A few years ago I spotted this beautiful antique iron window grille at an antique store up North. I usually snap up things like this as soon as I spy them, but this one was a bit pricey so I passed on it. Well, a few months went by and I went back to the antique store….
And the window grille was still there! In my mind that is karma. I knew it had been there for a while so I asked what was the best price he would take. Let’s just say it was more than $20 but less than he asked originally. I knew it would find a home at our lake house. I hauled it down on the next truck trip.
Well, with so many other pressing projects happening the grille wound up in my treasure room. (It’s my little room off of the main work shop where I store my goodies-hence The Treasure Room) It stayed there until recently. I finally cleaned out and organized the room and decided it was high time this beauty got some well deserved attention. Here is some of the scrolly goodness:
The original patina was cool. It was white and chippy and rusty. But, I wanted it to look fresh and I also didn’t want it to rust on my window. So, I wiped it down and scrubbed off the chippy paint with a wire brush. I spray painted both sides with Rustoleum White semi-gloss. It took almost a whole can.
The window grille had two loops on the back for hanging but because my window was larger than the grille, we had to hang it from the scroll pieces on the sides. It still works fine. The piece is very heavy so luckily we were able to drill directly into the siding for extra stability. Not exactly high security but I think it’s fitting that it guards my treasures! And does it beautifully! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!