Got an Old Window Lying Around You Should Totally Do This!
Learn how to refurbish an old wooden window and write on the glass with this home decor do it yourself craft and DIY idea. You may already have an old window around the house, or you can find a window pane that would work at an antique store or flea market. To start this do yourself craft, you will need to sand down the window pane, make sure to take necessary safety precautions as many of the old windows are painted with lead paint. You are sure to love the final product with this easy to make project to do. For the full step by step tutorial and steps for refurbishing an old window, you will want to take a look at the Hometalk site.
Next, you will need to tape the edges of the window and covered the glass. You will then prime the wood that surrounds the glass for this do it yourself craft. You can learn the full process of how to refurbish an old window on the site. When refurbishing windows, you will want to start by cleaning them. Take an old rag to clean the window panes and wipe them down. This gets rid of any cobwebs and dust that is one the wood itself. Next, you will want to work scraping out any of the old caulk from each window pane. You'll want to make sure the window pane is as clean as possible for this do it yourself craft as it will be hanging on your wall in your house. After the window is primed, you will want to apply two coats of paint to get the color that you want. Once the window is painted, it will be ready for the caulking and the new hardware for the project to do. Once the window is ready, you can write your message on the one side of the glass with a dry erase marker that you want to paint. This ensures that you get the spacing that you like. For this do it yourself craft the words, Thankful, Grateful, Blessed were used and was tipped over so that the writing and painting is on the back side of the window. The dry erase words will now be backward. At this point, you can paint over the lines using a temporary window marker.
When this part of the project to do is complete you can flip over the window pane to the front and wipe away the dry erase marker lines, it's that easy. The window marker can be easily washed off in the future to change the saying in the window pane seasonally and as needed. This do it yourself craft and project to do, is sure to inspire you to refurbish an old window, write on the glass, or make some home decor for your wall. You will want to take a look at the Hometalk site for a video tutorial so you can see this diy idea and process in action and better understand how to make a window pane for yourself.
When this do it yourself craft hangs on the wall, you'll love the way that the letters cast a slight shadow and it looks like fancy lettering. You can find plenty of writing tutorials on the internet to help you achieve the type of writing that you like.
You will find this DIY idea on recycling an old window into home decor on the Hometalk site. On the site you will find DIY ideas, projects to do, do it yourself crafts, woodworking, gardening tips, cleaning tips, organizing tips and so much more. **
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