I recently finished (redid) a project that I started over a year ago. It had been hanging around my garage for way too long!
I do not even remember where I got this window. It was old and dirty. I love the phrase “home sweet home” so I wanted to do that phrase, but I didn’t have a Silhouette or a Cricut.
I dismantled the hardware. I do not know the technical terms of what I removed. That metal flashing was removed using some channel locks.
I also removed the metal parts on either side of the window.
I printed the phrase on my printer and taped it to the underneath side of the window.
I don’t have pictures of the next step-I used a paint pen to sort of color in the letters (onto the glass).
It didn’t look half bad, but I wasn’t all that pleased with it so I set it aside for over a year.
Fast forward a year, a summer that is too hot to be doing any outdoor projects. I gathered a couple of long lost projects and brought them into the house. This window was one of those projects. With some warm soapy water and a razor blade, I scraped of the black paint pen “home sweet home”.
The window was white (ish) on one side and a dark gray on the other side. I would be using the white side of the window.
I used some ScotchBlue Painter’s tape to tape off the glass, then painted the window with a gray paint. I wanted it weathered, but not totally crackled.
I brushed on some DecoART Weathered Wood in random spots on the window. After it dried, I put some of Martha’s “Heavy Cream” on the window, but that was too stark. I added some more gray over the Heavy Cream.
I think it looks perfectly weathered now. I used my Silhouette to cut some red vinyl. I found the cute wooden flag at a peddler’s mall.
I knew when I first started on this repurposed window last year that I wanted to hang something from the original hardware on the window.
When I took this to the store to put it in my booth, Kathy promptly took it out of my booth and displayed it in the front window. Someone could easily switch out the flag for a wreath, or any holiday decoration.
Do YOU have a favorite phrase? That you are always drawn to when you’re looking at signs?
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