I made this probably three years ago, and have thoughts of revamping it sometime soon…but it was such an easy project and I’ve really loved it, so I thought I’d share with you! I was trying to find ways to tie together the colors of all the open rooms upstairs, as well as add some pattern and texture to the living room. The kitchen/dining room is a slate blue, the living room is a warm yellow, and in between is a sitting room where the daycare toys are kept, and that room is a mossy green. My living room furniture is red microfiber suede.
I wanted an old window, and had the idea to put scrapbook paper behind each glass pane. Paper is cheaper than fabric, I could change it down the road, and there are so many paper designs that I could customize it with whatever colors and patterns I wanted. Finding a window (cheap) was my biggest problem. My mother-in-law saved the day, though! She happened to have a mirror that looked like a window, and the mirror had broken out of it. She never replaced it with anything, and said I could have it. (Score!)
The frame was already black, so I went over it with a cream paint in a crackle finish. I went to a local glass store to get a piece of glass that would fit across the back. I had decided to put vinyl letters to spell “Home” in the center space, and then selected scrapbook papers for the remaining squares. I laid out the paper on the floor to determine which layout looked best (this was harder than you might think, trying to evenly distribute the colors and similar patterns). Once I had that figured out, I taped the papers in place to the glass, then my hubby backed everything with cardboard and secured it.
|And there I am in the photo!|
I can’t remember how much the glass cost me, but the rest of the supplies were around $10, so if you have an actual window you’d be ahead of the game. What a great way, though, to get customized wall art, and a fairly good sized one at that, for not very much money! As my tastes are somewhat changing, and as I’m having a craving for BIG color lately, this may get a makeover soon!