Make a window 101...

I love old windows...church windows are my favorite. I have searched the planet for an old one but have yet to find one that I could afford without having to sell a child. {Insert Motto} If you cant find it to buy it...fake it and make it! So that's just what I did!
I drew a rough drawing...very rough!Used some of the best brown paper ever known to mankind for a pattern.I cut  my outline of the window. Remember you can always fold your pattern in half so your sides match up perfect.I then folded each side over again .Your window should have three lines like this.I then started to draw in my lines.It's starting to look like a window...right?How about now?Ok...good! Now I looked for some scrap wood and that isnt hard around here. I cut out my window and when I got to the center parts I drilled a hole so my saw could fit...I know it looks a bit shabby now but with some paint and a good sanding you would swear it's 100 years old.Here comes my favorite part. Shopping the house for a perfect spot. Over the village?
Next to a Wise man?

On the mantel?

Over the tub....just right~

59 comments:

  1. Susie ~ I just LOVE your blog! You are so creative! From one Louisiana girl to another, keep the great ideas coming!

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. It is so gorgeous!! I love it!! Spectacular!!

    Ruth

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  3. I like this. You never cease to amaze me. Even in the midst of the holidays you are dreaming up cool stuff.

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  4. Awwwww.....Susie I LOOOOOVE it. Great job. Very cute all year around. Where do you get all this talent from. I can't even draw a stick person...HA!

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  5. Hello Susie; Wow you did an amazing job on your window... I love how it turned out... you come up the best ideas...

    Have a great week

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  6. I wish you were here. I'd hug you. You're lovely.

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  7. you did it!!! it looks wonderful, no one would ever know

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  8. Very good! It looks great above the tub. It's amazing what a little drawing and a scrap of wood will make!

    Nancy

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  9. you are brilliant...i love this. it looks beautifu

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  10. Great idea - looks good no matter where you put it.

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  11. Susie - that's so fabulous! :) Check you out, girl. Makin' 100 year old windows. Nice work!

    XO,
    Jacci

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  12. AWESOME!!!!

    thanks!! your awesome!

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  13. Awesome idea. This would be lovely painted white and distressed, in front of a piece of mirror that was cut to it's shape. Or you could make it a picture frame!

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  14. AWESOME! I wanna make one of these!

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  15. I want one! I want one!! I share this passion of yours. Have you seen the icon on my blog? The little symbol that appears by my blog address?? It's a church window! Oh, Susie. . . WOW!

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  16. great idea! love it! xo

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  17. This looks awesome - you are truly talented and amazing.

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  18. THis is a great idea! I know a few good places this could sit in my home!!! ;) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. You use power tools! You rock!!!

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  20. Hey--I haven't been over for a while and wanted to stop by and say howdy ho--
    I love your window project, it looks great--as always you woodworking Queen.
    I just subscribed-please come over and subscribe Google has lost hundreds of my subscriptions and people are e-mailing me telling me they have not received my info in weeks in their reader-some are getting it. Google confirmed that there are glitches in the Follower button.

    Thanks
    Cheri

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  21. I have that same "by the tub" place that I need to fill in my house - I think I'm going to have to copy your idea. :-)

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  22. Susie,
    This is awesome!!

    Who would have thought it was just a piece of old wood.
    thanks for passing that idea along.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  23. You are so creative and quite handy with your saw. I love how it turned out, what a fun post!

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  24. Susie
    You are among the very most talented of bloggers!!
    Wonderful!!

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  25. very impressive! It looks great

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  26. Susie,

    That is just the coolest thing! It never ceases to amaze me at how inventive you are! I am beginning to be "inspired" to give a few things a try...after Christmas, of course. Who has time for extra fun right now?

    My daughter, Sarah is expecting her first miracle baby (IVF) in July. Soon we will be decorating a nursery with a vintage theme. We can find a lot of creative ideas here! And, we will be checking out your Etsy items! Love, love, love your style!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

    Have a blessed Christmas!

    Sandra

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  27. So very clever! What a great project! :)
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  28. love it you alway amaze me. I've been stalking for awhile and this one made me finally leave a message

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  29. i agree with you...old church windows are the best! but out of my budget. i am sure i can find a piece of plywood out of my dad's pile. i will be doing this of sure! thanks!

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  30. Ah Susie...you never cease to amaze! Lovely.

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  31. I have been wanting to do this with sticks forever! Love yours. It's perfect.

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  32. Hey Susie,, as always you've done it again,, i love it, and you make it look so simple. I've always known how to improvise and make do with what I had but bloggers like you sure make it a lot more fun with the cool ideas you share. Thanks,, Happy Holidays

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  33. How cute would three hinged together and backed with something pretty, be as a fireplace screen?! I love this window idea. I think people are going to start getting suspicious that my house looks eerily like yours... :)

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  34. Absolutely LOVE this idea and so gonna copy it :)! Always enjoy lurking around your blog. Keep up the great work.

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  35. that is just darling!!! I love old windows. You are so creative and inspiring.

    And I just have to confess that I fell in LOVE with your names of God sign and because I am watching every penny this holiday season, I wasn't able to buy yours, but I made one myself. It turned out really sweet, and I changed a couple of words to include Emmanuel and Prince of Peace. My husband loves it too! Thank you for the wonderful idea!!

    Blessings,
    LMM

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  36. Wow nice creation. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Are you kidding me? You make it look so simple, but it would take me months just to draw it out on the paper! It's so gorgeous!

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  38. Girl, you are too much! I love it!! :)

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  39. Love it and I gotta have it!!!

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  40. Your creativity always amazes me! Looks great!!

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  41. gorgeous! I'm impressed! It looks beautiful!
    gail

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  42. found you through lindsay... have spent all afternoon looking around. Just became a follower.
    love your work!
    gail

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  43. You really are too dang smart for your own good!

    I was thinking as I was reading this that if you made two "frames" one a little smaller than the other. Smoothed the edged down really well and layered them over each other. It would be really 3D like a lot of the old windows are... Hmmmmmm.....

    Again, Love it and love you!

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  44. Amazing! You are so talented and it will look great when you get it sanded and painted.

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  45. This is just fabulous. You think of some wonderful things and then you get them done. Love it!

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  46. This totally ROCKS! I love it! I want one. LOL

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  47. This is a great idea! I think I need to face my fear of power tools!

    Sharyl @Thelittlebrownhouse.us

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  48. Susie, what a great, great job!!!!! you are amazing my dear!!!!!
    cariños
    maria cecilia

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  49. This is just blowing my mind all over the place! MAGNIFICENT....

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  50. Wow, this is amazing! I'm so, so impressed, it looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing the details, I'll be linking.

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  51. Susie Harris, you continue to amaze me.

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