I love DIY projects because you learn as you go and it seems there is no right or wrong way to do them, just the way you like.
So I bought a 12 pane window from Tony Oliver, a local carpenter who makes beautiful furniture and reclaims old wood. You can follow Tony's Wood Shop on Facebook here. I had been lusting over window panes at a local furniture consignment shop, but I knew the 12 panes would be perfect for the project I had in mind.
My DIY project.....
Gabriel's first year, where every window pane has a picture of each month.
First, I cleaned the window. Tony informed me that the window was probably over 100 years old. It has that weathered and aged look that you can't fake. I washed it with some good ole Mr.Clean, who I am secretly in love with. My mom and I joke about it because I really do love Mr.Clean products the best.
While cleaning it I was able to distinguish the front from the back, or the good side and the bad side. I also windexed the windows obviously! Here you get an idea of the good side and the bad side.
I then stuck Velcro sticky dots to all four corners of the picture and stuck it to the pane. I read a lot about different materials you can use for sticking the pictures and there are a lot of options. I did read, however, that the glue dots tend to fall off more easily.
Here is the final masterpiece! I have yet to hang it, but tony has suggested wire, like when you hang a framed piece of artwork.
So here are the supplies needed for this project:
- Window pane- any amount of panes
- Velcro sticky dots
- Photographs - 4 x 6 or depends on pane size
- Cleaning supplies
- Hanging supplies- if you chose to
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