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Monday, May 18, 2009

Pretty Window. . .

This is my contribution to frugal decorating, as this project has cost me less than $10 and was so fun to do!

Ok, I am not completely done with this yet, but so far I love it, and just had to show y'all!

I found some windows at a local antique store for $5.00 and knew I wanted to use them somehow, in our home.


Well, I came across where Jeanne had turned an old door into an inspiration board.

BTW-How cool is her door?

So, I decided to take that idea and run with it.

I decided I needed an inspiration window!


I still have a bit of work to do to it, and it's far from perfect, but I love it and it will brighten up my room so much!


Here it is in all it's glory.

I just put cork in three of the panes and scrapbook paper in the other three.



A couple of close ups of the paper I used.

I wanted something bright and cheery and this fit the bill perfectly.





Like I said, it's far from perfect but I really do like it!

I almosted painted ita different color but I decided I liked the shabby chic-ness(is that a word?) it currently sports now.

In fact, I am thinking about distressing it a bit more.

Then, I took some scrapbooking brads, that coordinated with this paper and glued thumbtacks to the back to use them as pushpins.

I loved how they turned out!

Here is a shot of the front.



This is how they look from the back.




I had so much fun, doing this!

I think my daughter may just need one for her room, as well!

Now, I am off to see what all y'all have done! :)

33 comments:

wendy said...

so cute! love the thumb tacks.

and YES, maddie needs one. and now so does jordan LOL

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Yours looks great! thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

How did you affix the corkboard to the glass in the window? I tried this with an old door but the cork is coming off. What's your secret??? (pattiafp@comcast.net)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Great idea...thanks for linking.

I love those thumbtacks...so cute!

Dawn said...

So cute! Love the thumb tacks!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

such a cute project. I also love the thumbtacks. I want to make some now!

Kara said...

Turned out so cute! I love the idea of using brads for thumbtacks. Thanks for sharing!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

love the new board!

Kate Starr said...

Thumb tack love... I'm smitten

Debbie said...

What a brill idea - I love the look of the this and using the brads is so inpirational from Debbie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

SOOOO cute. What a fab idea for thumbtacks.

Older and Wisor said...

So cute. And I think I've got some old thumbtacks in my craft closet. Hmmmmm...

Jane said...

That is awesome! I have been planning on a trip to the Habitat Restore where I know they sell windows cheap- now I have a justification for buying one!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

It turned out too cute! Great use for an old window. I just put a poster of vintage Paris behind my old window. That way I can wake up looking at Paris each morning.

abeachcottage said...

this looks fab, love the thumbtacks

Kammy said...

Love it and great idea on the tack s ! I might have to make some !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sara said...

With a memo board like that, I might actually remember to look at my appointments and To Do lists! Love it!

Pearl Maple said...

well done, this looks fabulous, such a creative idea on recycling.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It looks wonderful! Love the colors you chose. :) Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Joanna said...

I just love it! Now I want to make one too!

Katie said...

Great idea with the cork!!

Twice Remembered said...

This is a great idea!

Erika said...

Um, love it! That's all I have to say. It's so cute!

Feel free to check out my blog, it's brand new and still in the making...But, the link is http://oopsicraftmypants.blogspot.com

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This turned out great - love it!

Becky said...

Such a very cute idea!

The Scooper said...

This is great! I'm cracking up b/c I just posted a similar project but with photos instead of a memo board look. However, I love this and am thinking I'm going to need to do another one. Thanks for sharing!

Kristi said...

I love it! What an incredible idea. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Very cute! Love it and love those thumbtacks you made! Awesome!

Cheri Peoples said...

That came out so cute. Good Job

This is my first time to your blog and once I am done I will click follower and add you to my blog roll. Come on over for a visit I have a give away going on.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Astrid said...

Great idea!

Now I just need to find an old window that nobody wants....

Missie said...

Great project. My dad has the old window frames from his parent's house, and now I have another idea on how to use them!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net

Rebekah said...

Clever! The thumb tacks are adorable.