I'm getting everything settled in the house. I officially have no more boxes sitting around which makes my OCD feel much better! I finally have pictures on the walls, and have finished most of the small projects on my list. When I come home after work I finally don't feel like I have a million things to do. It's starting to feel like home. I wanted to post pictures of my latest project. I saw a picture on pinterest.com (If you haven't heard of pinterest, check it out - it's my new favorite thing) where an old window was used as a picture frame. I happened to find an old window in my basement left from the previous owners that I knew would be perfect.
The window had a glossy finish on it so I sanded the window down. Then I primed the window with primer spray paint I had. I knew I wanted to hang the new frame in my living room, so I went to the paint store and picked out a turquoise shade of paint. However, when I applied the first coat it came out looking very bright Tiffany blue. While I love the little blue boxes with the white bows, it was too bright for my living room. So I went back to Ace the helpful place hardware store and asked if they would darken my paint. It took a few tries, but it finally looked the right shade
I was going for an antique old finish so I took a piece of sandpaper and scratched the finish up. The window weighs 12 pounds (yes I weighed it on my bathroom scale). I was worried about it being too heavy for the wall, so I attached four picture hooks on the back. My stud finder has proven to be a piece of junk so I think four hooks is enough to ensure maybe I hit one stud and the weight is evenly distributed to not pull the drywall down. Then I picked three of my favorite pictures I've taken and had them printed as 11x14 posters. The frame doesn't have a glass backing so I taped the pictures down. I'm going to have to find a new solution to attach the pictures, because after a week the tape is peeling back. Otherwise, I LOVE how it turned out. It's my favorite part of my living room now. What do you think??
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