Yes, I have finished yet another old window project. I just LOVE them!
This window was another side-of-the-road find...and it is in EXCELLENT condition. The paint isn't even peeling! (At least, not like some of the others I have...)
I have seen a bunch of windows like this used as picture frames, but they always have a small picture in each section. I wasn't too big on that idea - but when I saw this pin on Pinterest - I loved the idea of a large picture covering the whole thing.
And do you want to know something great?! This project cost me a total of $2.11 (!!!)
At Staples - they will make a black and white poster, on regular printer type paper, for $2.11!
I emailed my picture over to the copy center, indicated the dimensions that I wanted it to be enlarged to, and picked it up a day later. So easy! (Wait, isn't that their slogan? :) )
I made a "template" for each section with scratch paper - because each section had its own slightly unique shape. I marked them "upper left", "upper middle", "upper right", etc. and then took them all off.
Then I positioned my poster where I wanted it, to get a sense of where to cut out my sections. I had to put it slightly off center so that the separations weren't right down their noses. For this reason, I had the poster made a little wider than I needed it, so I had the option to move it left or right.
Here is the back side of the step from the picture above. As you can see, the poster is just set on the back and barley taped to hold it in position.
While it was taped this way, I carfully marked the location of each section (just little dashes where each pane of glass started and ended), so I would know where to trace my "templates" from above.
Here is one small section ready to install in the window. If I had been really smart, I would have taken a picture of this section, the next section, and the small strip between them that gets thrown away...but hopefully you get the idea :)
Each section was just taped to the window along the back with scotch tape at intervals along the edge. Here it is half way done...
And all taped in!
I hung it on the wall in my daughters' bedroom. It is SO adorable!!
And a major bonus is that for 2 bucks I can change the picture anytime I want!
Have you done any fun repurposing projects lately?? Let me know, I would love to see them!