New Life for an Old Window

While searching the base garage sales MONTHS ago I stumbled upon an old window (I am a SUCKER for old windows). The lady selling it wanted a dollar for it. GASP, only a dollar? SOLD! So I proudly drug it home and started thinking of what I could do with it. I had one idea and that morphed into another. As most of you crafters know, sometimes projects throw curve balls our way and we have to adapt. While trying to get the window cleaned up I broke one of the pains of glass. I was SO bummed! I had to come up with a new idea, one that would now involve a glassless pain. Looking back I am so glad that the glass did break, I LOVE how the window turned out, it’s better than my previous vision!!!
My kitchen has a lemon theme and the colors are yellow, black, and white. I knew I wanted yellow for the window (even when I saw the horror on my husbands face as I pulled out the can of very very yellow spray paint and started painting, I KNEW I wanted yellow). But first I had to clean this thing….here it is in all it’s green filthy splendor:
Here is the final product!!! On the far left is a corkboard covered in fabric and on the far right is a magnetic chalkboard. I loved the quote in the middle and this was my first major project using vinyl on my Cricut. It’s not perfect and it was quite time consuming while I tried to navigate the very steep learning curve!!! If you have a Cricut or ever tried using one, you know what I mean. They are amazing but take some getting use to!!!
I added some old glass doorknobs to the bottom of the window (with the help of my VERY helpful hubby) so that I could hang things, like my apron!
I’m going to make some matching magnets and pushpins….at some point….when I get to it! : ) On another note, since I was kinda having fun with the vinyl I decided to label my trash cans, that way guests don’t have to ask “Which one is the trash?”!
I would REALLY like to see any of your vinyl projects that you’ve done. I’m gonna need someone to teach me how to have a link party!! But until then, leave a link in the comments section! Oh, and let me know what you think! Happy Hump Day!!!

Comments

  1. Love this project, yellow and black, perfect!

  2. I’m obsessed! So want to do this! Please link it up to Fabulous Friday (open till Tues)
    Heather @ http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  3. That’s just adorable!! I think you did great with the cricut. Have you noticed some projects are like a dream and others……..whew AND you can’t really figure out what in the world you’re doing wrong? Anyway, maybe you see it as not perfect but over here it looks pretty flippin awesome!

  4. Love your window idea….I must “steal” it. Thanks for the inspiration. I enjoyed bouncing around you blog and now I’m gonna follow you 🙂

  5. I love, love, love what you did with that window – it makes me want a window 🙂 Love your blog, followed you.

    Mary @ Redo101.blogspot.com

  6. realy very nice!

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