After making my last window into picture frame that is now in our dining room, see that post here. I have wanted to make second one to put above our bed. I re-purposed an old window frame into the picture frame and also added a vinyl wall decal of a saying that is special to us “Always Kiss Me Goodnight”.
This project was a long time in the making. After being on the lookout for a window for what feels like forever, I finally came across this one at the Woodstock Market for $5.
The first step was to remove the hardware, clean it, and sand it to smooth out the rough areas and get it ready to paint.
After sanding, I taped off the glass using painters tape to prevent making a mess on the glass.
To paint the frame I used Behr Ultra Natural Almond paint. I applied two coats allowing to dry thoroughly between coats.
After applying the stain and allowing some dry time I removed the painters tape and used a paint scraper blade to clean the glass of any paint that leaked under the tape.
For the picture I ended up using an engineer print from Staples. It was only $4 for a 24 x 36″ print. Comparing that to $20+ for an actual photo print. The only difference is the engineer print is on regular paper thickness and the print is not quite as sharp as a photo print would be. This was no problem for me since I was planning on doing a black and white to start and the picture is secured to the back of the window so the paper thickness was not a problem. The engineering print was longer than the window, so I centered the photo to trim the extra width and secured the print with scrapbook tape.
The wall decal was made on my new Cricut Explore that I got for my birthday!! I absolutely love my Cricut.
I created the print on the Cricut Design Space, printed on the vinyl. After removing the extra vinyl, I used transfer tape and applied to the wall for the finished look!
I am almost done in the master bedroom, but not quite. I still have to finish our new nightstands and paint the nightstand lamps! That post to come once completed.