I have been trying to decide what to do with that old window I picked up at the Flea Market last month. You know, the one my husband laughed at me for buying?
I had been thinking about putting pictures behind it, and my friend Melissa told me that she had put fabric behind some of her old windows, which I thought was a fab idea. But somehow, once again, I found myself at Michaels in the paper aisle.
I have quite a fixation with paper for someone who doesn’t scrapbook….
I knew I wanted something with browns and a touch of blue, that was someone aged looking.
This map paper was perfect – and the fact that it was on sale for 25 cents a piece was just a bonus! I had paid $18 for the window, which was a little bit more than I would have liked. So I was hoping that finishing it was going to be inexpensive. I had to do a couple of small adjustments on the window frame to make it work well with the paper. The window came with green, white, and brown paint on the trim. it was chippy and old, and I loved it. But when I put it in my living room, the green color did not look right. And you all know how much I love my neutrals…I painted over the green with some chalk paint – I used my Old White mixed with some Duck Egg Blue. Then I went over the whole frame with a brown glaze. The results were a much better fit for my decor. And for the map paper.
Then I used my uber impressive crafting tools and skills to add the paper to the back of the window.
As you can see, my tools consisted of a pair of kitchen shears, and a roll of off-brand clear tape. I will remind you once again that I am a lazy crafter.
The red that you see is the back side of the map paper. Here I have it laid out on the back of the frame. I started out trying to put the map pages together in a way that made sense, matching up the lines. I eventually threw that idea out the window…… (get it? dang I’m funny..) I ended up randomizing the pages somewhat, then turning them over and taping them together.
I am sooo happy with the way it turned out!!
I had to get quite creative with my photography skills to get shots of this without to much reflection from the real windows in the room!
Well, what do you think? Are you in love with it as much as I am??
What is that? You are wondering where I got that cute mini wreath I have hanging on it?
I made it! You know how I love my coffee filters! Here is a link to the tutorial. Mini Coffee Filter Wreath
Thank you so much for coming by! And you know I always love to hear what you think 🙂