Bend has an amazing selection of local coffee shops (and breweries), I mean even after nine months of living here we’re still discovering new wonders in town.
One of the first coffee shops we went is still at the top of our list. They also have inspired one of our most ambitious framing ideas: turning an old window into a picture frame.
Once Nick came home with the idea of a picture frame window we started scouring Craigslist for cheap finds. We got ours for $20 but this was before I discovered ReStore & I’m certain you could find one there for a lot cheaper. Live & learn, eh?
So I drove to the boonies of Central Oregon to pick up the window, which is when I discovered it was huge & in rough shape.
But I’m really passive & I felt like I had already promised this woman my $20 so we shoved it in the back of the car & I drove home thinking I’d made a huge mistake. In fact, I was so intimidated by my mistake that we left in the car for days.
Just rollin’ around town with a window in the back, don’t worry about it.
Once we finally got it in the house we realized it was indeed huge. The coffee shop window is about 2′ x 2′ which is a very reasonable size; ours… is 4′ x 4′.
It’s pretty much a small human on our wall.
It leaned against the wall for weeks, haunting me every time I walked in the door until the day I finally decided to do something about the window in the room.