Happy Fall y’all! This is my most favorite time of the year to explore the city’s surrounding rural colors through parks, pumpkin farms, apple orchards and a solid camping trip to Door County. Naturally, to kick off the season, I made a table!
I found an old windowpane near a dumpster last year and have been waiting for the right opportunity to utilize the piece. I was hesitant to handle the window because of how dirty the wood was and how rusty the screens were. I thought perhaps I could have been dealing with lead paint – which I probably was — so be sure to get any painted dumpster dive finds tested before inhaling their many dust particles. I should have been more cautious, but I’m still very much alive and am able to enjoy my new entry table.
Share your tips or hold-ups on decorating a temporary space in the comments below. How do you add color to walls without painting them? What do you feel is a problem area in your apartment? Let’s come up with some solutions together.
Windowpane Table How-to
1 windowpane (mine was about 34” x 16”)
4 table legs (mine were about 20” tall)
Two pieces of glass/plexiglass to lay [?] atop the window openings
Fabric to cover glass
Hammer and nail
Use pliers to rip the screens out of the window. I had to use a razorblade to help loosen up some areas. Careful of dust and sharp ends of the screens. Wear gloves.
Clean the windowpane and glass.
Take a table leg and start a hole in the top center with your hammer and nail. Line up the hole on your table leg with the end of the screw. Twist leg until secure. Repeat this process in the remaining three corners.
Cut and iron two pieces of fabric that are a few inches larger than your glass on each side.
Paint the table legs to match the windowpane if you need to, and boom, you’ve got a lovely new table for your entryway.
I plan to find a large mirror at a thrift shop to hang above my table in the entryway. Hooray for redecorating! And don’t forget to share your own redecorating stories in the comments section below. Happy Fall!