DIY Decorative Hutch Window

I've wanted a beautiful architectural decorative window 
for a long time now. 

Create a DIY Architectural Window

I've seen them for sale in many home stores but I wanted to find a way to make one (on the cheap) for myself. 

One day on my way to work I pulled over next to an old hutch with one window removed and leaning on the side of the hutch. 

I got out of the car and was ready to take the window but I stopped because I thought that maybe the next person pulling over might want the whole hutch including the window, so I left it there. 

The next day on my way to work, there it was again. The window was still sitting there so I took that as a sign and I grabbed it and ran. 

To tell the truth I probably should have taken the whole hutch!

Create a DIY Architectural Window for free

When I got the window home I removed the glass... 

It was harder to paint it with the glass in and it wasn't necessary for what I had in mind. 

I painted both sides of the piece with regular white house paint. 

Painting a DIY Architectural Window for free

A few coats later, when the paint was dry, I dry brushed on a coat of a darker taupe colored chalky paint. 

Painting a DIY Architectural Window with a dry brush technique

To dry brush you simply dip the tip of the brush into the paint, wipe some off, then lightly brush a very light coat onto the piece. 

To finish off I sealed the window with a matte sealer. 

I attached a thick jute rope to the sides of the window and added a boxwood wreath. 

Painting an Architectural Window with a dry brush technique

This is just what I was looking for and it was basically free!

Gorgeous architectural window with dry brush technique

For a different look or for seasonal decorating you can change up the wreath and add a snowflake!

Gorgeous architectural window with dry brush technique  and a snowflake

So I have my architectural window for FREE and I love it!

A beautiful DIY window with a dry brush technique

Have fun with this one... This look has many possibilities! 

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window with snowflake and overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Nice. Yep, you should have taken the hutch, or at least the other window. Quick, go back! :)

  2. I know!!!! Did I mention that it was raining too? There was no way I could have taken the hutch and gotten to work. LOL I did try to tear off the other door but nope... all I got away with was one! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Palm to face, what a great idea! I love the look and never thought of using an old door. Don't you love the internet?
    Thanks for the brain nudge...I'll blame it on the bitter cold here in Maine, but that's just an excuse.:)

    1. Thanks Suzie! I hope you find a door and create one too. It was an easy project!

  4. I LOVE IT!!! What a great idea!! I want to make one.... Can you tell me about the wreath as well and where you purchased how much you paid for it?
    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Julie, The links above are similar wreaths to the one I used. I got mine at It is not always available but they have it every once in a while. Check out the ones on Amazon in the above links.


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