Monday, January 4, 2010

From Shabby Old Window to Chic Home Decor

My first linky party of 2010 that I'm participating in is over at Kimaba's blog, A Soft Place to Land. This is a fun DIY party inwhich many talented people share ideas and things that they have made. Go check out what is new for 2010.



I thought I would share with you an old wood window frame I made for the bazaar. I didn't blog about it because my husband liked it so much {he never comments on anything I make but he REALLY like how this one turned out} that I decided to not sell it in the bazaar and give it to him for Christmas instead. I couldn't blog about it before but now that it is settled on my large shelf in the family room I thought I would do a post about it. I chose some simple and weathered looking scrapbook paper for three of the panes.I then added the vinyl lettering.
I think it looks right at home where it is.
One thing though, I wish I would have had twenty of those to sell at the bazaar, I had so many people interested in buying it. I had put a sold sign on it so my hubby wouldn't become suspicious (then I had to hide it at my daughters house until Christmas). This was the first of my windows that people would look at and then become so disappointed that it said 'sold' on it.
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21 comments:

Turley Times said...

Wow, that looks so awesome! I wouldn't have wanted to sell it either. :) I have some of that same scrapbook paper and just love it.

Hannah

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I can see why so many wanted it!
It's beautiful and simple (in a good way). Very calming to look at, and makes you think about the message.

Great project!
~Amy

Treasia Stepp said...

This is really pretty. I seen some very similar ones while out shopping yesterday, but yours is much nicer. Love it.

Momza said...

Very nice! I like it!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I can see why he liked it so much, great job! He must have been happy with his surprise! :)
~Michelle

Christine said...

Now I know why there was a sold sign on that window. I wish my husband would want something like that. Very Nice and sweet of you!!!

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words :). I love stopping by your blog and seeing all your amazing projects. So many crafty inspirations!

Stephanie Lynn said...

You did an amazing job - it looks fabulous! The lights behind it are great!

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

What do you use to cut your vinyl?

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Anny said...

Its so pretty! I'm glad you got to keep it :D

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

You never cease to amaze it--that's beautiful! Bet hubby loved it.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I can see why so many people were disappointed they couldn't have it. It's so cute! Hopefully you'll be able to find some more old windows to transform.

Manuela

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This looks fantastic! I have an old window that just might get a makeover.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I love how you did this window! It looks great.
I have windows, I have scrap book paper, I do NOT have vinyl. :(
gail

Kammy said...

Love it - those vinyl letters are the bomb !
Kammy

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

This is gorgeous!!! I have 4 old windows in my attic I have been dying to get at. They were found in an attic of my FIL's neighbor when he passed and he bought the house. One had been used, but the other three had not. I snapped them babies right up. Too bad I didn't grab the bear claw cast iron tub. Not sure where I would have put it anyway. LOL

Hugs,

Cece

Jenny said...

What a beautiful project! You did that so well!

Amy said...

Oh.. I don't know how I missed this post. It turned out beautiful. Words to live by for sure!

Lissa said...

I have found the possibilities with old windows to be literally ENDLESS! These are so cute, I love how you mixed the lettering and designed paper. Just lovely.

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Connie,
It looks great! You did a fabulous job re-doing that window. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Crafting!
Linda

ParkerMama said...

Here from MMB! And now I jealous. Totally jealous. That is fabulous.

Tammy and Parker
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