Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Window Redo - Trash to Treasure


What's more fun than taking something from Trash-to-Treasure?

Spending less than $15 to make it SPECTACULAR!

A girlfriend of mine was getting rid of this antique window and I just knew that I could figure out something to do with it. I've spent the last few months trying to decide how I wanted to display it. Well... I FINALLY decided!

Here's what you need:

Paint & a Poster to match your home decor (Yep, that's it!). OH, and the window of course.
Or... use the window to frame family photos.

Before



Slightly Sanded and Painted Black

I sanded the window frame slightly, because I still wanted the window to have an aged look even after I painted it. Once the paint dried, I went back and sanded the edges a bit to look a bit more weathered.



While the window is drying, cut the poster that you chose into the same size as the window panes and attached them from behind with an adhesive (I used a heavy duty tape).

And there you have it... A Window Redo!!



I happen to absolutely LOVE this project!!

I still have another antique window, but I have a different idea that I want to try.

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49 comments:

Debbie said...

THat is awesome, and totally something to brag about!~ THanks for sharing, your home looks lovely, I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more:)

Always Nesting said...

That is incredibly creative and I love the way it turned out!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

This project is great, Tiff! It really looks like an expensive piece of artwork. It's a great idea and I'm bookmarking it for my further use. VERY CREATIVE. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

I have that same exact poster (found it a Hobby Lobby) in my Theatre Room!
I love how you combined the old window with the art--I just (plain ol') framed mine :)
Blessings from my home to yours!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Great idea for the old window! It turned out perfect! Theresa

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

CraftyMummy said...

So gorgeous! I popped over from Keeping it Simple. Love the poster behind too.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Very creative project! Love how it turned out.

Kaysi said...

What a great idea! I really like the outcome, it looks great!

TheCraftInMe said...

This turned out great, it is very unique and cool!

Nancy said...

This turned out great and I'm going to have to try it now!

Nancy

Sandy said...

I just love your window redo... I'm now on a search for an old window!

Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Always Nesting said...

I am so glad you linked this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday!! I love this project.

mbkatc230 said...

This is such a great project. I love the idea of using the old window frame to showcase family photos. But, please don't tell DH. He's starting a picture frame business lol. Kathy

Fawnda said...

that is so beautiful! I love it! I want it for myself! :)

Julie Harward said...

WOO HOO...very classy indeed! I love this, what a great idea! And I love the poster you put into it..looks so good! :D

Kansas Amy said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a moment. Happy blogging!

Merrie said...

Very, very cool. Way different than the old window I'm doing, but very cool. It looks great in that space.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Wow, that turned out incredible! Come join Idea Sharin' Wednesday, I would love to feature this when I do my favorites post and I always have prizes :)
-Jill

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

I will not forget this project. That's amazing!

Haverford House said...

This window redo is great! I love the poster you used for this! I'm a new follower! ~Marcy

Denise said...

Amazing, you did a wonderful job. It looks beautiful. :-)

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

What a super idea!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!! very creative.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!! very creative.

Crystal said...

That is such a good idea!Maybe I'll use it on one of the 10 windows I've been storing!

Katie said...

Loving it! Awesome way to repurpose a window. Aren't old windows awesome?!

Katie said...

Loving it! Awesome way to repurpose a window. Aren't old windows awesome?!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I absolutely love that. I love old windows and they are getting hard to find now. So when you do find one, you know you have a treasure. I love how that one had only horizonal or vertical (which ever way you put it) panes. I will be on the hunt to find one now that I have seen what you did with yours. Love it.
Brooke

Lisa said...

I just picked up a ton of old windows in the fall and Im looking for projects. I LOVE this. I'll keep my eye out for a poster now!
Thanks for sharing
Lisa

pamela said...

Stunning and unique. A real show stopper. Nicely done.
Pamela

Rachel Lynn said...

I love the idea! I have some old barn windows I'd like to use.

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Its So Very Cheri said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your project on my blog. You entered it into a party that featured her party and I picked your item as a favorite.
Be sure and check out the DIY Club party event--when You come over.
Cheri

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

Looove this! Um your Newest follower :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love how your window turned out! It really looks awesome.
gail

Fawnda said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/04/mothers-day-ideas-from-readers.html

Jessica Sievers said...

SOOOO creative!!! I host a party on Wednesdays called, "Show Us What You're Workin' With" I would LOVE for you to join me!!

Jessica
meandmybucket.blogspot.com

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This is wonderful! A great twist on window art, as most window projects involve lots of small individual photos. Love the use of the black and white poster!

paisley penguin said...

I linked over from Better After. Love this project and may have to "steal" it.

~*yOuNiQuE727*~ said...

WOW ~ what a genius idea. I'm going to be looking for a window to do the same thing. Beautiful job and I love your blog.

Blue Diamond Designs said...

So cute! Where did you come across the fabulous window!?

jen said...

I don't know if you'll see this...but I just linked to this project on my blog!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That turned out just awesome! You have a new follower!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Love it. I am going to feature you!
Bonnie :)

Brandy said...

very nice!!
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