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 
: ) .

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.

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

  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

    1. Thanks, Stacey. Just linked up : )

  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.

  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-

    Have a great day!

  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.

  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!

  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.

    1. Thanks, Sherry! Heading your way now!

  8. What an awesome idea! They look great!

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

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

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

  12. LOVE this!! SO beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!!

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

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

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

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

  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!

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

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



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


  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.

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