Good Monday morning to you! It’s a big week ahead with cooking and cleaning and hostessing and days off of work and kids home from school (eek!) and enormous amounts of calorie laden food sitting about. Aghhh don’t you just love the holidays? I most emphatically do. This will be a short week on the blog, because I plan to…A.) watch Christmas movies by a crackling fire, and make marshmallow snowman and blanket forts with the girlies and B.) make good use of the mister being off work to knock out some of our long list of home related projects. Fun!
So, before I swing off to the hardware store to visit my favorite paint mixing lady…let me share this fabulous little project you can do with an old window. Old windows are very easy to come by at flee markets, salvage yards, Habitat for Humanity Restores, and Craigslist. I paid $5 for this one.
My next purchase was some looking glass spray paint from Hobby Lobby. Now, to be accurate, this stuff is not super cheap. It runs about$12 for a can…but, using their handy little %40 off coupon it’s too bad! I used about a can and a half for this window. (Just buy one can on one day, and another the next day…because if you are like me, you go there pretty much daily. Sad, but true.)
Make sure to clean the glass really well, and spray the looking glass spray on the back of the glass. It makes a reflective surface that is not quite as clear as a regular mirror. I think it fits with an old window though, it’s not supposed to look shiny new after all.
I did this a year or two back, and it’s been one of the handiest projects I ever did! Up until now, the window has always been perched on my mantle as nice backdrop for whatever else is on it. I like to have mirrors here and there to bounce light around.
Very recently though, I found a new job for my old window turned mirror…
It’s now hanging above the blue dresser I repainted a few weeks ago in my freshly renovated guest room. It feels right at home there, I can just tell. It catches the light from the window and throws it back into the room. Love it! You just can’t beat a sturdy old piece of house salvage…what could possibly be more fitting to mix with some rusty old horseshoes, shiny silver lamps, and a Queen Anne style dresser?? Why no, I don’t stretch decorating rules. at. all.
1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.