Sunday, May 22, 2011

Old Window Upcycle

I found these great old windows at a garage sale a few weeks ago for $3 each.   I chose two for me and one for my sister, if she wants it.   Here's what I did with one of mine:



It took vinegar and a razor blade to clean the glass and a lot of gentle elbow grease on the wood.  Then it was off to the Silhouette. 



I moved things around again and I like the result. 



DIY Home Sweet Home
The Brambleberry Cottage
http://spunkyjunky.blogspot.com/

39 comments:

  1. What a great idea...it turned out beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Very good idea...and what a deal. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  3. wow thats a great idea,, I'm a newbie too! its great to find you!

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  4. looks great. I love it. I love your wall color too!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

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  5. What a cute window! I'm a sucker for old windows anyway. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This turned out great! I love the idea...thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from Debbiedoos and am now following you.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this. Distressed wood always provides a special touch and I love the idea of using an old window for the Established sign.

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  8. This is great! I would love if you linked this up to my Make it for less party! It goes on every Monday at www.Simplycadence.blogspot.com

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  9. I have some old windows in storage waiting for the perfect project! I think I found it! Thanks for sharing!

    I love your glass cabinet! Gorgeous! My mom has that pitcher that's on the middle shelf! Under the Big Oak Tree

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  10. Lovely! Did you paint the lettering or use vinyl? I am hoping to get an old window in a swap with a friend this week. I have the perfect spot for it but I want to customize it first. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  11. Amanda - I used vinyl. I was going to paint but this was way easier. Good luck with your project.

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  12. I'm obsessed with old windows lately. Yours is really inspiring.

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  13. This is lovely. I think I know what I am going to give for a present at an upcoming wedding....thanks for the idea!

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  14. Can't beat the price of that one. Neat idea, too. Thanks for posting. I'm a new follower and how you follow me, too!

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  15. Great budget art work! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. This turned out so pretty! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  17. that came out really great! I just love old windows.

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  18. That looks great! I have some windows I didn't know what to do with. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

    Melissa

    MyCraftieLife.Blogspot.com

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  19. I don't see to many people with that last name. It's my maiden name : ) I love a good bargain!! Hope you will share at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/05/craft-and-tell-no6-and-features-too.html

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  20. I love these. How amazing the transformation from simple old window to beautiful name sake item. It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Awesome idea! I love re-using building materials in unexpected ways :) Newest follower!

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  22. Fantastic job! I love old windows. I don't have a Silhouette or anything like it yet but this is just one more reason for me to get one :-)

    Visiting from Someday Crafts linky.

    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  23. this turned out beautiful! i love everything about it

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  24. I LOVE this idea! I actually have a window sitting on my mantle waiting for something to be done with it. Fabulous idea and one I am going to bookmark.

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  25. This is a beautiful way to use an old window. It looks great!

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  26. Wow! I love the name on the window. The Silhouette can do so many cool things. Maybe I should get one.
    Rhonda

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  27. I have an old window which I was just about to through away you gave me an amazing idea.. Thanks!!
    I also love other projects of yours. I would like to feature you on my blog. If you are interested write to me at craftionary@gmail.com
    I look forward to hearing from you
    Love
    Hani

    www.craftionary.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the use of the silhouette with this, it's a great look. So many ways to use these great old windows, thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  29. $3 each - what a bargain! Very nice idea and the silhouettes work perfectly

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  30. Ooooh! This is a fabulous idea!! I have a friend that is wanting an old window like this, I will have to show her your idea.
    xo
    lynn

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  31. Such a sweet window- love this project! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  32. That looks great! What a great idea!

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  33. This is a great use for an old window. Love how it turned out. It is very charming here. Thanks for linking it up to HSH!
    Sherry

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  34. I love the old windows and this is a great idea for them. Thanks for linking up to the OH party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  35. That would make a beautiful wedding gift!! Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  36. It's so cute- I like the contrast between the rich wood cabinet and the white window fame. I would love it if you shared this with Workshop Wednesday!

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  37. Just browsing blogland and found you. I really love your window idea. I have several windows I need to use. I'm a Kansas girl too, always looking for bloggers from here.
    ann

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  38. Beautiful! I love using old windows for projects! My husband sells replacement windows so he brings me home a lot of the ones he replaced. It's like Christmas! Thank you so much for linking up to "It's a Party"! Hope to see you again next week!

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  39. Super cute trash-to-treasure project. Come by tonight to see it featured.

    Thanks so much for linking to the party. Would you do me a little favor by adding the party link or my blog URL to the post - or your sidebar. Thanks. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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