So, I've had this tall, blank space above my little hallway bench for EVER, and finally got around to finishing this fun picture window that Cason and I worked on a few weeks back.
Cason built two additional small frames that were the same size as the actual window.
So there are actually three pieces to this project.
I painted both of the "Cason-made" frames white.
and covered one of them with chicken wire
used tin snips to cut it to the size I needed.
And then staple gunned it down to keep it stretched tight onto the back of one of the frames.
It turned out like this.
(I actually ended up painting the chicken wire WHITE, a few days later. I wanted it to stand out more against that gray)
For the OTHER frame, I bought some of this paintable wallpaper from Lowe's.
And a $2.00 sample size can, of this great "Woodlawn Colonial Gray", by Valspar.
After it dried it looked like this.
Took the staple gun again, and stapled the paper to the back of that second frame.
Then I bought some new hinge hardware, to connect ALL the layers of this fun picture window together.
So, when it was all connected, it looked like this!
Purchased this chunky black pull at Hobby Lobby.
Got this picture hanging kit...
Wall art :)
Then I started filling up the window with mostly pictures, but lots of other little things.
Like this Blessed tin sign, I made.
To hang the pictures I wanted to use these small clothes pins, but needed to spray them all white.
So I attached them onto some scrap trim pieces, and THEN sprayed them all at once.
So easy :)
Some of them, I covered with scrapbooking paper, just to make them "pop"
The fun, personalized prints of our "bird family" and the flower print below were done by
Arent' they so fun?
To hang these smaller photo's I just tied some jute rope from one end of the window, to the other, and clipped them up with those paper embellished clothes pins.
I bought this unfinished wood "S" at Joann's Crafts for under a $1.00 a think.
Just painted it white, and covered it with this cute blue and white paper.
And this is the BIG picture!
I'm loving how this window brings a pop of color to the space :)
I'm also diggin' the fact that the decor in this picture window will be SO easy to change out with the Seasons and Holidays! :)
Can't even WAIT for Christmas, so I can pile all of our fun Christmas cards in there!