Friday, May 4, 2012

Window Salvage

Do you ever make something and just can't help smiling when you are done?  That is how it was with this project.  It ranks as one of my top 5 favorite projects of all time, and it was simple and came together (almost) effortlessly.
I painted random pieces of scrap wood, trim pieces, pallet wood and Bri Waxed the window frame with light brown.  I wasn't sure how much I needed, just painted what I thought might work.  None of the scrap pieces I had were long enough to go across the whole window so I knew I would have to cut them into sections.  The next thing I had to decide was how to attach the  wood to the very narrow interior window strips.  This problem led to the happy solution of running the wood in opposite directions.
 I used the nail gun to attach the pieces, had to shoot straight and did miss you a few, but only a few.  I had one skinny scrap piece left, one.  I thought that was pretty good seeing I really had no idea how much I needed and just painted random pieces with no real plan in mind.
This sold within the first hour at The Prairie Sisters show--I will be making more.
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  1. This looks gorgeous, you did a great job!

  2. AWESOME!!! would love one of those on my walls!

  3. This is Melissa @ Love this project!!! I am going to have to give this a try. Would look great on the side of my playhouse!

  4. another awesome project becky! Love the colors, not surprised it sold so quickly!

  5. What a great idea! Love the colors as well.

  6. Going to copy cat this one too!!! Love the look you have here.


  7. This is really a cool idea... and I have an old window out in my shed! Hmmmm.... :)


  8. That is such a cleaver and amazing idea. Great job!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

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  10. What a visual treat! Thank you for that inspiration.
    I have to go paint some stripes now,
    Deb @Lake Girl Paints

  11. Just discovered this cool piece and your blog. How do you get that distressed paint look?

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