Friday, 26 August 2011

A Window to my world...

Well here it is the end of August and time for my altered project! The summer has flown by for me! Our theme for August was suppose to be summer or beach and as I worked on this project, I changed my mind a few times and just as I finish it I realize it is not to summery, so I guess you will have to just realize I live in New York and summer is the month of July and then it is basically over! LOL

So here is what I did...
In the back of our garage the previous owners of our home left some old windows from where they replaced the windows in the house..
Well I did some scrubbing and cleaning and the window still looked like this..

So after scrubbing and cleaning it, I repainted the whole frame white! A word to the wise, since I was not to wise, tape off the windows or trust me cleaning the panes is not FuN!

After painting it white, I then painted right over the white with a maroon paint (I used decoart acrylic craft paints, cheap!!!)

After painting the window with the maroon, I took some sandpaper and sanded the paint off in
several places. I followed the sanding with antiquing over the maroon with watered down burnt umber paint which I applied and then gently wiped it back off leaving only small amts to give a nice rustic antique look. Then I took a satin varnish after the antiquing dried and applied that to all the painted wood to seal it.

Next I choose my photos and taped them on Scrapbook papers with double sided tape that were cut to the window sizes. Next I took the scrapbook papers and glued them in place. Then I Printed the quote of that I wanted in the center bottom window and then placed it below the window. I then took black acrylic paint and watered it down to an inky consistency and then following the printed quote paper behind the window I painted the words on to the window! Next a wire placed on the back and my Window to my world was ready to hang! I am sorry the photos are not better but I really fought the glare from the glass!


I hope you enjoyed this and please let me know if you have any questions! I would love to see what YOU do with Windows!!!!


15 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Monique said...

Awesome idea!! Love it!

Tanya said...

beautiful!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, Susie!! This is stunning. Thanks for sharing the steps you took to create this beautiful piece! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

AmyG said...

beautiful!

Kathy said...

This is just wonderful...I love your idea with the old window.

karen In Houston said...

WOW a fabulous job on this window, alot of work but well worth it as the finished project is fantastic.

Tracy said...

Fabulous window frame!

happy said...

Wow Sue! I love the window! What a beautiful work of art!

Alanna said...

Golly gosh I'm seeing repurposed windows everywhere!!

I just came across the link on another site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/postroadvintage/4786719716/

Love what you've done with your window!! Such a great way to frame everything!

pinkalishious said...

Stunning Beautiful & a very good idea, i love it sue!! x x

Guiseppa said...

This is gorgeous...fabulous idea!

Tara said...

Just beautiful Susie!!

Scrappin Abby said...

Just beautiful! Fantastic idea which I am going to "borrow" from you : )

I have some old windows I picked up at an estate sale this summer and this will be a great way to display them in my house.

Thanks for sharing : )

Yatie Tajudin said...

Wow!! This is awesome. Thanks, for sharing!!