Sunday, April 3, 2011

Window Frame Wall Art

I've lived in my house for close to a year now, I think it's time to commit to putting things on my living room walls! 

Lo and behold, I found a poster at Hobby Lobby that both D and I love, plus, it matches our furniture perfectly! What is a girl to do with a pretty poster (without just framing it)?

DIY wall art, of course!!

One of my favorite DIY wedding projects was the seating charts.  I used old window panes that D and I found (in a barn!), painted them, and wrote our guest's names on them. They are rustic and original (and free!)

Window panes used at my wedding + a pretty poster =

Directions for DIY Window Art

1. First, clean the window frames. I used Windex and a window scraper to make sure all residue is removed.  I then lightly washed the panes to make sure the paint adhered. (You may need to sand a bit as well)

2. Measure the window spaces.

3. Paint the frame. I didn't tape on the inside, that's what my window scraper is for!

 4. While you are waiting for your window to dry, flip the poster upside down and measure the same size sections as your window.  Number them so you don't have to put the puzzle together when they are all cut out.

5. Cut out the sections that you just measured.

6. After the window is dry, scrape off excess paint (goes a lot faster than taping!)

7. Piece the sections of the poster into the window. To adhere the parts that wouldn't stay, I took small pieces of tape and adhered them to the wood on the back.

8. To hang on the wall, nail a couple picture frame hangers to the back.


DomesticJenny said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love this! Your seating chart was fantastic and this is such a great way to incorporate a part of your wedding into your home decor!

Mike and Katrina @HA said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks great! We wanted to do the exact same thing at our wedding but we ended up having too many tables to fit in our windows. It's fun that you could reuse the frames and make some great art!

Pat said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! Going to pass this idea on to my daughter for her wedding!

I love the poster too! Can I ask where you got it? I have been looking for something like this

Thank you!

Pat said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL Just realized you mentioned you bought the poster at Hobby Lobby. Wish we had one here! Thank you anyway!

Coley said... Best Blogger Tips

Pat, thanks so much. Maybe you could find the poster on their website or through searching on google. Good luck!

Ty and Whitty said... Best Blogger Tips

I love what you ended up doing with the window is it beautiful. great job I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

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Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG I saw that poster at hobby lobby and loved it but was too cheap to buy it so I made something similar on my computer with photoshop and printed it and framed it! It's not perfect but it was free! lol
I might do a post on it soon on my blog!
Yours Looks LOVELY!!

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btw you've got a new follower ;)

Catie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Coley, I love this!! What a great idea. I love your chair in the first pic too. Looks soo cozy. : ) Thanks for stopping by Catie's Corner!! I'm your newest follower.
~ Catie

Jess@Balancing The Dream said... Best Blogger Tips

I Love this!! it's such a new idea!! Thanks for sharing!

melissa@once upon a {craft} time said... Best Blogger Tips

love what you did with the windows (at your wedding & with the poster!) so cool you guys found them in a barn. love it!

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