Peer Through My Window

For the four years that Mr. Pear Tree and I have lived in our current abode, the space above our headboard has been empty. You see, I don’t like to rush into things, and I didn’t have “just the right” art work or decoration or feature of any sort to place over it. What’s more, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted there.

But this past summer, my mum passed along an old window frame that – thanks to inspiration collected in my “For the Home” board on Pinterest – happened to have a home just waiting for it, you know where.

However, it needed some work. And, almost serendipitously, I was working on a little stockpile of items, including this cradle, painting and sanding them to give them an easy, well-worn, shabby chic look.

I think the look works perfectly with our old, c. 1930s bed frame – although it was a little bit stark (too much white) for my liking, so I added a few pressed leaves, collected from walks in the park. When leaf season is over, I think I’ll tuck a few old or of vintage-influenced photographs in the corners.

This whole restoration thing has really helped me see old furniture in a new light. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on a new bed for my son – hopefully I’ll be able to show that project off in the next week or so…

– Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier

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  1. It looks so good, like something out of a farmhouse bed and breakfast! Would Mr. PearTree be willing to whip you up some art of an outdoor scene you could put behind the window frame?

  2. It really bugs me that your house never has little/giant piles of junk in every corner like mine always seems to. Are you the Martha Stewart of Canada? 😉

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