Thursday, November 14, 2013

Transform an Old Window into a Piece of Art

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transform an old window pane into an art piece
You might recognize this old window from one of my Halloween posts. (It had bloody hands on it.) I didn't originally buy it for that purpose of course. I had been having trouble finding something for my mantle until I found this window. The size was good and I liked the distressed finish. It just needed a little something extra...
Here is it's transformation...
I took book pages from one of my architectural books, decoupaged them on and stained them with aged oak...

Next, I made a template for the chandelier, drawing just half on poster board to trace on the paper...


After drawing, I filled in the rest with paint, starting out with a brown and then contouring with a blue-grey...

I thought there was a little too much contrast for me so I decided to sand down what I had painted...

After looking at this for a while, something looked "funny" to me. I decided to cover up the bottom part of the chandelier with paper. (Note: Because I tore and overlapped the paper that was decoupaged, it was easy for me to correct mistakes in the drawing or paint.) I added just a bit of white to lighten up the piece a little more and this is the finished look...

Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the mantle!!!

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Alyssa, That is beautiful!! I must try sometime...thanks!

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  2. What a great idea! I have a window where one of the glass inserts is cracked. I have been trying to figure out what to do with it, love this idea. Thank you for sharing at Redoux!

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