Saturday, July 7, 2012

Old Window Frame~Colorful new addition


Remember I posted awhile back that I had several old window frames and didn't know what I was going to do with them? Well, I finally came up with a project that I'm just loving. I wanted something fun and colorful and I think I found it. I knew I wanted to paint the frame with a pop of color and also have the windowpanes painted also. Well, that was a little trickier than I thought. I had to find the type of paint that would be translucent, permanent and also hold up to the weather. Sunshine, rain and all the other elements that are outdoors. I didn't want a paint that would streak on the glass panes either, because if one can streak paint on glass, I am surely the one that can do it like a pro. That is, streak the glass.

So here we go~the start of my project.

Here's my pile of old window frames that I have.
old windows frame project

First, I started by sanding the window frame, then scraping off all the old paint and caulk that was on the panes. Now, that was a job! Then I painted it with exterior paint. (Valspar 5005-108 Rushing Stream)
painted old window frame
I decided that I wanted to etch the glass panes before painting them to give them a frosted look.
old window pane frosted

Here it is..all finished and ready to hang. What do you think?
Don't you love the translucency of the panes? 
I have one more project to complete and then the bench, painted window frame and the next item that I'm working on will be ready for its new spot in the yard.

old window frame painted glass panes
Stay tuned...I still have quite a few old window frames left to do projects with and I have some great ones planned.

From the Heart,
Jana

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Not Just a Housewife
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No Minimalist Here, Primp Your Stuff, Penny Pinching Party, Under $100 Linky Party,  

House of Hepworths,
Wednesday Whatsits,
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Friday: Feathered Nest Friday, Inspiration Friday, Frugal Friday, Weekend Wrap Up, Miss Mustardseed, It's Overflowing, Happy Hour Projects, Stuff and Nonsense2805 Potpourri Friday

Sat: Funky Junk Interiors

Sun: DIY Showoff, My 1929 Charmer, Homemaker on a Dime,


32 comments:

  1. Oh how fun. Such bright lovely colors, I love that bench also by the way. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Neat idea! What kind of paint did you use on the panes? I pinned this from Fox Hollow Cottage.

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  3. I'm loving your window! Would you explain what kind of paint you used to get those great colors? Also, how did you get the frosted look? Thanks, Michelle

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  4. Loving the window. Would have pinned it even if it hadn't been the one I was supposed too :).

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  6. Beautiful window... great colors.. Great Job...Jana...
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. I love bright and cheery colors...but inside the home I always get stuck to the earth tones...I really need to bring some pop in my life! Great window transformation

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    1. Thanks so much Daniela. A little pop of color does us all some good sometimes. It was a fun project.

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  8. Looks great. I love old windows. There is so much you can do with them.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia, I love old window frames too. We have a stash of about 20 more that I have some great projects planned using them. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  9. This is an awesome project. So colorful too!!~ Thanks so much for joining in on the newbie party.

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  10. Jana, I love your old windows! You did a great job...can't wait to see what all of your window projects are going to be.

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  11. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  12. This is fun!! I love it- like a modern version of stained glass. Nice work :)

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  13. I love it!!! I would love more info.!!

    Newest follower-

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie~and thanks for following.
      Sent you an email.

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  14. I love your window!! It looks great. I'm linking up through the newbie party. I would love to have you join me.

    HUGS

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  15. Love it. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower stopping by from Wow Us Wednesdays

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  16. Wow, the colours really seem to pop even though they're behind frosted glass. Looks great! Looking forward to seeing it all together. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  17. This is beautiful! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  18. WHat greta colors :)

    New follower from the Blog Hop
    -Buffi
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

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  19. That's a great project! It's fun & colorful!

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  20. Great idea! Plus I know where not one, but two, old windows are that I'm buying this afternoon!
    JoAnn
    new linky & GFC follower:)
    JoAnn

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  21. this is so beautiful, I would love to see where you put it.

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  22. It's quite obvious that you have the passion for recycling old window frames, Jana. The colors of the glass are very attractive, it’s a great combination! Visiting guests would probably comment on this if you display this inside the house.

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  23. What kind of paint did u use to paint over the etched glass? Did u just use regular etching stuff and wash it off?

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