Monday, August 1, 2011

the best project I have made so far

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A few months ago I found myself carrying home a truck load of treasures that I found at a local flea market. It was something very rare for me to actually find things of value at a flea market so I was beyond delighted. You can read about my finds HERE

Since that time, I have been working on putting some of these treasures to use.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to tackle this window (which was my favorite of all of them that I brought home).
Window

As you can see, the previous owner decided to spray paint the glass. This glass is very fragile and would require a light touch, but I thought it would be fairly easy to remove.
Cleaning-Window
I can honestly say I have not ever removed this amount of paint from a window before so my expectations were misguided. I had planned on “maybe 30 minutes” to complete this job.
Several hours later, and sore arms and fingers,  the  window was back to having clear panes rather than the opaque.

I used a wire brush to take off the loose, brittle putty from the back of the window and my husband secured the glass by tapping in some glazing points to help hold glass in place.
Window

I used my Silhouette to cut vinyl letters for the top portion of the window and added a touch of bling (of course) in the corner.

Art-Acetate-Heart

To create the heart, I used a P K Glitz Art Acetate,  “Valentine Curls” and applied 3 different colors of P K Glitz Glitter to the swirls. I cut a piece of WonderFilm the size of the heart and used that to adhere the finished acetate to the window.

Window

I had created these wood blocks at The Little Blue House and they fit perfectly in the ledge of the window.

This now sits on my fireplace mantel and my husband said it is “the best project I have made so far”!
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