In a past post I told you about redecorating my living room. This has been an on going project. I am very particular and get these ideas of what I want and won't settle for anything less than what I want. That said, I still have a very large bare wall in my living room because I have not been able to find that one thing that makes me completely happy. On a small wall I made a piece to hang. I had an old window in the basement from a house we used to live in. I absolutely love old windows. I have been waiting for years to do something with this window. So this was going to be the day that I finally did something with that old window.
I started by adding hangers to my old window. These I purchased at Wal-Mart. They could also be purchased at a hardware store. I don't remember exactly how much I paid for them, but I can promise you it wasn't a lot because my decorating budget slim to none. They need to be placed evenly. I used the panes in the window as my guide of where to place place them. Then use just a screw driver to secure them.
This is the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter. I purchased it several years ago at Micheal's. I do remember I had a coupon so it was half off the regular price, but not real sure what that was, but would guess less than $10. I used the circle cutter to cut circles out of turquoise, brown, and cream colored scrapbook paper. One tip, I learned this the hard way, cut the inner circle first then the outer one or your cutter will not be resting on the paper and your circle will move making it impossible to cut the inner circle.
I placed the circles on the window where I wanted them. Some of them I cut in half and rested along the edge of the pane.
I coated the window with Modge Podge (I make my own, you can see it in the corner of the picture. I found the recipe on Pinterest). Then place the circles back where I had them.
Coat the entire window with a nice layer of Modge Podge. Be careful not to get the paper too wet because it will ripple. You can see a couple of my circles did ripple. If the do, just keep pressing them down with your Modge Podge applicator.
After the window was finished, I went a head and hung it on the wall. I needed to put it somewhere to dry out of the way and this seemed like the best idea to me.
This is the finished project. What do you think? I am happy with it. I would like to accent it with some smaller items. I am thinking maybe some letters from our names, or spelling out the word FAMILY or WELCOME and painting it in coordinating colors. I am open to suggestions. If you have an idea for something that would compliment my window, please share!!!