Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paris chic window art~one of my favorites

Score!!! Old windows...


I tackled a project with one of them today. I printed out 8 photos from The Graphics Fairy. They are 8 cover photos from vintage sheet music books. I mod podged each to the backside. In addition I painted the panes a pale gray/blue. Finally, I distressed the entire piece....I am in love with this!











Wish all of you could see it in person. Looks so much better than the photos. It's hanging in my family room next to this piece.


I know, I have been teasing you with bits and pieces of this room. I promise I only have a few things to finish it up before the reveal.


36 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I've been racking my brain for some new art to put in my guest bathroom, and these would be perfect!

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  2. Lisa, these look great! I love the graphics fairy, I use her a lot, too! Window panes are my favorite, in fact, I just got one and have been waiting for the perfect thing to do with it! I think this may be it....love it!

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  3. Can't wait to see the room.

    Also, I would love for someone to bring me those windows. Awesome find!

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  4. Wow! windows! Let me see...roses or windows...hmmmm If I had your imagination, inspiration and energy I guess windows would work for me too. :-) Great job. Can't wait to see the room all finished. Have a great day! Pamela

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  5. Lisa, I think you have the most romantic husband in the world! 7 windows from the dump? Perfect! You did a great job using The Graphics Fairy's stuff--so cute!

    Another great project by you!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  6. Oh yeah, I would definitely prefer the windows! I need one for a project I have in mind to do in my living room! Cannot wait to see your final reveal!

    ~ Tracy

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  7. it looks so pretty! and i love the flowers, too, but i would rather my husband pick me up some junk! i would be happy if he came home with some junk in the trunk for me!

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  8. Lisa you have the best husband in WORLD!
    So lucky!!!!!
    Love the way that turned out!

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  9. You had me at old windows! Beautiful! Take care, Laura

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  10. Oooooooh, awesome!! That's so so pretty, I really love it. I'd choose the windows for sure!! I've been wanting to do that exact same thing with black and white family photos. Now I just need the hubby to find me some free windows :)

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  11. oh oh oh ! I know! I'd want the windows!!

    Your husband KNOWS you girl.

    Great job vamping them up with the prints. So great.

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  12. I bought an old window years ago. I may just shamelessly copy this idea...lol!

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  13. Randy knows the way to your heart, doesn't he! How thoughtful that he makes dump runs with you in mind (lol)! LOVE this project, without a doubt, it's right up my alley! Your window turned out beautifully!

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  14. Those are lovely. :) Great job.

    How're your floors? Ever since the flood post, I've been wondering how things turned out, and sending lots of positive vibes your way . . . here's to things turning out better than you could hope!

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  15. I love Graphics Fairy stuff -- looks so neat in your windows!

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  16. I love that. You are so very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  17. What an awesome idea. It looks great!

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  18. Oh I adore your repurposed window~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. This is so gorgeous, love the graphics. Looks like there are so many things to do with these cast off windows, mine have "gone to the birds" LOL! Thanks for linking up for the party!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  20. love what you did with that window!

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  21. Beautiful! I love your choice of graphics. Windows would win my heart, too!

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  22. Yeah, I would SO rather have a pile of windows than flowers! Your transformation is FAB!

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  23. Lisa, That look fabulous! Can't wait to see the room complete. Great Job!

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  24. I can see why they are just so so so so fabulous I smply adore them all. how wonderful.
    Lucky you, your lovely hubby bringing them home for you :):)
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

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  25. Hi Lisa~ What a sweet hubby you have!!! Windows at the dump and they weren't even all broken to bits- what a score!! Love what you have done there and can't wait to see the room reveal!! :) Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  26. I love that big piece of furniture in your family room. Totally my style!

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  27. What a great idea! Looks wonderful!

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  28. I'm with you, Lisa! I can pick flowers from my yard. I'd rather have a trip to my favorite junkin' spots or some cool salvage gift - like yours. ;)

    Thanks for linking your new window art to my party.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. Lovely, Lovely! Makes me want to paint something. Have a good one!
    Leticia

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  30. I love the windows, guess I am just dumb...but did you put mod podge on the front of the sheet then to the back of the window?? It looks so wonderful I have to try it, but take my hand and show me how....:)

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  31. You got those windows for free? Wow! What an awesome find. They look great!!

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  32. Love, love the windows idea! Can't wait to try my own take on this.

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  33. I think this is the best project you've ever done. When I say best I mean it. All the colors you picked were ingenious and just the idea of using vintage sheet music is really cool.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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