Window Frame

When I'm visiting all the lovely blogs out there I am always admiring projects done with old windows.
You just don't find old windows in Las Vegas, probably because there aren't many old buildings here.


I found this window style frame at the thrift store and finally had my chance to do a window project!


I painted the frame white and then sanded bits of it off.


I found this scrapbook paper with a gray map on it!
A GRAY map!!!


I used Mod Podge to put the map pieces on the frame backing.


Pretty, pretty, pretty!


It's my new favorite project.
I'm planning on hanging it in our guest room.
I am having so much trouble getting the look "right" in that room.


This project was inspired by one I saw on the blog Let It Shine some time ago.
I've been dying to try it ever since I saw it.
If you'd like to see her map backed window click here.

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45 comments:

  1. A *grey* map? What a find! That's a great idea to put it behind a window. And not just any old window - that one's GORGEOUS!

    It looks so perfectly at home in your lovely house.

    Sarahx

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  2. Oooooo!! That is sooo pretty! Very Pottery Barnish;) I am in love with this!

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  3. I Love this, such a great idea;)

    Lovely greetings...

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  4. Great idea distressing it like that. It turned out so well. I know what you mean about struggling with rooms, and time to work on said rooms :)

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  5. Oh it is VERY pretty pretty pretty!!! Love your distressing! I have a window frame that I got that the mirror broke out of it and I have no idea what to do with it, I think I might have to try it!! :)

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  6. Looks great. Can't wait to see it in the guest room. Liz

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  7. Your window frame turned out beautiful! I really like how you painted and distressed it!

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  8. What a fantastic job you did! I would never guess that it wasn't an authentic antique window, lovely job!!!

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  9. you made a wonderful work with it!!
    I like the paper that you used, and the old style that you give
    as always a great work

    grettings from Barcelona
    núria "flors, quadres i altres cosetes"

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  10. There are old windows aplenty in my 'neck of the woods'. You'd be welcome anytime! What you did looks great though...

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  11. Hi Lisa,
    I'm lovin this window and that gray map is perfect. You are such a clever girl!!!

    Love your previous post too and the way you decorated up those little containers. Ooh la la!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. Very cool. I've seen fabric used but paper is a great idea!!

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  13. wow...great transformation...love the distressed finish and the map. very cool.

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  14. I love your window project. What a great idea!!

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  15. I love the way your window turned out! The map looks great behind it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower.

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  16. I love this, Lisa. I have two old windows and love using them for different things. The latest project was the one I did for my Christmas message in my foyer. So fun to work with.

    Your projects are awesome, my friend.

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  17. I am your newest follower! After looking through your blog i noticed that you and i have a lot of the same inspiration pictures. That was enough of a reason for me to become a follower but i also love everything else about your blog.

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  18. Oh, you poor thing, no old windows ANYWHERE?!? I've got them coming out my ears, too bad you don't live closer... I'd share :)

    I love how your faux window turned out, the grey map is such a cool idea!!

    Tania

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  19. What a clever idea! Love the grey map and the distressing! Looks great! :D Michelle

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  20. Great job!! Love the look..it does not even look like the same frame. Thanks for sharing over at Cottage Instincts

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  21. Great idea! I'm searching for old window ideas for my new craft room!
    Susan
    myhomeroad.blogspot.com

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  22. Love it! The gray map is amazing!! Have never seen one before! Cool!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. Wow! That looks great Lisa. Aren't you lucky to have come across that map?! I also think it would look cute to stick some small old photos into the bars of the window too :)

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  24. Lisa, it is lovely! What a fabulous idea!! :)

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  25. Fantastic idea - so is the whole world in your home!

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  26. You did a fantastic job with the window frame - it came out great!

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  27. I love maps and I love windows...the two together I double love!

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  28. I love your faux window frame! It looks so much prettier in white and pairs perfectly with your gray map. Beautiful!

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  29. It turned out really great!!! The map is really fun inside. We've done quite a few old window projects for our shop and they sell really quickly, especially the ones with burlap/french sayings in the window openings.
    ~michelle~

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  30. Such a fabulous makeover! It is amazing to see the before and after. I am definitely missing out by not trying my hand with painting projects. I just saw your French pots in your previous post! LOVE THEM! Wow a transformation! Great job.

    Donna

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  31. OK, your killing me with all your projects!
    Stunning and beautiful!!! You are so talented!
    XO
    Kristin

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  32. turned out great...I have one in my garage that I did about a year ago...I don't know how it ended up out there but you've inspired me to bring it back in!

    stopping by to say happy White Wednesday

    Sarah

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  33. That looks fantastic! Really love anything with a map. The gray is really perfect.
    Sherry

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  34. I just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE IT! I'm your newest follower :)

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  35. What a awesome turn out for your window project, very chic and stylish. Good for you!!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  36. Great idea, looks so pretty and chic:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  37. Well who is fancy now! Love-it. You are so inspiring!!

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  38. I love this idea and have added it to my 'inspiring ideas' page as it is something I would love to do someday. Thanks for the idea.

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  39. Lovely blog, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  40. Love this! I have like 10 or more old windows in my garage, just waiting for projects and new homes. My friends know to come hit me up if they need one. Our neighbors had about 15 of them out for trash the other day so I scooped them up! Thanks for inspiring me!

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