Thursday, July 7, 2011

Old Window to Outdoor Wall Art

Last week I shared a little sneak peak of our in progress patio makeover which included our outdoor toy organizer and a cute {but way too plain} window. I started with an old window {that had previous hung on the wall in the master bedroom} and I added some yellow and white fabric to the glass using spray adhesive and clear polyurethane.
The color was perfect and it added a little whimsy to the patio, but it was just too plain. So I decided to add a vinyl quote and some cute pennants!
I used my Silhouette to cut out a few pennant shapes from a scrap of leftover outdoor fabric.
 I added a line of hot glue to the back of each pennant...
 ...and then stuck them onto a piece of twine.
I used my Silhouette to cut out a quote on premium vinyl so that it would last outside in the elements {I used the same vinyl on the galvanized buckets too}. I decided on the quote "You are my sunshine" because I thought it went well with the sunshine-y yellow color of the chevron fabric:)
To finish up the project, I added the pennants to the window using a few thumbtacks, making sure that they didn't hang low enough to cover up the vinyl lettering.
The boys and I are heading to the hardware store this morning to pick up the last {hopefully} few things I need to put the finishing touches on the patio. If all goes well {meaning if I can manage to work the drill by myself} I should have some pictures of the completely project to share tomorrow.
Go HERE to see the completed patio makeover.
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28 comments:

Paula said...

Looks great! Your window art really jazzes up a plain brick wall.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

You spiffed it up! I love the no-sew pennant.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Very cute with the banner!!! Love it :)

Kelli said...

That is just perfect!!! I love the idea of adding a banner. Can't wait to see everyone once it's all done. Be careful with that drill :)

Angie said...

Very cute!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Soooooooo cute! Love the addition of the words and the pennants. Really makes it pop!

Emma said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea!

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

Omg even cuter!!

Darcie said...

It keeps getting bettter and better! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE! It looks amazing, Kelli. Can't wait to see the big reveal. :)

Jennifer said...

I love that song. I used to sing it will my oldest son when he was little. Looks great! And thanks for stoppping by.

Jen
www.dishesandsocks.com

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Kelli, this looks amazing!!
The little pennant banner just puts it over the top!!!!

Carrie said...

It's perfect! What a great spot to play...I love it! You have been busy! :-)

Lula said...

love it! send some creativity vibes over here!

Kmama said...

That is so cute!! I love it with the quote and the pennants.

Erin said...

Vinyl with a cutting machine is my new best friend! The possibilities are really endless. And the outdoor fabric you used is really pretty! :)

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Evie said...

Very cute! I love seeing all the things people do with old windows!

Thanks for stopping by Brown Paper Packages too! : )

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Love this!! You did a fantastic job!

~The Bargain Babe said...

So cute! I love the added little garland. :)

Saw you at Serenity Now!

carissa said...

gasp!!! love, love love this. it's my favorite thing you've ever made. the bunting makes it perfect.

Ty and Whitty said...

BEAUTIFUL with capital everything. I love old windows and this is the cutest project i have seen with them. Great job. I also pinned it :) I am sure you will be featured on my pinterest loves one of these coming weeks so keep your eyes open. :) Come and say hi and follow back

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sabrina said...

I just ran across your blog today and noticed you were from mississippi. I am from Morton, MS! I have been looking for someone who sold vinyl letters and polkadots around our area. Do you sell them ?? I have been thinking about getting a machine to do mine, but didn't know how to get started nor what machine to buy. Any advice???

Jessica said...

How cute! Great idea to use metal buckets for the toys, I could use a spot like this on my patio. Visiting from Serenity Now.

Simply Domestic said...

Super cute! Love the fabric and banner!

Amanda said...

What a great idea! I love the bucket idea! I want to go to lowes tomorrow and make some for all our outdoor toys!

Rachel said...

I adore this! And I am totally thinking about trying to copy you... that's a compliment, right? :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Where do you come up with all these great ideas. Love it. Never would have thought to put vinyl on the outside of the window.

April said...

This is just adorable! Pinned you for later!!

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