Well, another day of sickness is making me stay in bed so I thought I would do another blog post. I’m not someone who really likes laying around, I’d rather be up doing things but on the plus side this has helped me re-focus on my blog. I miss blogging on a regular basis, I have been so hit and miss the last two years when it comes to blogging. I really want to start blogging on a regular basis and I’m a firm believer if you want to make time for something you can and you will.
On a little side-note I am so lucky I have a husband who is there for me when I’m sick. Whatever has needed done the last 2 days, he has been there to do it. Finding people to work for him, taking the girls to practices, feeding them, cleaning up, taking care of me… he is finding a way to do it all and I’m so grateful.
Here is the project I am sharing with you today!
Last month I purchased this large hinged window pane for $20. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but it was too good of a deal to pass up.
I love white paint and was tempted to just clean this up and distress it but I envisioned this painted a Pottery Barn black. First step was stripping all this paint off which is never the most fun but to get the look I was going for it had to be done.
I used the Klean-Strip Stripper to strip off all the paint.
Once that was done I gave it a couple coats of black paint and hand sanded it. I just scraped all of the paint off that got on the glass with a small scraper. Taping all of that would’ve been very tedious and in my opinion it’s much easier to just scrape it off. No need to seal it since this would be up on the wall and not touched too often.
Here it is all finished and hung up! I envisioned this over a buffet table but because I don’t have a buffet table this was the next best place. Hanging this was not the most fun….. but 2 hours later Matt and I got it up. I thought it would only take 20 minutes….. Don’t home improvement projects just really bring two people together?? 🙂
I am so happy that I chose to paint it black even though it took a little more work.
Here’s a close-up of the window pane. See how that beautiful wood shows up in the areas I distressed? That is the look I was going for and that’s why I had to strip off the white paint.
Go HERE to see the black Pottery Barn finish I’m talking about.
Matt told me we are never moving this window pane but I already have a buffet table picked out and I think this would look great over it in the future…… 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope ya’ all have a great weekend!