DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils
For ages I have been a collector of rusty, crusty old stuff. Including wonderful doors that I use all over our home. But this huge, heavy old window has eluded my creative self, and lived in our junk pile for ages. What to do with it? One day I noticed that, turned on its side, it was the same horizontal shape as the bead board headboard in our guest bedroom. A quick measure provided that I could paint it the same Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black color, add a Moroccan-inspired stencil pattern, and mount it on top.
Little did I know that this simple project would take a couple of hours to paint and stencil but require extra prep! When I moved the window to bring it into my studio, all of the glazing on one side crumbled and fell off. Ugh. Hubby Steve then taught me how to scrape it all down and apply new glazing. Not so terrible, except when I learned that the glazing can take weeks to cure. Undaunted, I did it. Then I painted the window Fusion Mineral Paint color Coal Black, then stenciled using one of the whites, Picket Fence and with Muddaritaville Studio’s Chloe Glass Tile design.
Your window may be in better shape than mine. If not, rest assured this is an easy project. You probably don’t have a bead board headboard like I have to start off, so just paint and stencil the window and hang it as is.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN!
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Large old window with all panes intact
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Stencil brushes, paper towels, rags, glass cleaner, painters tape, scrap clean paper, ruler, pencil, blade, metal ruler, putty knife, DAP 33 Window Glazing (if required), drill, 3″ screws
PREP YOUR OLD WINDOW
Clean the window well.
If you need to reglaze, scrape off all of the loose glazing. Use a window glazing product like DAP 33 and follow the directions on the container. With a putty knife spread the product across the glass and window pane. Remove the excess and let cure as long as it takes. Ours needed about 10 days.
Tape off the panes on both sides and paint with Coal Black Fusion Mineral Paint. Let dry.
Measure the size of the window panes. Find the center of the stencil in both directions, and pencil in the dimensions of the panes. Carefully cut out on a cutting surface using a sharp knife and metal ruler.
Lay the stencil inside a pane. There is no need to tape. With one hand, hold the stencil in place. Dip just the tips of the stencil brush into the Picket Fence color paint. Off load the excess paint onto paper towels or a paper plate. Gently tap the loaded brush onto the pattern. I decided not to use the tiny partial design around the edges. I held a piece of printer paper up against the sides of the surface while I stenciled to avoid having to tape or touch up. I expected to do two coats of paint, but discovered one was enough.
To install, we used 3″ screws on the four edges and one a the center top. You may need to check to see where your studs are first and attache the screws there.
This is a fave spot for our three kitties to snooze. I’m sure they will approve of the new look.
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