Sunday, March 21, 2010

SYTYCD Week 4- Vintage Window Sign

First I would like to say congrats to Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors for winning last week. She's one of my favorite bloggers, very talented, and sweet too. I would also like to thank everyone that voted for me, I'm extremely grateful and happy for coming in second to Miss Donna.

Each week we are allowed to interpret our themes and for this week's white theme I wanted to add just a hint of my favorite color to the mix.

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The vintage sign was made using this window I found at a garage sale for a $1.00. 

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I came up with the design and had my local copy center blow it up to the size I needed and because I wanted a black and white image it only cost 1.50 for the copy.
 I applied Mod Podge medium to the backside of the glass, the same type of technique you would use if you were decoupaging a glass plate.
I smoothed out the bubbles, trimmed it to size and added a different handle to tie in with the black in the print.

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I love how it turned out and love even more that it only cost $2.50 to make.
Please don't forget to vote for your favorite Here

49 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant $2.50 project! Beautiful, Trixie!! Thanks for explaining the process. Otherwise, I would have had no idea how you did it! So creative!!

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  2. LOVE it!!! I want to make a window like that! Where did you get the graphic???

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  3. Oh, I just love it so much! And the price, wow, I bet you wouldn't see that for less than $60 in a store. You did such a great job.

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  4. Trixie,
    Love this project and the cost is amazing. I can't wait to see what else you create for SYTYCD.

    I would love for you to stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway

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  5. So simple, Trixie, but what a great outcome! I love this!

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  6. So simple but so gorgeous Trixie, I love it!! I love the little handle. Good luck for this week's round, I am off to vote for your gorgeous window sign ~ Tina x

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  7. Oh Trixie, you are good! I love what you did with that window. I would never have thought of that. Love your little corner there. Smiles, Marla

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  8. Love it! I am a huge fan of old windows!

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful. You are so talented.

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  10. I really like this! Such a great idea,thanks for sharing.

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  11. Luv your $1.00 window...looks outstanding! Congrats on 2nd place:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. That's a big impact for so little money!

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  13. WOW. Your sign is AMAZING Trixie! I'm so grateful you explained the steps as I'd love to try this! The black handle is the perfect PERFECT little touch.

    Truly a winner in my book. :) Just, so beautiful.

    Thanks for the sweet words, btw. Back atcha. ;)

    Donna

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  14. $2.50.....

    shocking. you did a fantastic job with a bit of something new and something old. you really are an expert at what you do.

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  15. I found a window just like this in my garage recently! I'm so excited to turn it into SOMETHING...

    Kelly

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  16. Oh My goodness, i love that, I have this vintage piece of framed glass that sat on an old duncan phyffe table- I am Totally going to do that this week-Just have to think of image?? Thanks for sharing that great idea..My fav. at the moment..
    I am absalutely clicking that follower button- can't wait to see what is next.
    Thanks
    Karryann (Gracefully Vintage)

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  17. I just love this look.
    The window turned out so nice.

    I am just drawn to that little seating area. So welcoming.
    Love it

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  18. I love your "window treatment"! It is gorgeous! Of course I voted for you. :)

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  19. Fabulous!! Love what you did with the window.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. Another amazing idea Miss Trixie! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You always get my vote!

    Blessings, Love and Monday Sunshine, Terri

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  21. I'm really not sure where I got the frame graphic. I made up the text and the flowers are cropped from other images.
    I believe http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ has some of the best free images. I have found many great images on her site.

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  22. Another wonderful creation. LOVE THIS - I'm off to vote!
    Zuzu

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  23. WoW!!! Excellent!!! I love your decor so much.

    Blessings,
    Diana

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  24. I love what you did with that little corner. The sign is beyond gorgeous and the table is so perfect with the chair and accesories. I voted for you, your little vignette really spoke to my heart. glad to see you are still in the running! Hugs, Cindy S.

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  25. Ooh, I love it! Great project, good luck in the competition!

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  26. Trixie, this window is lovely. I love the print you used. I have so much trouble getting the bubbles out when I mod podge. What is your trick?
    Sherry

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  27. Hi Trixie...what a great idea. You always do the neatest things and I just love your style. I live in an old farmhouse and would love to do something like this with a farm sign or old feed sack....something. Thanks for the inspiration....and I love your colors too!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    PS we are remodeling our house and I'm actually using turquoise on our upstairs because you inspired me with your use of it!

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  28. OOOOHHHHHH You are so creative. I totally love that piece. THANK YOU for telling us how to make it. How sweet of you:)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  29. What a wonderful surprise to have found your blog - the colors I decorate and dream with! I'll be returning, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

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  30. I love every single thing about it! LOVE It!!

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  31. Ok...I can not even tell you how much I LOVE THIS! LOVE LOVE and might I say LOVE!!!!
    ~Bridgette

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  32. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm a total "reuse it" junkie, and I've had a great time perusing your creativity. I'll be back!

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  33. This is really gorgeous, Trixie! Oh, I wish we had yard sales here in Germany, too! Just 1 $ for that old window? Incredible! You are so very talented!

    I can't wait to post our two Paris pillows on my blog this week-end!

    Best wishes, Anita

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  34. I really like this! What a great way to make an old window interesting....and it's cheap too!

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  35. really really LOVE this vintage window sign, I am going to see if I can make one too from my own collection of windows sitting against the side of the house!

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  36. This is wonderful
    Great that you can come up with your own designs.
    I'm always searching the net to find ones i like. Of course they are never just quite 'it'.

    blessings

    barbara jean

    PS Great deal on the window!

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  37. Hello Trixie - oh my goodness, I'm embarrassed to say that I have a bunch of old windows stacked up against the side of my house just waiting for some ideas (including a huge one on my dining room wall I don't know what to do with)! I inherited them from a dear friend who had her entire home redone. Thank you for this GREAT idea! And what a sweet deal for the copy!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  38. Please see my blog for a mention and a link xx Gypsy Purple

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  39. This is such a great idea, love the image, thanks for the inspiration.
    Debra

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  40. Wow, that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the link to graphicsfairy--definitely have to check it out!

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  41. That is so unique and clever! I just love it. My question is where do you find the design? What do you search for?

    Thanks for sharing!
    athomeamy1@windstream.net

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  42. This vignette is so elegant - I have been collecting images which catch my eye so that I can finally identify my true style. Many images on your site fit the bill. Wonderful!

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  43. Well this made me SMILE! I LOVE signs...and have only just begun to make them.
    Too shy to post anything on my site just yet...but I WILL.
    I am going to do this.
    I have several old windows just waiting to be a sign.
    Thank you sharing this one with us :)-
    Suzy

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