Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An old window!

Do you remember this old window? I got it a few weeks back. I was driving home and this girl had them outside of her house selling them for ten bucks a piece. I knew that was too good of a deal to pass up.
So I sanded it down, and took a razor blade and cleaned up the paint on the glass. Then I taped off the glass and spray painted it. Sanded it again for that distressed look and put some stain on too make it look old again. I didn't realize how crazy that sounded until a neighbor walked by and asked what I was doing.
Anyhow, here is the finished product.
I decided to put it in my kitchen over the kitchen cabinets.

I just might have to take it down for the 4th of July. I love how a lot of you bloggers out there put an American flag behind the glass.


So, I am quickly running out of ideas for things to blog about, any ideas???


36 comments:

Tausha said...

thanks so much for the thought. We went to the eye dr today and it was another dead end. I don't have any symptoms of allergies, but maybe this is MY symptom. I know I have some zyrtec lying around here somewhere. I will try it tomorrow. I have got absoulately nothing to lose. The window looks great! I love the look of the new blog.
ALso, my neighbor thinks I am crazy. He always asks what I am creating when I am out spray painting. He always seems interested. I know he is really not, but I still like that he tries!!!
ps-watch out for those windows. Crafting with them can be addicting!!!

Mimi Sue said...

I love how your window turned out. And that tassel is darling. I really want to try and make one or maybe some. Mimi

Rachel said...

Oh it turned out great! I love it and it looks perfect in your kitchen!

LeAnn said...

I love the window with the wreath! The church down the street is being renovated and I kept watching to see if they would take out the old windows. I'm kind of thinking they won't now because they boarded up the glass the other day.

As for blog topics? How about a tutorial on the family trees?

Becky said...

Love the window!

Songbirdtiff said...

The window looks great great! About the stuff to talk about...I'm in the same boat. I just don't have enough craft time these days.

Nicol said...

Super cute! I love it in your kitchen!

The Steele family said...

That is way cute I got one of those one time and got vinel and family pictures and put it in there it was cool to so there is a idea for you.

Emily said...

Love the window pane. I have one too, that I love because it is so versatile. I can use it in just about any room in my house.

Shannon said...

What a great idea!! It looks great up there and really stands out with the wreath on it. So cute!

Inspired Kara said...

You window looks great and so do your cabinets!!!

With Christmas coming, we'll have TONS to blog about :)

Scrapper Mom said...

That window looks good up there.

I have been a bad bloggy friend lately..sorry. Blog about anything. Your day??? That's what I do. What about us people who don't have a makeover/decorating bone in their body??? That's all we have to blog about. lol.

This Country Girl said...

I love it! I just love old windows! It instantly gives your home a cozy feel, to me! Yours turned out great and I like where you have it! I have one in my living room with quilting squares behind it and one on my sunporch with a big star hanging in the middle of it. There's so many things you can do with them!

Tammy

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I love it...I'm beginning to wish I had dome some garage saling this year!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I've been searching for a window for sooo long. So long. Like maybe two years. Crazy? I know. I'm finally getting one. My parents redid their garage and there was a six-paned old window that they are saving for me and I am so thrilled! Thanks for the inspiration of the wreath hanging in front. Lovely!

Kristi said...

Hi Nicole- thanks for stopping by my blog- I have been enjoying yours for a while now too! I have a window really similar to yours above my bed. I like how you put yours above your cabinets- it looks great!

WheresMyAngels said...

That is such a creative idea!

Busy Bee said...

Your revamp of the old window looks great. Your fall decorating is awesome...very talented! I love your blog. Happy Thursday!
Stephanie

Kristi said...

Love what you did with your window! Did you see my post about my windows? There are just limitless ideas. One year I hung a Christmas wreath on the window pane hanging in the living room...

Laura said...

I love it! I also love your black cabinets, I have been thinking about painting mine. Next year when we replace our windows, I will have to remember to keep one or two! Have a fun, safe halloween!

Laura:)

Our Complete Family said...

It looks great! Ah, to have that much space above cabinets. We're in a 1972 house and they sure did not believe in high ceilings and open stuff back then. Shoot. I'm jealous!!! I'm out of blog ideas, too, since the kiddos keep me busy and I don't get to create as I used to. Send some this way if you get some good ones hun! Hugs, Les

Blissful Nikki said...

oh, this is awesome! :) I love the window over the cabinets! Gosh, I dream of black cabinets one day.........hehe

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

I am still jealous......

onlymehere said...

Beware....as soon as you think you have nothing to blog about life happens and gives you several new blogs!! I like the idea of putting the American flag behind the window. I haven't seen that done but I think it would be beautiful. I love how your painted it and can see such beauty in an old window!

beth at aunties said...

The window looks great. It looks sp pretty above your beautiful black cabinets.
Did you paint those your self? Or are they custom made?
Enjoy a Happy and safe Halloween!

Jenny o said...

So fun! I wish I was that crafty and creative!

Donna said...

I love the window idea. I have a couple of old windows I was going to make into end tables. I may change that though! When I got mine they already looked old, because they were, no work needed!

Angela Fehr said...

Love the black cabinets? Is that paint or stain? We are in the middle of painting our cabinets right now - but I'm going to be boring and paint them cream.

Angie said...

Looks great! I just LOVE old windows!

megan said...

Love that window. I saw Aubry's up close on Halloween night. Feeling ever so jealous of it right now.
Hey, it might be my computer, but I can' see your post a comment button.

Kimba said...

It looks great! What a great spot for it!

And you did a wonderful job with your first blog design. It's beautiful! I'm really impressed!

Kimba

Erin said...

How fun! I love love love old windows! I love what you did with it. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am enjoying looking at all your creative ideas!

LadybugLady said...

I don't know where you come up with these ideas - they are so cute!

Blue Castle said...

The window looks awesome in your kitchen! Love it. :)

Karen said...

I love that window. I saved mine from our re do but they are BIG. Not sure where to put them. But they have been saved:)

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