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Monday, May 4, 2009

Trash to Treasure

I have been working on a lot of little things this week, that I look forward to sharing soon.  Until then, a question from my darling son, “Mommy, why do you always bring home garbage?”  LOL  You have to love little minds.  Why?  I bring home garbage because I feel that I can take something that no one else wants and turn it into something lovely.

I found this little number in the deep, dark crevices of my parents’ basement.  I am not sure where it came from in the house but I can only assume my father was the one to replace it since it was still there.  I asked my father for it and of course, he said yes.   One dirty, old window with a broken clasp and full of putty.  Well, I scrapped and I scrubbed until it was clean.


I found this little gem of a tutorial over at the blog, Just Something I Made with Cathe Holden, and thought it was perfect!  So here is my journey from Trash to Treasure!

I chose a font that I thought would be hard to mess up because I have not a steady hand.  I chose Jellyka, Estrya’s Handwriting which can be found at http://www.dafont.com.  I simply printed out my words in Photoshop, flipped them so they were mirror images and printed them out.


You then tape them to the GOOD side and flip the window over.  Paint along the lines and Voila!  A wonderful new focal point for  your wall.  People said I was crazy, but those same people now admit I did good.  lol




The birds are decals I picked up at the Dollar Store awhile back.  I will take a better photo in the future, one that incorporates some of the actual room.  ;)

Some 365 photos….

Day 115


Another project I am working on….a spice rack.

Day 116


“Mom, stop taking pictures of me, I cant zipper this!  Help me!”

Day 117


Day 118


Helping Sean wallpaper while I painted.  He was so helpful and only got paint on himself once, which is more then Sean can say.

Day 119


Yeah, its all I had… sometimes the child of a camera obsessed Mom just doesnt want his picture taken.  Surprise!

Day 120 & Day 121

I missed them.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cathe Holden said...

What a wonderful old window turned fabulous decor!! Now you're going to be linked from MY blog! Look for it in my Just Something They Made list in the right column.

And fantastic "comments" graphic!!! LOVE IT!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love your window transformation! Thanks for linking it up to REINVENTED!