I am posting this for Vintage Thingie Thursday since we found some vintage windows on the curb last fall, and they inspired this entire project.  With a bit of wood found in the garage and a quick trip to Home Depot, we had the makings of a fun weekend. antique windows

 It was a gorgeous day last Saturday on the first day of Spring, and we took full advantage.  My husband (the wonderful guy that he is) has been planning on building me a cold frame for this spring. web-kk-014

First he built it,web-kk-023

 then he put on some wheels so we can move it to the sun or in and out of the garage when the kids want to play basketball.  Also wheels could come in handy if we have a bad frost coming, I can just roll it back a few feet into the garage.  


 Next we painted it, web-saturday-014

put the windows on with  hinges, web-saturday-245

we also reused the window hardware as handles,web-saturday-236

put a couple of heavy duty handles on the sides for lifting (you never know) web-k-002

and voila…web-saturday-247

a great cold frame to hold all my fledgling seedlings.web-saturday-254

   I guess I don’t have any excuses now…


my garden has to look good this year. 

~ All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. ~ Helen Hayes

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