Monday, December 27, 2010

Recycled Turquoise Window

Hope everyone had a happy and peaceful Christmas. It was pretty quiet over here but that is OK, life changes year after year and it is so important to appreciate what you have because you never know when life is going to throw you a curve ball. My brother passed away three days before Christmas last year so the holidays for me and my family are rough. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. His laugh was contagious and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Truly one of the good ones and I miss him so much :(
My younger brother, Dan, and I on a ski trip in Vermont

Switching gears... my BF gave me a new sander and a heater for my garage along with all kinds of HD goodies. Those who really know you, know exactly what you want. Which brings me to this post. An old friend of mine was going to throw it away and then she thought of me. She knew I'd be thrilled to have it. I'm talking about an old window here. Forgot the before but it really doesn't take much imagination....old window w/ chippy, dirty paint. I decided to paint this a deep turquoise and use the fabric leftovers from this.


I painted the center pane w/ chalkboard paint and used the leftover fabric to dress up the side panes. I had some ugly knobs meant for cabinets in my basement/studio left from the previous owner. So, I primed them and sprayed them black. This little project cost me a big nothing thanks to my good friend and the old owner with poor taste in hardware!!!


A Very Happy New Year to All!!!

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17 comments:

Krafty Kat said...

Found you at the Boardwalk Bragfest. Amazing what you did with just a window! Would love for you to share this at my link party if you get a chance. This is truly fantastic!

http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/12/gettin-krafty-with-it-link-party.html

Chrissie said...

I love the combination of the turquoise with the black and white.What a good idea to put a chalkboard in the middle.Love it!

Ⓙaη @ ฿◎ßßƴ℘ḯη❝﹩ ℬ◎aґdẘαʟк ツ said...

Another fabulous project. Love the black and white with the turquoise! Another winner!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sue!

Sweet picture of you and your brother. Hard to lose a loved one but sounds like you have very good memories of him.

Great idea on the window. I love the color and how you purposed it!

Take care, friend!
~Michelle

To Sew With Love said...

what a great prjoect!

would love for you to link up at our saturday linky party.

http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com/

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I'm sorry for your loss (last year) I'm sure this year was really tough too.
I did a window really similar to this, also adding a dry erase feature. The color and fabric are so close to mine, so... needless to say, I love it!
gail

Jennifer Dixon said...

I found you thru the Blue Cricket Designs craft party. Thank you for sharing a bit about your brother.

This window is fabulous! Now I have a new project on my to do list.

Tanya said...

Very cute project!

Val said...

Sue, What a gorgeous window. I love it.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. I hurt everyday too from the loss of loved ones, but their memories always get me through. I can tell from that picture of you and your brother that you were a great pair..

I have been going through a window kick lately. I have one I am going to tackle a project with tomorrow...LOVE the color you painted yours...Great use of each and every pane....

Take care,
Lisa

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a great idea!! I have an old window and this will come in handy! Gonna put it to use! Thank you. Visiting from Blue Cricket link.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sue,

Where do you get these fab ideas? I LOVE it!

I'm sorry to hear about your brother. It sounds like he was a lovely, lovely soul.

Kim

decdiva1 said...

hi sue! thanks for visiting me @ cottage romance! i really appreciate your visits and comments! happy new year!

Vanessa said...

Wow! I just love that window! The paint combo is perfect and you did a fabulous job. I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother and appreciate that you shared from your heart about your love for him. Blessings to you in the New Year and thanks so much for joining the Inspiration Friday party this week!
Vanessa

June@I will craft said...

This is a great frame. I love the chalkboard addition.

Thanks for checking out my aqua memo board.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the black and blue together--so cute and functional!

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