What to do with Old Windows??

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How about some GIANT house numbers??
OR
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Some FAB kitchen art!
I picked up a few old windows at a yard sales last year and
they have been sitting in my garage…
I finally decided to use them in some home d├ęcor.
I used my Silhouette to cut out GIANT numbers and letters {12 x 24}
If you don’t have a Silhouette I’m sure you could print out letters and numbers on legal size paper, make a stencil
and then cut them out using contact paper.
Here is what I did:
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I cleaned the front and back of my window.
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Then I cut out my numbers.
I used a 12 x 10ft roll of black vinyl.

I’m still in the learning phase with my Silhouette and I’m not the best at getting my sizes even.
I originally wanted my numbers on the back of the window to protect the vinyl from the outdoor elements BUT I forgot to reverse my image……
so I’m gonna see how long they last on the front.
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Next, I cut my numbers in half to fit on the upper and lower windows.
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I used transfer paper to put my numbers on the glass.
The transfer paper picks up the image so you can easily transfer the sticky side to your surface.
(I have also found that Press and Seal works great to transfer vinyl)
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Transfer all 8 pieces to the window….
Smooth with a credit card to get out any air bubbles…
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A beautiful MESS!
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My NEW Giant House Numbers.!
Check out my first set of Giant House Numbers HERE
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Here is the BEFORE!
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and the AFTER!
Well not really the after….I’m right in the middle of painting my house, adding rock to the corner and cedar to the peak.
That’s a whole other blog postSmile

I LOVED this so much that I decided to use my other window for some Kitchen Art.
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This window had 3 sections instead of 2 like the first window.
I cut out the letters with white and black vinyl.
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I thought it looked nice leaving a gap at the edge of each window.
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I'm also in the middle of a kitchen remodel.
This is gonna look so nice with my soon to be black and white checked floor!
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15 comments:

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

Thanks for the great idea! I have several old windows Ive been saving! :)

Holly Lefevre said...

LOVE! I really adore the house numbers...but the BAKE has stolen my heart (that is why my behind is so big!). I am so impressed you are painting your house!

Melanie @ Mailbox Journey said...

So creative!

- Melanie
http://mailboxjourney.com/

Maria said...

What an AWESOME project!!!! I love this idea, and I love the way it looks!!! I have wanted to make an EAT sign like this, I wish I had all the supplies right now, will have to go and look for some!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kathie (Krafty Kat) said...

OK, I really love this idea! This is just amazing! I would love to feature this idea on my blog!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great idea! I love both of your windows. Megan

chateau chic said...

I love this idea for old windows. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Those are both so cute. Love the BAKE. I never would have thought of that? You sure have a lot of exciting things in the works. How fun!!

Tricia said...

These look great! Can't wait to see your the "afters" on your exterior paint job and kitchen! And I love your kitchen light fixture!

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Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love these ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! These turned out so well. I would love for you to share this at my link party! http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/06/share-it-link-party-16.html

Connie said...

Loved this post, please link it with me tomorrow at Wow Us Wednesday!

Anne said...

Ooooh love these ideas!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

GREAT IDEA! i love both pieces!

Caitlin said...

Very cool... I love how these looks. My parents have some old windows and I was pinteresting some things to do with them the other day.

I will let you know (& link to you) if we do something similar!

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