Thursday, March 7, 2013

Another Old Window Frame Complete

The sun is shining and the skies are clear. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Is everyone else as ready for Spring as I am? I'm getting all giddy just thinking about it. Soon...very soon.

In the mean time, I've completed another old window frame. If you've read my blog very long, you know how I love to redo old window frames. I've posted about several of them Here and Here. Now I have about 40 or so old windows, my little stash of them are growing. I can't help myself. My husband thinks that I have enough...me..not so much. I pick them up when ever I find them at a decent price and they're not rotting to pieces.

I don't have a lot of photos of the process. But it's the same process as usual. Scrape, scrape, scrape~sand, sand, sand and lots of cleaning to get the old paint off. Sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it though always in the end I'm happy to see the transformation.
Here are the few photos that I did manage to take. Seems as though lately, I forget to take a lot of photos. I just crawl off into the project before thinking about it.

 
Can you imagine...I forgot to take another photo until after I took the window to my booth at the Antique Mall.
Here it is completed. I took two photos and wouldn't you know both of them turned out blurry. Go figure. So I went with the least blurry one. (I'm no photographer by any stretch, we'll just call me the picture taker)
old window frame painted
While scrapping away on this window, one of the many paint colors on it was a green, very similar to it now. I like the green, it looks old fashion to me and all the paint streaks are very similar to what was on the window pane.
Why is it, years ago when someone painted windows, they would just paint onto the pane 3" or 4" and never bother to clean it off? I just don't get it! That would drive me nuts looking out my window and seeing all that paint on the glass panes.

Well, another old window complete. Yay! Now I'm off to complete another project that I'm excited about. Will share it with you in a day or two.
I hope where ever you're at that you're having a bright and happy sun-shiny day!

Thanks so much for your visits
They mean the world to me!   

From the Heart,
Jana
  

8 comments:

  1. I love old window frames, too :)

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  2. I also LOVE old windows!! There is so much you can do with them!

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  3. Great Color. I love the distressed green with white.
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  4. Love it! I have one (yeah, only one) to do, and I know what I want, just need to get moving on it.
    Debbie :)

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  5. Your precious.... you sand & scrape THEN you paint it to look old... wasn't it old looking before you started? lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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  6. Love your window. Mine was green when I started... I just left it because it was the perfect shade. :)

    Have a great weekend.
    ~Liz

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  7. The green is fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  8. I like the green as well... and I'm looking for one just about this size - I want to try one of those "stained glass" projects...

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