Thursday

Large Wall Decor

Today I have for you, an easy piece of large DIY art.  I actually ended up making this project for very little cashola.  I just used mostly things I had laying around the house and some things I got for free.

I started out with this window that I found on the side of the road.  It was FREE!  It had been sitting in the garage for a while when this idea came to me.

So, here's the window before, after I sanded and removed as much of the old chippy paint as possible.


Then, remember this mirror I made here.


Well, I saved the leftover part of the decal. (the part that's left once you peel off the part you need)  Does that make sense?  Most would just throw this away, but I figured I may be able to use it for a project in the future and I was right!  I like to reuse stuff, it makes me feel like I'm "going green" :)

So, I stuck the leftover frame to my window.  This worked out great because the edges were sealed by the adhesive.  Then I covered the rest of the window with magazine pages and tape to protect them from the overspray.  Then, I sprayed it with some teal spraypaint.


Next, I used some modge podge to decoupage some leftover chevron material I had to the window to create an interesting background. (forgot to take pics of this)

and here it is all finished in my booth.  It would make a great statment as a large piece of art or you could even use it as a message board if you wanted to  


The glare makes it look a little funny so just ignore that little white part on the bottom of the chair.  It was hard to get the light not to make it look funny.



9 comments:

abode love said...

This. Is. FUN!!! I really love what you did with this old window! Thanks for sharing your process... I love projects like this!

abodelove.blogspot.com

Chrissie said...

How cute. So smart to save that piece!

Melissa said...

love it.....
gorgeous!!

melissa x

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What a great idea! Love it! Just proves you can't overlook anything sitting on the side of the road!

decdiva1 said...

CUTE PIECE OF ART! is the chair a stencil?

Lisa said...

Funky! I like it!

Rambling Ophelia said...

Another thing that inspires me. I love yer blog and envy most of your projects! I want to forward on my "Versatile Blogger" award to you! Feel free to stop by my page and pick it up!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

im visiting from rambling of an ophelia, i saw she awarded you the versatile blogger award. congrats. i absolutly love what you did with this mirror. i am your newest follower

Donna @ pintedfresh.blogspot.com said...

love it! I think I have an old window waiting for something like this to grace it...
if it weren't so cold & wet here today (Bama) I think I would go dig it out & try something along these lines! Thanks for the inspiration - hope you'll come see me soon!
Donna
www.paintedfresh.blogspot.com

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