Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Trash to Treasure Tuesday!


I'm joining my 1st Trash to Treasure Tuesday hosted by Kimm at Reinvented!

This is a window that one of my neighbors had put out for trash. I have mentioned before that I have a small obsession with old windows. I just love them!!!

My neighbor laughed and said I would never use it for anything. Well, I showed her!!! LOL!

I painted the frame with a creamy white paint, and then used chalboard paint for the panes. This picture was taken around Valentine's Day, so Josie had it all decorated for the occasion.

Stop over and see Kimm (I love her blog!!!), and check out all the other Trash to Treasure projects!

Don't forget to join in on the fun of the Dollar Store Challenge!!!

21 comments:

  1. Love it! So fun that your kids can decorate it to match the season. Very clever!

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  2. I LOVE THIS! If I come across an old window at a yard sale, I am totally going to steal your wonderful idea! Too cute!

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  3. LOVE THIS!! I just hung an old window in my kitchen, and have been trying to decide what exactly I was going to do to snazzy it up. What a good idea.

    I'm thinking about your dollar store challenge. Hmmmmm..... I'll get back with you tonight when I come up with something in this head of mine.

    Have a great day.
    Sandra

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  4. What a great idea, plus now this window isn't sitting in a land fill somewhere.

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  5. LOOOOVVVVE IT.

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  6. What a super idea. It is so wonderful to have a place to leave messages or to let the children express themselves. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  7. That is precious and so clever.
    ~Wonderful job! :)

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  8. Love the Window...I also love old windows!

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  9. That is great! Did you paint right onto the window panes with the chalkboard paint? And if so, does it scratch off?

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  10. Great question, Amanda! I did paint right on the glass. I made sure that I cleaned it really well first, and then went over it with some rubbing alchohol to remove any residue left.

    Then, I just painted the chalkboard paint right over the glass. It took I believe 3 coats. Use a foam brush so that you don't get brush strokes!

    Let me know if any of you try this project!

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  11. Oh, yeah, and it doesn't scratch off. Sorry I forgot to mention that in my last comment!!!

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  12. Dawn, thanks for the awesome tips! now I'm on the hunt for an old window...

    ~Amanda

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  13. Love that project!!! Wonder if magnetic paint would work as well?

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  14. Great project! I LOVE it, and I'm sure your family finds it fun AND useful. That's perfect.

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  15. What a great project. Laura @the mansion

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  16. Functional, fun and cute. A triple threat.

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  17. this is fantastic, LOVE IT! i keep saying i need to get some chalkboard paint, but i remember at times like this when its like midnight...lol
    hugs
    janet

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  18. I love this! I want one!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the party. If you have time, please link up so that your readers can see what everyone else did.
    Happy Mothers Day!
    Chrissie

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  19. Very very cute! Love all the different
    panes.

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  20. I have an obsession with old windows too. There is one sitting next to my dryer that I found at a flee market. It looks almost like yours, except the paint is really old and dingy.
    I bought it so that I can pretend I have a window in the laundry room.
    Yours looks so cute on your kitchen wall!

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