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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Window Pane Art

For awhile now I’ve really liked the idea of crafting with old windows. I kept my eye out for windows discarded, but did not find any, until I was at my friend’s house while her windows were being replaced. I asked if I could have a window and the window man was not surprised at all and in fact knew all about crafting with old windows! (He’d even offered them to my friend but she thought he was crazy!) So I came home with 4 of them! Today I am sharing the project I made with the first of my windows.

This is the window before I added anything to it. Forgive the mess behind it!

I bought this pack of papers at Michaels. Any type of paper would work, but I wanted coordinating sheets and I really liked this kit! After I decided on an arrangement that I liked, I used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the window.



I added one more thing to the top right pane:

And then got the window ready to hang. I used a kit made by Bulldog. It is supposed to hold up to 50 lbs which this definitely is not, so it better work, because this is where it’s going:

Right above the bed!

This is what the back looks like. It has a wire across the middle.

Gabbie helped me to hang it evenly in the middle of the two (ugly) light fixtures. Hope we did well!


I think it gives a lot to the look of our room. What do you think?

Mom On Timeout


Marci Smith said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! I am so hitting the markets and craft stores. Thank you so much for sharing this. It looks amazing and adds the perfect touch to your bedroom!! :)

Breenah said...

Love this, especially with the picture of your kids :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oh I love this! We don't have a headboard and I am thinking that old windows would look fantastic above our bed! Thanks for the fantastic idea!

Lily said...

Okay this is SO cute!! I totally want to do it. BTW your lamp fixtures are so not ugly! New Follower from Fierce Fabulous and Fit :)

Tamar SB said...

That looks so great!! A family I used to babysit for has a hug old window fitted with mirrors - they are such a fun way to decorate!

Aileen Stewart said...

Hello. Stopping by from the Bloggy Moms Hop. This is very chic. I love recycling old things into something new. I used an old washtub and a watering can to make a planter.

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Dara, this is beautiful! What a great idea, too! I'll have to remember this for when we move (hopefully soon!)

Janene Krajci Christine Hutchinson said...

I need some more artwork for my Master Bedroom...well, my whole house could use a few more personal touches. I love this! Had to Pin it!

Sara Bell- The Traveling PhoBlogWriPher said...

Oh wow, I love this! For some reason I'm not huge on paintings or commercial artwork so this is the kind of thing I'd love. I also really love that no one in the world has this. Somebody might make something similar but it'll never be this one! =]

Myrna said...

Very nice!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super creative idea!!

Donna Wilkes said...

Great transformation. I love to work with windows. Love the addition of the pin to hold photos. MESS!?! What mess? All I saw was awesome craft supplies. It really adds to the bedroom.

Raising Reagan said...

K.... really? You make the coolest stuff! I still want you to do a shadow box for Reagan!
We should figure out how much shipping would be!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That looks fantastic, well done. umm I liked your lights!

Hanna said...

This awesome. Great job! And I was just thinking I really liked those light fixtures just before you said they were ugly:) lol

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

This is another so cool idea Dara! I love that you re-purpose old things that usually are discarded. And I love that you hung the frame over your bed :)

Clara Schoen said...

I love this window pane idea! Its very cute and a fun project it looks like! Im a new follower from the giveaway!

Cocalores said...

What a cute project! Love the different craft papers and the photo, so unique!

Anja @

Amy Latta said...

Oooh, fun idea! Turned out really well! Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!