Monday, August 8, 2011

My Long Awaited Window Project!

Have you seen old windows being used in home decor? Well years ago, my friend in Arizona found an old window and made it into a beautiful frame.

Ever since then, I have been dying to make a similar project. I hadn't been looking too hard until lately. My mom was in Rexburg and told me she was going to a flea market of sorts. I told her to look out for an old window.

Lucky for me she found this one!

Here it is at the beginning.

I gave it a quick sand and then painted it
with some left over paint from my bathroom.

Next, I sanded it again.

I sanded it just enough to let the wood show in some places.

Next came the glazing. Glazing or staining always makes me nervous!

Here it is after I glazed it. Looking so good!

The only downside was there was no glass. I went to Lowe's and had some custom glass cut, which was reasonably priced, I thought.

I have been seeing lots of different types of subway art. I wanted to put something family oriented in one of the openings.

I found this free and cute printable from Pinterest.
Side note.....have you checked out Pinterest? Love it!

I love the way it turned out! I just want to keep looking at it. Also, part of what makes it so beautiful, are the pictures that my neighbor took! Love the way they look in here!


Lynette said...

So clever!! I like this idea much better than those "collage"-type picture frames you see at Michael's or other craft stores. I love what you did with this window frame. :) :)

Amy said...

I love it! That is so creative.

Angela said...

Very cute. :)