Monday, June 21, 2010


I live in a great neighborhood.  We live in a fun cul-de-sac with lots of kids which is why I have no intention of moving anytime soon.  however, my house has very little architectural interest.  Boring windows, doors, etc.  Which may explain my obsession with old windows and doors.  I have always believed in using the resources you have to get the results you want, so when a friend of mine, who has a window business, said he was doing a HUD renovation and had tons of old window I could have, I jumped on that.

My sister and I did a few boutiques and I sold most of what I had. But I will show you what ended up in my house.

As I said I made this a couple of years ago, and I cannot find the website I stole the idea from.  If I can find it I will link up to it.  She had tons of great ideas. 

Because I didn't know how old these windows were and I was afraid of lead paint I painted over the old chippy paint then stained over top of that.  This is how it turned out.
The Red Rooster is done in vinyl (if your are doing this project have them cut the vinyl in three different stickers to save $$) and the shutters are made out of 1x4 pine painted red ($1 spray paint from Wal-mart) then glazed over with black paint.

I'll show you the rest of the above chalkboard tomorrow.