Photo Decor Using An Old Window
I have always wanted to create photo home decor with an old window. This window wasn't really old or antique but it worked perfectly for this project.
I love digital scrapbooking. So instead of just printing off photos, I created some hybrid pages with metallic vinyl cut with my Silhouette to add some color and fun.
I already the materials for this project so I was a little bit harder to estimate cost.
This was my window when I started. It is about 46 inches wide and about 14 inches tall. It will be perfect above the sofa in my living room.
This window had been in the garage for a while so I started by cleaning it up and lightly sanding the wood frame. I was already painted but I re-painted it to a nice green that is the same as other projects in my living room.
After taping off the glass I painted two coats.
When it was completely dry I used a black ink pad for rubber stamping to add some faux distressing to the edges and corners.
The final coat was some creme wax and a good buff to create a slight sheen.
Then I got to work on the photo pages and the vinyl for the glass. I used the Tiff Blue vinyl from StyleTechCraft and cut out "to the moon and back" to place on the lower part of the window.
With the help of transfer tape I added the vinyl text to the glass.
When I designed my digital scrapbook pages on the computer I had titles and star embellishments. But before I printed them I removed the titles and all of the blue stars. I printed both versions for this tutorial.
Then I replaced the titles and the blue stars with vinyl on the final version of the page.
Once I had all of the titles and stars added to the pages I used glue dots in the four corners to adhere them to the back of the glass.
This project came out better than I had visioned it in my head. I just love it.
It looks a little plain above the couch by itself so I will be adding some black vinyl text around it soon. I still love it and am very happy with it.
What do you think?
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- Green Paint (Leftover from other projects)
- Creme Wax (Hobby Lobby)
- Black Archival Ink Pad (Hobby Lobby)
- Metallic Vinyl (StyleTechCraft)
- Transfer Tape (StyleTechCraft)
- White Cardstock (WalMart)
- Glue Dots (Hobby Lobby)