Sunday, September 25, 2011

Antique Window Face Lift

I'm so excited to be almost done with my bedroom re-do.  When I was in the middle of it I didn't think it would ever come together.  One reason for that is because I had about five projects going on at once.  I painted a wall, made a new upholstered head board, painted and stained the top of two end tables and a dresser, made curtains, and gave my antique windows a face lift.  This is part of that insanity.



As you can see I took on a little much all at once.  But I wanted my bedroom to get done as soon as possible so I didn't have to live in the mess for long.
Part of my re-do was to incorporate two antique leaded
 glass windows that I found about two years ago at a yard sale.  I have been waiting for the right place to put them and I finally found it.


They cost me five dollars a piece and I have loved them and protected them from getting broken every since.  I decided that I would dry bush them and hang them above the dresser that I was working on.  I also wanted to hang a wreath or something in the middle of both of them to pull them together and to bring more color to the room.  My colors for the room are aqua and chocolate, which I am loving, but I didn't want to get too matchy, matchy.



Here is one window that has been dry brushed. I had thought about leaving them the way they were but they didn't show up on my wall very good.  They didn't show up very well with just the white dry brushing either so I decided to add just a little aqua paint.

I had to calm the color down in a few places but it seemed the more I experimented with the colors, the more I liked them.

I then decided to really clean  the windows and hang them up.  This took a long time because the glass is so delicate and there are so many tiny pieces, but they came out shining and looking so pretty.  I  found this sconce like decoration (I can't think of whats it's called to save me) and hung it between them.  Still not done though...........



Now she's done, and I love it.  I really think things came together well. The contrasting yellow begonias  seemed to have added depth to the room.  My room is getting so close to being done, I can't wait




Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and new followers as well.
Sandi

21 comments:

  1. It's so pretty, I love the color!

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  2. That color is awesome! That gives me a fantastic idea for the leaded glass windows I still have in my home. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Amazing window panes and I love what you did with them. The aqua paint is perfect, just perfect!

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  4. Great blog you have here....tons of inspiration - I just became a follower

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  5. Really great blog! Love your bedroom and all the work you put into it! I feel like I will really be inspired from your blog, I'm your newest follower!

    Rondell

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  6. They look great! I love the final paint job you went with! And what gorgeous windows to begin with - they look like they were in great shape and now they look gorgeous!

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  7. It's beautiful! I love the subtle color, it's perfect!

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  8. Love, those windows! How beautiful!

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  9. I love it! The aqua turned out really nice. Good job.

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  10. These are gorgeous I love the color! I can't believe you got them for such a great deal. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max!

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  11. SO pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

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  12. thats gorgoeus. you did a terrific job. I'm such a huge fan of antique. take care, I'm a new follower!

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  13. Oooohhh, such BEAUTIFUL windows...and i LOVE how you've used them here!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can stop by some time…)

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  14. Those windows were a good buy, love the design and the way you finished them is so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing this at my party this week.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  15. That window looks amazing...excellent job!!

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  16. Absolutely perfect! Love the windows and the color. Found you via Creations by Kara. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

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  17. The windows were great before and you made them even more beautiful!

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  18. Totally love this and will be featuring you tonight on Motivated Monday. Thanks so much for linking up
    Pam

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  19. Those antique leaded glass windows look so much better with the aqua paint. They remind me of summer and the beach, though. The flower detail you added is perfect. Lovely work, Sandi!

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