What to Do With a Boarded up Window?

3 Materials
5 Hours

According to the information left in our 1951 renovation home, this window was an external window that was boarded up when the family room was added on. Since that time, a mirror and an odd looking wood valance/rod thing was added. We lived with it for about a year and finally my husband started ripping it out! We couldn't stand it any longer!

After tearing out the boards

Patching and painting

Casing the window

Paint and spackle used.

Up close of leaded glass.

Leaded glass window, found on Facebook marketplace. This is how it looks from the dining room side into the family room.

Family room side looking into kitchen.

This is what it looked like originally. The wood thing at the top, have no idea what that was used for. Possibly a valance?

Sans mirror and wood valance

Back side of window being disassembled.

Window removed

Suggested materials:

  • 4" window casing   (Lowes)
  • Leaded glass window   (Facebook Marketplace)
  • Cable and hooks   (Lowes)

Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica
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  • William William on Jul 02, 2021

    Yup some kind of weird valance bracket. Curtains covered the plywood on the inside. Terrible UUGH! Love what you did. Looks great. Good share

  • Kevin Kevin on Jul 02, 2021