Window Command Center

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile you know I like taking old, broken, forgotten items and making them new. I usually sand the item down, primer, and paint. When family friends gave me this old window I decided to do none of that.
It was fabulously chippy to start with and I decided it needed nothing (although I did spray it down with some Polycrylic to seal in all the chippy goodness). I also knew I wanted to use some chicken wire and the chippy window would look great with some rusty chicken wire. Only problem was I didn’t have any rusty chicken wire hanging around.
So I grabbed a can of Rustoleum’s multicolor textured paint in Autumn Brown . I primered the chicken wire with metal primer and then used the textured paint. I was so happy to see that the paint actually did make the chicken wire look rusty!!!
I attached the “rusty” chicken wire with a staple gun to the backside of the window. It’s probably hard to tell from the pictures but they really do look rusty!
I filled 3 of the holes with the wire and the 3 other holes with some sheet metal that I painted with chalkboard paint. I attached the metal with some E6000 glue to the back of the window.
There’s a place to clip things on and write things down. There’s a place for everything!
I imagine that it would get filled up pretty quickly with all the fun summer fun!!!
Also, check out what just hatched in the pot outside our front door…..
If you can’t tell….it’s 4 little tiny baby birds! Aw I love Spring!!!
Linking up to these great link parties!


  1. LOVE this idea 🙂

  2. ah how cute! Great idea with the window! I love these windows..I have one sitting in my garage waiting for me to repurpose it!

  3. Attractive and functional, love it.

  4. I have a window that I primed & painted and had all the pains out to do another project when my Mom’s cat broke one of the panes.. Love this idea.. I like the chicken wire but I didn’t want to do the whole thing that way.. thanks so much for sharing…

  5. LOVE IT! Super clever and cute too 🙂
    I’d love it if you’d link it up to The After Party @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage…


  6. Ha! I have a window that’s just been sitting in the corner of my garage just waiting for an inspirational idea like this! Thanks for the great tip on that cool paint!! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  7. I love this idea. I so need to get an old chippy window right now.

  8. love this~

  9. Love it! Great job!

  10. We scored a bunch of old wood windows when our neighbors replaced them. I’ve done something with four so far. I love this idea!

  11. Cute idea – love the chicken wire in there.

  12. Amazing! I inherited 2 chippy windows from my neighbors after stalking it in their backyard for two weeks for free. Love the chicken wire and chalkboard idea.

  13. Totally my style! Looks awesome.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  14. Wow – this came out great!! I have a $5 old window in my garage that I have been trying to decide what to do with. I may have to try this!

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  15. What a fabulous idea with echalk board and chicken wire! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  16. I decorate with windows all the time and love this idea 😉

  17. this is an awesome idea! i love the chicken wire part especially!

  18. Cute, cute, cute! I love this idea, and I’m going to file it away.
    Thanks, Courtney!

  19. So cute! How did you secure your sheet metal in the holes?

  20. Great idea! Love it all… chippy paint, chicken wire… it’s so cute! I’m featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight tomorrow. Thanks for linking up.

  21. LOVE the window — what a great idea incorporating both the chicken wire and the chalkboard paint! And the baby birds — ADORABLE!! Love when they decide to nest where we can safely observe — thanks for sharing with us!

  22. Awe, little birdies! I Absolutely love the window with chicken wire and chalkboards! It turned out so primitive and rustic–LOVE IT!!! I’m your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

  23. LOVE it!!! I NEED to find an old window now!! lol!


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