|Window display in Nellie's Nook-the downstairs apartment.|
I love anything "RE"...REcreate, REfurbish, REmodel, REuse, REgenerate. Re means "again and again." What a wonderful concept--things we love can REnewed again! That is exactly what I did with the original windows from Nellie's Cottage. I could not bear to scrap them and so they sat in the back yard for 18 months (while I was deciding what to do with them) becoming weathered to perfection:)
|Leave the windows outside in the Texas heat, humidity, & thunderstorms|
for at least 18 months.
This is the Window Project.....
|Buy a house built in 1938 OR look at a flea market or garage sale for vintage windows|
|Carefully remove glass---old glass is very fragile|
|Sand to smooth---NOT to remove all the old paint|
|dry brush white paint sparingly on the frame|
|cut regular mat board to fit the frame|
|Choose vintage papers, cut into 6x6 squares|
|Lay the paper squares on the mat board beginning in the center.|
Lay the frame on top to check alignment.
|Adhere the squares to the mat board with adhesive.|
I also used matte Mod Podge on top of the whole project.
Hot glue the mat board to the back of the window.
|I bought light fixture chain and hubby secured it with a screw.|
|Print 8x10s of your favorite old photos-I decided not to use the black mat, only white.|
|I love my mega roll of 3M-use generously on the photos|
|I laid the frames on the floor to choose placement of the photos.|
|I chose pink, cream & copper paint for the chipboard flourish|
|Randomly dab the paint using one brush. Slightly blend.|
|Hot glue flourish and Prima flowers to center of window frame.|