Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Old Window Transformation

I hope you all had a great long weekend! We did over here! 
Growing up my family visits our ancestors graves on Memorial Day. This year my brother was so thoughtful and sent me pictures of one set of my grandparents' headstones and a picture of one of my husband's grandparents' headstone. With being so far from family, it's always nice to get pictures of activities they do so we can still feel a part of things.

On to the tutorial for the day!

I have had this window for about a year, trying to figure out what to do with it. I found some ideas on Pinterest that I liked and decided to combine two of them!

I cleaned the dust and dirt off the window and painted the front and sides. Then I washed the glass with Windex.

I got this picture printed off at Staples and it's called an engineer print. They are very inexpensive and work great for projects like this. I measured it to fit the window.
Then used packing tape to attach it to the window.
I bought the shelf unpainted, so I painted it white and my husband attached it to the window. When we put it up we decided that we wanted to add hooks for guests to hang their coats on.

So we got wood and cut it to the right size, painted it and then put the hooks on and attached it to the wall.
I think it turned out great! I'm still looking for objects to set on the shelf. I would love to know what you would put on it, Let me know in the comments below!

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14 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I truly think this is something I could do and I know the perfect spot for it, think I might have to give this a whirl! Thank you & hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you! I know you could make it too! I want to see the finished product when you make it!:)

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  2. This is beautiful! I love finding unique ways to display photos and the fact that it also is functional is an absolute bonus!

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    1. Thank you! Making something beautiful and functional is a must living in an apartment!

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  3. I love this! Such a great way to reuse a window, and have a place to hang things. I really want to try this out, but I should probably get a window first. ;)

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    1. Thank you! You can totally find an old window on Craigslist for super cheap!

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  4. Such a fabulous DIY! It turned out beautifully!

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  5. So cute Lindsey! If we ever get our new windows I'm saving one to do this :)

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    1. Thanks! Good! You should totally make one!

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  6. That is such a fun DIY - I love the picture you chose too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorites too!:)

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