Baby It's Cold Outside
I had this old window and wanted to try and make a holiday project this is what I came up with.
I cleaned up the window first and then put down a later of stripper.
I love this stuff. Blue Bear stripper. Not only does it work extremely well it's not one of those you have to use gloves and masks for. I can use it inside with no door! Perfect for when you can't work outside
I used a little wire brush to get into the crevices. I wasn't worried about getting all if it off since I was going to paint over it.
Once I had all the stripper off I wiped it down with TSP.
After the cleanup I took a piece of high grit sandpaper and went over the frame to smooth out the sides.
I choose my color which was Seaside Cottage by Wise Owl. Love the color and the product!
I taped off the window and applied two coats of paint.
Once the paint had dried I applied two coats of Wise Owl Varnish. I've just started using this product and it's fabulous! It goes on like a dream and the finish is perfect!
I then turned the window over and placed my Chalk Couture transfers where I wanted them. I was trying something I had never tried before and laying the words down backwards. I taped the words down but the show flakes I just placed as normal.
I put on my gloves, grabbed my etching cream and off went. I started at one end and worked my way down so that it would be time to remove my transfers as I completed. It's important to wear your gloves until you are totally done with spreading, washing and cleaning up your etching cream. Normally I would just take my project to the sink and rinse it but with a large window that was not possible. I pulled off the transfers one at a time and washed them and repeated until done.
Here it is still with some etching cream on it. That is what it looked like after I pulled the transfers off.
After cleaning the window really well I took the rub n buff and went over the etched letters and design so that you could see the etching better.
Once the rub n buff was applied I applied two light coats of looking glass to the back of the windows.
Here it is hung up on our deck. It's hard to capture the whole piece and to be able to really get a good picture but it turned out cute!
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Published December 1st, 2017 9:49 AM