Dazed. And then some…an old window DIY project.

Meet:  Rachelle from

Dazed. And then some...  
who has recently turned some old windows into some amazing things.  Today she’s sharing one of her awesome window projects.  Here she is:



Yay!! I am SO excited to share this project with all of you!


I started with just the window frame (it came with the glass) and went from there.


Okay, so here’s how I did it!

Supplies:
  • Window Frame w/glass
  • Crackle Paint
  • Country White Acrylic Paint
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Raw wood shelf
  • (3)  Longer Nails/Hammer
  • Twine
  • (2) Screws
  • Screw Driver
  • Wall Decals (Optional)
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue


Instructions:
  1. If the frame you chose already has a dark stain or dark color paint, you do not need to paint it again. Just take your Crackle Paint and brush on a nice layer in one even direction. Let it get tacky. Do NOT let it dry.
  2. Using your Country White paint, brush on a nice thick layer. Within a minute or two you will start to see it crack! You can speed this process along using a hairdryer, as well.
  3. Using the same brush you used for the white paint, start painting your raw wood shelf brown. 
  4. Sand both the shelf and window frame along the edges and even more so on the corners.
  5. Flip your frame over and screw in your screws. (One on the top of each corner for hanging.) 
  6. Cut enough twine to fold over 4 times and tie a loop on each end. Apply to screws.
  7. On your shelf, hammer in 3 nails. Make sure they are long and sturdy enough for keys (or whatever you think you will be hanging from them).
  8. Now apply a nice thick layer of hot glue to the back of your shelf and press onto the bottom of the frame.
  9. Finally, apply your decals to the windows. I used Designer Wall Accents in “Swirly Branches”. 

Note: You do not have to apply the decals at all if you prefer not to. If you like the idea of branches but don’t want to buy decals, you can just paint them on the back of the windows. (That was my initial plan until I spotted the decals!)

HANG HER UP! 🙂

**I kind of forgot to take a before shot, so here is the back of the frame after I had already finished it.

Close up of the crackle effect… Cool, ri
ght?!





This is a shot of it without the decals. It looks great either way! 



Beautiful and so creative!  Great job, Rachelle!  This would be perfect in an entryway! Love it!


See more DIY and creativity from Rachelle at her blog…

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