Monday, August 24, 2009

monogrammed window

i had a space to fill on my dining room wall.

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remember this small vintage window? it was the perfect size.

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i sanded it a little. taped the window off with painters tape and a paper grocery bag.

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the window was a little too white for what i was going for. i love this heirloom white spray paint from Home Depot. it was the perfect color.

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i had this idea to put a monogram in the middle. i have a friend kara that does that vinyl that you see everywhere. the stuff is amazing! i emailed her and she made me this really cute birdie monogram and i just LOVE it!

here is her website if you are interested.

have you ever added vinyl to anything before? it is SO easy.

first center it in the middle and tape the very top with removable tape.

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use something with a straight edge like this scrapper or a credit card and press firmly all over your vinyl. this will make the vinyl stick to the top paper (the piece that looks like wax paper.)

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lift your vinyl up and remove the paper on the bottom.

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when it is removed place the vinyl back where it was centered. the tape will keep it nice and straight.

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use your straight edge once again and rub the whole vinyl. this will make the actual vinyl stick to the surface you want it.

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start with the corner and peal the wax paper off.

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it is as easy as that! you can get vinyl at craft stores or order it from people like my friend kara.

31 comments:

Ashley said...

So cute, I love the bird vinyl. Now to find an antique frame...

Lisa said...

Beautiful!!

Grace said...

Once again, a beautiful project! How many birdies do you have now?

{ L } said...

ohhh!!! I want one. That is beautiful!

Mango Mom said...

Love, Love, Love it! Your Ideas are awesome.

Jeanette said...

I love this! Got just the old window for it too!! Thanks for sharing.
sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Ter said...

Hi, I'm here from U-Create where this post was featured!

What a great idea! You know, I have this vinyl I bought several months ago. I've been wanting to put it up but I had to temporarily rearrange my living room, and I didn't want ot put it up til I was able to get the living room the way I want it to be. Then last week I had the thought to put it on the glass of a photo frame. then I can move it if it's not quite centred where I want it to be later. I haven't done that yet (no time - have a funeral and a wedding to attend this week, I feel like Hugh Grant all of a sudden lol) but this post just proves to me that my idea would be a good one! Thanks! Going to check out your blog and see what other goodies you have on here. :)

chelsea said...

"S" bird?

jlthomas said...

So cute! Can you come visit me in Omaha and help me decorate?!

pam said...

love it. Okay, so this might make you sad, but this is the first time I realized that both of our last names start with an S. . .Anyways, I keep stockpiling your ideas for when I can finally decorate the place :). I really love this one, by the way!

Kelly Munns said...

oooh good idea! i like that one. no, i love it. ps. what are you dooooing??

Kimmy said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Six in One Hand said...

That is sooo cute!!!
I just purchased some old windows last week.

This was great inspiration.

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I LOVE THAT! So charming. You inspire me :)

Traci said...

I really, really, really love this idea! I would love to do something like it at my house.
Thanks for sharing!
Traci

Angie said...

I am totally loving this project!!! I have to do one too!

Better After said...

Hi there! I wandered in from ASPTL. I love your window! You're super crafty! C'mon over and check out my blog, it's full of fun before & afters. :)

Gail said...

I love how you did this window!
I like doing projects with old windows!
I've never used vinyl before, probably cause I'm too cheap!
gail

christi said...

OMG I LOVE IT! I am going to try this once my busy season is over. thanks for the great idea!

mimi168888 said...

That is is pretty.... What a great idea...

Amy said...

I love it! Great job!

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Courtney said...

I'm having so much fun looking through all your tutorials. Love them!

Andrea said...

This is great! I am loving your blog and my head is spinning trying to decide what craft or project to try first. I think the tie onesies because I have a baby boy gift to make soon.
For this project I am in love with the monogram/bird design. Your friend does not sell vinyl anymore...any ideas on where I could get vinyl similar to this design? Thanks!!!

Mark said...

Tanya, you rock! That idea was amazing! It looks so nice. I have a broken window in my viagra online office here at NYC, so maybe I can something like that. Thank you for the idea.

Jonie Marie said...

I love this! It is exactly what I was wanting for my bedroom.

I am featuring your project tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and take a look and grab a featured button. (but only if you want to)

Jonie
easyascutandpaste.blogspot.com

mikel stron said...

what a beautiful colors and designs, seems to be like the campaign of Generic Viagra, which is a lovely and amazing collection..

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