Create a DIY Decorative Architectural 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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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. .