I recently saw this window at Susie Harris’ blog. I instantly fell in love with it. However I didn’t think it fit my decor. BUT, that was before I did my fireplace makeover. After gave my fireplace a new outfit, I decided something like this would be perfect for my mantel. You can click on the picture to go to Susie’s site. If you’ve never been there, check it out (later, after you read my post)
The first step was to make a paper pattern. I had specific plans for this faux window so it’s dimensions had to be within a certain scope.
I went back to the drawing board and tried again. It’s hard to tell the size of this. It is about 14x28.
I’m not a very patient person, when I want to start something I have a hard time waiting. See this nice sunshine? Don’t be fooled! It was about 38 degrees with a wind chill about 25. I had this curbed piece of ½ inch plywood. It was very difficult to get the paper pattern to lay on the wood due to the wind blowing so hard. Mostly I drew the curving parts and marked the corners.
I have a wonderful metal yardstick that is perfect for these types of projects. I used it to connect the dots.
I finished drawing it out on the wood, then I made dots in each of the corners.
I used my Black & Decker drill to drill holes in each of the corners.
Drilling the holes in each of the corners makes it easier…no corners to turn. You can see how this project turned out in my post faux window pt 2
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.