Hello all! Hope you’re all doing well. If you’re from my neck of the woods, you’re getting ready to hibernate for the next couple days, something about a massive blizzard coming our way…:)
I wanted to tackle one of the projects from my 2016 Goals List. So I picked the Ugly Window project. I have been trying to come up with a way to ‘banish’ this window since I moved in. It’s incredibly dated – 1986 to be exact. You can see the picture of the window in my Goals post. Eww. I can’t paint the cross beams because they are in between the panes of glass. So not convenient for someone who wants to change everything.
Then I got the crazy (or not) idea to cover it with a big painting!
I had a painting from years ago that I did, but didn’t like anymore. It was super basic. I hand painted big grey chevron stripes (like I said, basic). Then I painted over it again, but didn’t like the outcome. Another coat of white paint went on. But, third time’s the charm. I went easy to avoid another repaint, and went the abstract route. I used the Modern Master’s Pale Gold paint I got from Haven. This is the second time I’ve used this paint for DIY decor projects. Check out my Greek Key table here.
To avoid seeing the cross beams through the canvas, I put 4 sheets of white paster board behind the canvas. They’re literally slide between the wood from and the back side of the canvas. I used a little scotch tape to keep the upper pieces in place. The poster board will also help keep the paint from fading.
Best part – the project was FREE! I shopped my own house for supplies, and still managed to check off one of my big tasks for the year. Double win!
I really like how it turned out. It doesn’t look like I’m trying to cover anything. The painting looks like it’s just hanging on a big empty wall. And it ‘ups’ the style factor for the room with that ugly window being out of sight. 😉
Onto the next project! I hope the next one is also free 😉 I hope this got you thinking about your own home and what you already have in your house that you can use to solve a design problem, or make you fall in love with a space a little more.