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Saturday, February 19, 2011

All you need is love...

Alright, it's fixed, and I LOVE it! 

Here was my inspiration from House Tweaking (thanks to Rosita Designs for helping me find the site this picture is from). 

I bought these windows for $520 at a thrift store a couple weeks ago.

Yeah, you read that right, $520.  Why? Because my iPhone 4 got stolen in the store ($500 for the phone + $20 for the windows).  Ugh, I'm so mad. Anyways...back to the tutorial.

Sketched out my "love" on two foam boards.
 

Always need my helper...

Cut out my "love" from foam board.  I actually used two different kinds of foam board and just hot glued them where they overlapped. One piece came from Dollar Tree ($1) and the other was Elmer's foam board ($3.50)...go with the Dollar Tree one. It was SO much easier to cut (not to mention cheaper!). 

Then one of my favorite products - spackling paste.

Covered the whole thing with spackling paste. It's easier to use your fingers to apply it, plus it's fun to get messy! (The shish-kebab sticks are to keep it elevated off the newspaper so it doesn't stick). 

So then I painted it after the spackle was dry and during a test run I knocked a window off it's nail and both windows and the "love" sign came tumbling down behind my couch.  Thankfully I didn't break one of my $520 windows, but the "love" wasn't so lovely anymore...

But who always comes to my rescue when I break something??

So I just hot glued it back together and made "bandaids" out of extra foam board and glued them to the back (sorry, no picture, but hopefully this won't happen to you). 

 More spackle...and then paint

Perfect!! I'm in love :) 



Hope you're having a craftastic weekend!

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38 comments:

  1. that headboard is from the House Tweaking blog (housetweaking.com). love it!

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  2. I have old windows from my house that I need to do something with! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Funky Junk! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you have next! I hope you have a blessed day! Check out my blog to see what I come up with!
    http://brandlarge.blogspot.com
    Please check me out and become a follower!

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  3. Emily wow! This looks amazing. I just love those windows and that mustard yellow you painted the love with! I'm sorry to hear about your iphone!

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  4. I love this. I love the old windows and the color is perfect. The inspiration is also incredible. Great idea. Whenever I see these amazing projects, it makes me with I had more walls in my house.

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  5. Love this. Windows are so fun to decorate with. It turned out great.
    ~Heidi

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  6. I am LOVING THIS!!! Saw it on Under the Table and Dreaming's link party and clicked immediately...

    ALSO I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Congrats and come on over to check it out!
    http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/exciting-news-and-some-blogs-you-should.html

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this...sorry about your phone!! so frustrating. At least you got this super cute art piece out of it...? haha, there's a silver lining in there somewhere...

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  8. This is so pretty and delightful :o)

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  9. Looks awesome!! Sorry about your phone though :( But at least you're still in the "love" spirit!

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  10. Ok, that is seriously SO COOL!

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  11. Hey, you did an awesome job! I love it. And now am thinking about copying it. Thanls for the inspiration.
    Jennifer
    http://www.alwaysinwonder.com

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  12. That is too cute. I LOVE it! I also fell in love with that bedroom over at House Tweaking.

    -Rene

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  13. "Love" this! :-) Sorry you lost your iphone :-(

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  14. Hey there! Just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm showing this off today over at Crafts & Sutch! :) Please pop by to take a peek and grab an I'm SUTCH an Inspiration button!

    Erin

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  15. I am seriously SO impressed!! I am in "LOVE" with this love!! I featured you on my weekly wowzers today...

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/02/wednesdays-wowzers-few-favs-with.html

    Thanks for inspiring!
    ~Alison

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  16. Wow! That is so cute!! What a great idea. Bummer about your phone!

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  17. I LOVE your Love sign! So clever :) I just put some old windows above my couch too...must be the "in" thing right now!
    http://johnsonfamily23.blogspot.com/2011/02/windows-continued-i-just-love-how-these.html

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  18. Tanya - I just saw your windows on your blog a couple days ago. Love them!! I want to go buy more!!

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  19. Hey, I couldn't find your email, so I am posting this here-sorry! :-)

    I would love to feature this on my blog this Sunday for my "Delights of the Week," where I feature my favorite projects and recipes that I found throughout the week.

    I will just share a picture and then link your blog so people can go to your blog for the details.

    My blog is http://cupofdelight.blogspot.com Feel free to grab a "Featured On" button and if you would rather me not share your picture, please let me know! (If it is after I post it, I will remove it)

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  20. That would be great, April. Thank you!!!

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  21. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up today! Chris

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  22. That is so cute! And I'm sorry about your phone. That's such a pain. I would be so mad if my iphone got stolen, I love that thing lol

    PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  23. LOVE your love windows! Great job and love how you made the band aids! So sorry about your phone! Thanks for linking up and I'm your newest follower! :)

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  24. Thanks for linking your two projects. I can't wait to see what you link up next week! Chris

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  25. This is cute, and I love that it's a project that I can do pretty simply, even with my little helpers.

    Sorry to hear about your phone, I am the proud owner of a $305 bracelet (2 wk old Samsung Blackjack when it was first sold, and a cheap bracelet that I sat the phone down to pay for). Within a month of that my husband had his Sidekick stolen when we were at a "free" Easter Egg hunt with our girls. It really does ruin your day! Hope you get yours back, or at least that you can recover your info.

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  26. I absolutely adore this! I wish I could find some windows like these! I'm glad it's almost yard sale season! I'm sorry about your phone! It' sad the things that people will do for money.

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  27. Seriously!!?? So freakin' awesome! I love this!!
    Found your blog via The Girl Creative blog hop:)

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  28. What a cute idea, something interesting and different!

    Tnx so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! :)

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  29. That is so cute and creative!

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  30. Love the windows! Great way to make the inspiration photo your own! I am your newest follower.

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  31. Yeah for saving the windows! ;) The love is very cool! I've never seen this before...great job!

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  32. oh LOVE!!! Awesome job and I love your writing style! Sooo sorry about your phone, I would be dwelling on that forever so hopefully you're not like me! I will definitely be following you and hope you get a chance to check me out too!

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  33. love how it turned out! love the windows too!

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  34. It looks quite simple yet so beautiful! Nice craft!

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  35. How did you connect the "love" to the window pane? and how did you connect the 2 poster boards? Thanks!!

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