Friday, March 16, 2012

Antique Windows

My dad hoards collects everything.  He has an entire attic full of antique and vintage everything!  He told me I could have his antique windows and do whatever I wanted with them 
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I have been wanting to try DIY mercury glass for awhile now, so I decided to try it on the antique windows.  I first cleaned the windows and then followed the directions on the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint.  You are supposed to spray a thin even coat, every minute.  Coating the glass 5 times total.  After I finished with this part, I lightly misted a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water over the glass.  I let this sit for 1 minute and then sprayed a paper towel with the mixture and then wiped the glass in an up/down pattern LIGHTLY!!!  After I removed some of the spray paint, I lightly sprayed the glass again.


After all of this was dry, I painted the front of the window trim in Annie Sloan Duck Egg.  I then lightly distressed, and attached 2 D-rings to the back of each window.  Antique windows, mercury glass and chalk paint.  LOVE!


On the third window, there was 1 broken piece of glass.  So I decided to break a few more and then paint the entire thing in ASCP Duck Egg.  I then used small eye bolts on the frames without glass and attached some twine to them.  I used small clothes pins to hang pictures.  Again, I attached 2 D-rings to the back for easy hanging.















Linking Up @:

Sunday:
Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table And Dreaming


Monday:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Making The World Cuter Monday @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got Monday @ Our Delightful Home
Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Just A Party With My Peeps @ How To Nest For Less

Tuesday:
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

Wednesday:
Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change

Friday:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen

Saturday:
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter


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40 comments:

  1. I love this! Have to try this one day,
    Great job!!!

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  2. THose windows are great! I wish I had those! I would love for you to come by and link this up to my party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Stacey. Just linked up : )

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  3. I love what you did with the windows. The photo display is a nice variation on the vintage window theme and the mercury glass adds excellent interest.

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  4. Great idea! I love anything that reuses old windows and the mercury glass is very cool!
    I would love if you would link to my new linky party- Scout's Sweet Sundays- http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-sundays-features-and-linky.html

    Have a great day!

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  5. Those are awesome! So glad you found and linked up to my newbie party. My switch to word press is going to be a work in progress for sure. I have a new url and I no longer come up on blog rolls like I used to until my friends all know. Thanks for your support.

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  6. Those are AMAZING!! I want them!! You did a great job! I love old windows and my husband would say I hoard things(not collect) ;-)Came over from the blog hop, your newest excited follower!

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  7. Your windows turned out great! I found you on Debbiedoos and I'm now following you. I hope you can drop by and follow back.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! Heading your way now!

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  8. What an awesome idea! They look great!

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  9. I like it! I've got a couple of windows that I am unsure of what to do...thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Great idea I love this project. I am a big fan of old windows and old doors.

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  11. Great ideas! I'm pinning this as I have two large windows I'm trying to decide what to do with.

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  12. LOVE this!! SO beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/turquoise-lovin-30.html

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  13. Love the window.
    Awesome idea and I love your job!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. Those turned out really cool! Great idea to mercury glass the window pains!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Kaite

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  15. Sarah, these are lovely! Duck egg blue + looking glass spray paint = perfection!

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  16. you are a furniture painting MACHINE!!! man you rock out the project (each beautifully!) just became your newest linky follower...pop by for a visit when you take a break from all that painting! whew!

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  17. I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

    This project turned out great! Thanks so much for the inspiration ...

    :)

    Linda

    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  18. Love old windows...how awesome to score these from your dad!! They're fabulous!!
    Thanks for linking up at Mop it Up Mondays!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  19. Congrats! You got the most clicks from last weeks Trash 2 Treasure Party so you'll be featured tonight!! The windows are GREAT and you deserve it. :) Feel free to grab a "featured" button if you'd like.

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    1. WOW!! Thanks Kammy! What an honor!

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