Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Window Frame T2T

Well, better late than never, right? Sorry this wasn't ready for you this morning, but my family & my health (another post for another time) takes precedence! :) Well, faithful readers, here's the promised T2T (trash to treasure) project!!!
It started as a chance meeting by the curb. Just my hubby & the old window frame with all the glass still intact! He was a trouper, and brought it home for me. And the poor window proceeded to sit with my other projects-to-do in the garage for, oh, just 3-ish years!!

Yay! Inspiration struck last week. I finally got that old window out, cleaned 'er up real good, and painted 2 coats of white paint on it in the driveway.

Then the window sat some more. Just a few days this time!

I printed some words off the computer to reverse paint-pen on the glass, had a few candids of the fam printed in black & white 5x7's, and went to town!

And here's the finished (almost!) project!!! The words say "our family est. 1997", and has pics of my hubs and me on our 10th anniversary trip, and our 2 little girls. I still might antique it a little, and obviously have to cover up the picture hangers at the top with something cool, but it's mainly done.

I love family photos mainly because I love my family so much! A lot of decorators say not to put family pics in the main rooms of your home, but I say I'd like to see these lovely, smiling faces I adore in the rooms in which I actually spend time in! And a family room should be just that--for family.


This pic above is a closer look at the painted words, it's also a truer version of the color difference between frame and wall color.

Below are a couple pics of the darling gifts that my new blogging friend Cheryl sent me for playing her "Paying It Forward" game! Thank You, Cheryl--I love it!!!

I really had fun doing the window t2t project! I know window picture frames have been done before, but I thought you might get a kick out of this anyway! :) I love how it turned out!! Have any of you done any window projects you'd want to share? If so, put a link in the comments for this post.
Blessings to Your Families tonight,


Vanessa said...

Wow! What a wonderful T2T project! What vision that you have; great job! It is amazing what people will throw out. I hate that more folks aren't using freecycle or Craigslist. Kudos to you and your hubby for picking this up. Applause! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, thanks for stopping by. YES, I'm keeping the comforter. I'll take my time, but eventually do that room over, LOL.

I love your frame project! That looks fantastic & I know you are going to enjoy it. Your creativity really came out on this one. I love the paint pen thing.


Tina said...

That looks really great! so chic!

Joy said...

I love projects made from old windows. Yours is wonderful!

Darlene said...

Your project for that window turned out fabulously....I love it!!!

Shannon said...

Hi! Love your t2t project! So cute! I love the idea of painting words on there. You might have seen it but I did a window project here: http://thedavisfamilynwa.blogspot.com/2008/06/weekend-project.html

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your window idea is great. It is amazing all of the creative women out there. Way to go!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Hi just found you! Love reading your bio! We love the same things! Amen! Blessings Denise

Blissful Nikki said...

LOVE that!!!!!!!!!

Monkey's Momma said...

How creative! What a great way to reuse an old door.

maryanne420 said...

you are just so creative! i love your project.

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

OH MY! I am loving your blog. I have been wanting to do this exact project for months. I'm saving this post to steal, I mean, borrow your ideas. :)

Marie said...

What a great idea!! I LOVE it and I may steal it to use myself! :o) And what I mean by that is to put the idea in a folder that I will probably never, ever get around to. lol

Melody said...

That is simply adorable and the cutest use of an old window that I have seen yet.

I wonder where I can get my hands on one.