Sunday, June 5, 2011

What I did with a Window

Do you remember me telling you about the windows I was able to pick up off of freecycle?  I finally finished one of them (well, almost).


In person, it's SO beautiful.  All I did with the window was cleaned it.  I thought the pealing paint look was perfect.  Why mess with perfection.  I had some wrapping from an After-Christmas sale at Hobby Lobby.


I rolled it out and did some measuring and cutting so it would fit within my frame.  But I was stuck not knowing how to adhere it.  I ended up just gluing the edges to the frame.  I probably could have mod podged it.  I just didn't want a glue look on my glass.  I ended up backing it with cardboard from a box I had.

I found the knobs for FREE at a garage sale.  Yep, FREE!!!  They were an ugly, outdated oak so I spray painted them the same color I used for the top of my kitchen table (which I'm liking now, btw).  


I hand drilled (cause I'm not sure where the charger is to my electric drill is--haven't for many years now) 7 holes.  The screws that came with the knobs were to short to go through the window frame, so I had to use other ones....ones that were too skinny.  That's okay cause I used to super duper amazing glue and glued the knobs onto the screws.  Sure, I maybe could have skipped the screws altogether and gone straight for the glue, but what fun would that have been?





The only thing left is to add something on the back so I can safely hang my new.......creation!  

We're getting ready to move again (third time in less than a year) so I probably will wait the month till we move in and figure out where I want to hang this, whether it's a mud room, the bathroom, in the kitchen, or maybe even in a bedroom).  And in case you're wondering why we're moving again....our first move to the state was temporary housing (one month) till we could find something more permanent...our second move was to the home we are now in....our third move will be because we desperately want a yard and this house has none and the next house has a large yard and cost $300 LESS a month.  It opens up July 1st.  Our contract goes till September in our current home, so that's 3 moves in less than 1 year.  I look forward to when we can sell our home in Idaho and buy a place I can love but for now, the current owners of the next home gave us permission to paint.  I AM SO EXCITED!  I'll keep you updated on my lovely summer that will include a move I wasn't planning for.    

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17 comments:

meijo's JOY said...

Real gorgeous!

Melissa Atkinson said...

I lovvvvveeeee this project you did!!!!! Really.....I want one.......So cute :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Isn't this lovely!! I saw that wrapping paper after Christmas, had it in my hand and put it back. Silly me. You sure used it in a beautiful way!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Loving the window! I've been thinking of doing something like it myself! I like that you painted the knobs black!

Salvage Savvy Gal said...

This looks great! I love reading how the project evolved, and seeing all of your creative thrifty-ness!
Connie

Lulu Lane Designs said...

Found you through CSI and i LOVE this! I have been hunting for an old window to put a poster in that I've had for a few weeks. And I love our Habitat store. Must hit it up this week! :)

Jill said...

I'm kicking myself for not keeping my old windows! This is very, very pretty!

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

That is a gorgeous project!! Sounds like the move will be worth it with the yard, painting, AND money savings!! Woohoo!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

What a fun dry erase board you've made for yourself! Congrats on the move. Moving is no fun but saving money is ;).

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Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

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Leanne said...

This is so pretty. What a great idea. THanks for linking to the party.

Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for linking up to bacon time. I have a special give away I am planning for the next party. Hope to see you soon. Next time if you could be so kind as to grab my party button for your pretty site I would love it.

Lauren @ 31diy said...

What a fantastic project! An added bonus -- you made it so inexpensively!

By the way, I've done the same thing before. My screws weren't long enough, so I glued the knobs to the tops of the screws. I used hot glue instead of a super glue. What was I thinking? :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love that window!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI! :)

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Nice Lyndee! I love a good upcycle! Thnaks for sharing @ goodbyecityhellosuburbs!

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