Since I opened up a little space in the local variety mall I have been hitting at least a few garage sales every weekend. I honestly am getting concerned, that I might becoming a garage sale addict....But it sure is fun!!! :0
Last weekend, when I was out with my girl friend Kelley, I picked up two old windows...It turned out they were from an old classmate of mine...Anyway she had five for sale but I only bought two because I wanted to make sure I would use them....Now I wish I had purchased more!!
I knew I wanted to turn them into some kind of message board and after taking a family vote, it was decided to make the first one a white or dry erase board. My original plan was to spray paint the back white, but my husband cautioned me, that the old glass was very dangerous when it broke, and that I should probably glue some fabric or something to the back...to help keep it together...just in case...
What a brilliant idea...I thought!!!
Burlap was the perfect choose for such an old window...it has that great country flavor!!
So after washing the window I hurried on down to our fabric store to pick up some light colored burlap...
The lady at the stored showed me how to cut burlap so that it was square.
(Maybe you already know this but I think it's pretty cool)!
Next step was to cover the window pane with Mod Podge and then lay the fabric down...Easy Peasy!!
After waiting for the first coat of Mod Podge to dry, I added a thick second coat making sure it filled all the little squares in the fabric.... I then played with my poor puppy dog who like usual was such good company!! :)
I added the hooks and the jelly jar (pre-drilling the holes first).
And here it is hanging in our hallway with all my sons hats. :)
Yes...I will change the message but I thought the named worked for this piece!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
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