Tuesday, June 22, 2010

W is for Windows-Part 1

Home stretch people!
"W" week and I have so many things to show you all.
I decided to put my "windows" in multiple parts because, well because I use ALOT of windows in my decorating.
I don't really know why.
I guess I am just drawn to them.
Just when I think I am a little over using windows I will come across ANOTHER really cool window. You will see some of those later in the week. For this post I am going to start with a window that started pretty bland, but I think it (they) turned out pretty stinkin cute.

It started with an obscure window I got at the local flea market:

Before I go any farther, the pictures from this tutorial will not match up with the "after." The windows are different and the decoration on them is different, but the steps are the same. Perhaps you can forgive me for the discrepancies??

Anyway, it all started with a window. Seeing that clear glass got my wheels spinning. Caught up in those wheels were visions of birds and frosted glass spray paint.
Big shock huh?

I have written a more in depth tutorial of how I use the frosted glass spray paint here so I will just give you the shortened version, with pictures:

Here is the contact paper being measured and cut to fit the window panes.

Here is where I draw out the design that I want on the windows. I "image googled" vinyl bird art and pick something for inspiration.

Next step is to cut out the parts that I want to be painted

Then you spray paint the window with the trusty Rustoleum Frosted Glass spray paint.

Here is the set of windows I did using this technique. One window has two birds (to represent hubby and I) and the other set has three birds (to represent the kiddos). I hung them in front of the screens on my screened in porch.
Oooh, there's a little peek. See the window?? Okay, I'll give you a better shot. or two. okay maybe three.
There are the "love birds"

There are the "kidlet birds"

Here is a shot of both of them hanging between the frames.

I am linking this up with The CSI Project. This week is "Frames, Art and Wall Decor." Come by and check it out!!
Visit thecsiproject.com

So did you see how I HAND DREW that bird design. And I had to do a little research to find the design that I liked?

Well, Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chic could provide the answer to my woes.

She is giving away a Silhouette!! Oh and it comes with all kinds of stuff!! Now I am SUPPOSED to tell you to go to her site and check it out and enter for yourself.

I don't want to do that. I want it for myself. So, don't go. It's not that great.

But it really is.

Also joining in with:

Jenny Matlock: Alphabe-Thursday

Just a Girl Show and Share Day


  1. You know I love windows too! Those are so cute! If you ever want a window shaped like the one in my sunroom come get a few. We have a huge stack out in the shed becasue they were the old windows in this house. :)

  2. I'm in love with these windows!

  3. I love this project Molly, it turned out fantastic! My Mom would love this too, she is a true bird lover. You asked about my collages....I use Picasa 3 to download my pics and from there I can edit and create collages...really very simple.

  4. So creative, Molly. I wish I could think like that.
    But since I can't I buy other people's stuff who can think like that!

  5. I love these and I love where you put them! Its art that you can still see through! Nice job!
    Saw this on The CSI Project

  6. Super love. Need to get some removable contact paper for all these projects in my brain! LOL

    (fellow CSI poster)

  7. Wow, how cute is that. Very clever and unique. Great W post.

  8. I love how these turned out! Great W post.

  9. haha! I love windows too! And old doors! AT our last home, I salvaged an old door with lots of glass panes from an old warehouse...my hubby was deployed in Iraq and so I hauled that heavy thing to our front yard...and used it on an empty side wall outside and grew morning glories and ivy up and around it... I loved it! it went to another happy home when we had to move.

    What a great idea you shared!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I hope you get a chance to stop by my W post :o)

  10. Love, love, love this idea! You are so wonderfully clever!

    And I always love stopping here on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

    Thanks for participating and sharing your ideas and talents with us.


  11. I would never have thought of using windows this way. These blogs are full of good ideas! Thank you for this one :)



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