Dave gave me that look - the one he gives me when he thinks I've lost my mind - at a recent estate auction. All I did was bid $3 on a pile of thirteen old and, presumably, useless windows. Obviously, he isn't up on the latest Pinterest project fads.
Breaking the glass out of a window turned out to be more difficult than Dennis the Menace cartoons would lead you to believe. I was surprised at how many times the ball merely bounced off the glass, rather than shattering. Yes, I could have chipped all the putty away from the edges and removed the glass in tact, but where's the fun in that? Eventually, I had an empty window frame, gave it a coat of red paint, sanded half of it back off and created this decoration for the front porch. Totally worth the 23 cents I paid.
For my second window project I left the glass and chipped paint intact, then added a couple Peeping Toms . . . or Peeping Nicks? It's hard to get a good photograph. With no flash, the details don't show up, but the flash creates a glare. The plan is to hang it in the living room window, but until I make a run to the hardware store, it's propped on the sill. Who's betting that it will still be propped on the sill on Christmas day?
Back to Pinterest. I need eleven more project ideas.