Monday, February 20, 2012

Old Window Beauty and Giveaway Winner

We have a winner for the Kit and Caboodle Giveaway

 If your name is: 

Julia aka The Happy Crochet Chic,
 please contact me to claim your prize!! :) 
You may choose anything from the Pins and Poms page here:

And remember, Marti is offering FREE SHIPPING for the month of February!  That's only eight more days, folks.  Unless it's leap year.  I wouldn't know that sort of stuff!
A very sweet girl rescued a whole stack of these windows from being hauled to the dump by her hubby for me.  Thank you, thank you, Cara from the Sheet Boutique!!!  Since I've discovered my own chalkboard paint recipe, I've been just loving these old windows (see below for recipe).
I also landed a big stash of foam wreaths from a thrift store for 10 cents each!!!!  So while I wasn't into wreaths before, I am now.  I cut strips of fabric from this sweater vest.  Don't raise your eyebrows at me, I did not ever wear that.  I think my mom talked me into it at the Goodwill As Is store because she thought we could do something with the hounds tooth material.  I questioned that after I got it home but it came in handy for this wreath.  I forgot to take a picture, but here's how I wrapped the strips around the wreath from a former project:
Since I had so many small strips, unlike that long continuous one pictured, I used lots of pins and some smidgens of hot glue to adhere it to the foam wreath.  What, that doesn't look like foam to you?  It's not. That's a different wreath. But I forgot to take pictures of this project in process, remember?  Of course you do.  You don't have three wild hoodlums that have turned your mommy brain into mush!  Maybe you do.  How would I know?
Now these flowers were an exciting bargain.  ALWAYS make a beeline for the clearance sections of Hobby Lobby.  No matter how tempting it is start waltzing around all those displays in the middle of each isle filled with delicious eye candy. Someone might just get to the clearance isle a step ahead of you and you'll regret it for the rest of you crafty days.  This huge bunch of purple beauty was 90% off.  You bet!  I think it totaled $1.19.
I pulled the flowers off their stems and hot glued them all around the wreath and then tied a strip of fabric at the top to hang it from the window.
I used double sided mounting tape to adhere the clothes pins to the glass and the words are from vinyl that my friend Phil Sarlo so graciously made for me!  They are awesome, just peel off one side of the paper, stick the word where you want it to go, and peel the top piece off.  Wa la!  Thanks, Phil!!  This here beautiful window is for sale in the darling and fabulous little shop in Brooklyn, Michigan called Fabulous Darling American Made Art, Gifts, and More .  Have you been there?  If you haven't, what on EARTH are you waiting for?!!!
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I think I've posted this picture at least 10 times by now on my blog.  But in case you're new to the Korner, the chalkboard panes are painted with my homemade concoction of 2 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris stirred into 1 cup flat black paint.  (But do I measure?  No.)  Hope you enjoyed the old widow idea!  I love seeing all the windows out there in blog land!!!  

Be sure to come back tonight to link up old windows you've redone OR any "trash 2 treasure" you wish to share with my readers!!!
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  1. Kammy, I love the windows, thanks for sharing the chalk paint recipe (I had misplaced mine).

  2. Kammy,
    I love the way it turned out :) So pretty!

  3. How sweet is that! Thank you!! Jocelyn

  4. I'm so glad I clicked on your link at someday crafts. Your personality jumps off the page. I love it! I have one crazy monster at home and I could not imagine three. I'm following GFC. Stop by any time.

  5. So glad that you are able to "recycle" these old windows... It turned out beautifully!

  6. Ohhh I love the chalkboard window!! Pinning this idea. So inspiring!

  7. this is gorgeous kammy, it would be great if you could link up at

    also check out my cutting edge stencil giveaway xxx

  8. So fun! Love this idea. So do you suppose that if you use any color flat paint, you could make any colored chalkboard? That would be perfect!


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