12.20.2012

SAW IT. PINNED IT. DID IT: DIY WINDOW PANE DECOR



Woo woo, we have made it to Thursday! Attention, we've made it to Thursday!
Last real work day for me before Christmas since we have a luncheon tomorrow, so it's safe to say I'm pretty excited that today is here. Also excited because Thursday means another round of what items can I find to craft in my house  Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

Now, I know what you're thinking.
You've seen the window pane crafts before.
Is it any consolation that I tried switching it up and combining a few elements into mine?
Yes? Maybe....?

Well, I went to a thrift store with a girlfriend over the summer and this window pane has been sitting
in our garage collecting dust since then. It was only $10 (or less, I can't remember), but I kept going back and forth on what to do with it. Blow up one big picture for it? Paint it ivory and put multiple pictures in it? Do a quote? The options for this project are endless. 

In the end, I decided to use some pictures and add burlap (you can't be that surprised by this point) 
with some writing. I like the combo of the two, but who knows how long I will keep it like this. I know that I will change the pictures because I couldn't find a lot of our professional wedding pictures before posting these pictures, but these work for now.

Let's get down to business.

To Make Your Own:
-1 windowpane (thrift stores are the best for this, imo)
-Spraypaint, I used Krylon (in the sea mist color)
-Burlap, cut into squares to fit in the windowpane
-Stencils and 1 tube of black acrylic paint (if you want writing)


How I Did It:
-Clean your window pane with water and paper towels.
I forgot to take a true "before" picture of mine, but it was a light cream color with dust, dirt, and spider webs all over it. I spared you a not so pretty image, trust me.
 Here's one after I cleaned it.


-Once it's clean and dry, either take out the glass from the window or cover it up with towels
 so that the spray paint doesn't get on the mirror.
I used towels because I couldn't take mine out and didn't want to break it.

{this picture makes it look a bit brighter than the color really is...}


-Go to town and spray paint the window.
I went back and forth if I wanted to do a bold color, or just do white or ivory.
I'm really glad I did the color though..it's really pretty!
Make sure you get the window pane divider and cover all areas.
I did 2 coats of spray paint.

-Once dry, cut your burlap to fit the areas where you want to use it.
I wanted burlap on three sections, so I laid them out to visualize it.



-If you want writing like I did, just take the stencils and paint on the burlap.
Make sure to this on magazines or something because it will leak through.



-Once dry, I just use double sided tape to secure the burlap to the window and re-attach the window divider. Put your pictures in the other areas (also with double-sided tape) and voila!
You're done.



 Right now, as you can see, I have it sitting above our bed waiting to be hung.
Hear that hubby? ;)

The toughest part of this project was measuring the burlap to fit the sections in the window perfectly. 
Othen than that, it was pretty easy! I finished it in one night while watching Home Alone. 
Success? I think so.

It's also easy to change by adding new pictures, or eventually when I get around to adding a blown up wedding picture, I could do that.

Have you tried the whole old window pane as decor before?

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Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

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    1. thanks Jodi! The pictures make it look blueish, but it's actually more like a sea green!

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  2. So cute, Katie! You did a great job!

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    1. do it :) not too hard once you find a window pane!!

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  4. It looks great! I had no idea it would actually be that easy..those things look so hard to make!

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    1. thanks..yeah they do look hard - they aren't though! Worth a shot!

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  5. this is ADORABLE my love!! i love the way it looks and the words lOVE and BK! So so cute....i need your creative mind!!

    you should switch a pic of me into that so y'all can always look at me while in bed ;) teehee

    xoxoxo

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    1. Wonder what Billy would think if I did that? He probably wouldn't notice or think anything of it haha PS-you DO have my creative mind E.

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  6. This turned out great!!! I too have a window pane that has been collecting dust! Just not completely decided on what I want to do with it. The options are endless! This looks great though & you made it look too easy!

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    1. P.S. This little project was just what I needed to start mine! I have a tall 3 pane window so it's sort of awkward buuuut.... Seeing you use the burlap gives me such ideas!!! :) HAHA!! Thanks girl!

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    2. That's how I felt...there are so many things you can do. I'm sure whatever you chose will turn out great!! And I love the tall ones..I saw some ideas on Pinterest for those too!

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  7. Well this is just adorable!! I love the 'b&k' too cute!

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  8. cuteeee! you are getting so creative on here!! we should have a craft day, ooo that would be fun, after the holidays? and yes we need to get together! I leave for Colorado Dec. 26th, so we may have to wait until after the new yearrrr! but I will keep in touch with you ladyyy!

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  9. KUDOS to you and Steph FOR REALZ. I still haven't got to link up yet but I swear I will one day soon! :) This is the cutest!!! :) MUAH!!! <3

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    1. YES where have you been love?! do it to it ;) thanks boo!

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  10. Sooo cute and creative! Its adorable!

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  11. This turned out so cute! I keep my eyes peeled for an old window pane when I go thrifting and I haven't been lucky yet! Oh and thanks for a fun link-up! It definitely motivates me to get some things done! Happy holidays!

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  12. I love it! Old windows are such a fun way to decorate, I think!

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  13. So cute and crafty! Right now, my hubby and I (mostly my hubby) are building a rustic table, I found on Pintrest!

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  14. SO CUTE! You should probably just start selling these, you could make a fortune ;)

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  15. This is adorable, I love how it turned out! We have an old window sitting around, so I definitely need to do something like this! :)

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  16. This is awesome! I love it...especially the turquoise!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  17. gorgeous! I love the burlap and that sea mist color is perfect!

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  18. Love this project! I really want to do something similar but need to go on the hunt for a window pane! Oh and I totally used your No-bake Oreo ball recipe last night to make for my colleagues! They were a huge success :)

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  19. Oh I love this! The mix of the window and the burlap and the stenciled letters, it's just adorable! Great job :)

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  20. that turned out sooo well! I love it!

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  21. This looks amazing! I love the stenciled initials to personalize it. Perfect for above your bed!

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  22. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now...I have no idea where I can get my hands on an old window frame! Your finished product looks aaah-maaazing. :) This makes me even more determined to find a window frame for myself!!! :)

    * Jennifer
    www.kermey-and-piggy.blogspot.com *

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    1. try old consignment stores or thrift stores! Thank you Jennifer!

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