One of my favorite things I won at the Decor Swap was an antique window. Here’s a quick peak at what I have done with it. Some of these pictures are with my phone so bear with me…
I almost forgot to take a before picture. You can see it was originally brown and I painted it slightly off-white.
Next I sanded the edges…
and the super cool hardware…
Then I picked up a can of glass spray paint. This puppy was hard to find- I ended up finding it at Joann’s and it wasn’t cheap. Fifteen bucks a can. Wha-hut??? It’s a tiny six ounces too.
This stuff emits super fumes. Wear a mask. Unlike me.
Plan on spraying many many many thin coats. I think I ended up spraying six. I would have done more, but the can was out and I wasn’t splurging more bucks on this project.
Here’s what it looked like after the first coat of paint:
I think this was the fourth coat. I can’t remember because I wasn’t wearing a mask.
One more tip- make sure your project is LEVEL. Mine was not, I forgot about the hardware on the front and the paint floated a bit as you can see below. No worries, it seemed to disappear with more layers of paint.
Lastly I added some hardware so it could open and close. The hinges are large but I had them on hand so cheap it is.
I installed the mirror in the mud room where our power box is located.
See how it opens and then hides the box? I know, I know. So clever. See that little white paper on the door of the box? That’s the phone number for the power company in case the power ever goes out. Man I am winning the clever points today!
That’s if folks! The mud room is officially DONE and I will be posting (hopefully better) pictures tomorrow.