Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pinterest Inspired!

Hello Followers!  It has been a long time since I added a post  This one is a Pinterest Inspired Project!

Pinterest is such a great site for sharing ideas from food, to crafts, to decorating and much more.  I found a great project using an old window as a picture frame.  I just had to recreate it. 

I searched all over for an old wooden window.  I finally found an excellent deal on one at a store called The ReCONNstruction Center, a building materials reuse store, where the profits go towards habitat for humanity.  It was probably a little bigger than I needed.  I took it home and sanded it (with the help of my hubby).  I glazed the window panes since all the old stuff was chipping off.  I think I did a pretty good job for my first time.  After letting the glaze dry for several days, I painted the frame a cream color. 

The hardest part was making sure the picture would fit.  I ended up printing two poster sized pictures and piecing them together (cutting off the excess).  There was a lot of math involved in the process since I did not want the two posters to come together through a face or between the two children.  I aslo had to make sure that both their faces would fit in the center pane.

And....here is the finished product!  I get so many compliments on it.  People actually notice it!
 
Happy Pinning and Recreating!
Leslie


8 comments:

  1. Awesome project!!! That is such a great idea!!! :D Would love to try this out some day. I agree, Pinterest is the best place to find DIY projects and inspiration!!! (:

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    1. Thanks Grisel! You def have to do it someday. So cool. The one on pinterest was done in black and white are a sepia color, looked really cool that way to.

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  2. This is just adorable. I have about 10 windows downstairs to decorate...I might have to put one or two of these in my house! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. WOW! Lucky you having all those windows! Now you have something you can do with them. Glad you enjoyed the post. Would love to see what you do with your windows!

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  3. Hi Leslie,
    This sounds like a great project. Thank you for sharing.
    I am your newest follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on joining our community.

    Karina
    www.momintheusa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following. Looking foraward to reading your blog posts. Hope you enjoy The Memory Nest blog.

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  4. That is the perfect picture for this project. So jealous! I want to find a window like that! Thanks for bringing this to the Oldie's party! Hope to see you back there next week.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. So glad you stopped by. Glad you enjoyed the windo. I had to search for awhile and finally found this restoration store that had some to choose from. It was really reasonable too.

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