Window of opportunity, turning old windows into something useful



Hello everyone I wanted to share what I go my hands on and that is some 100 year old windows. They are huge and beautiful, pain is chipping and the glass is kinda wavy when look through it they are wonderful!
So I am excited because I am going to feature them on my shop this week. I have painted the frame and distressed it and also have put chalkboard paint on the window so now they are really cool chalkboards.
I will be getting more some with the grids and some like these but I will be offering a customize your
window with either just painting the frame or adding the chalkboard paint or even adding a painting or design to it. I am excited about this because I have wanted to work with windows since I opened my shop.
Here are some examples of the one I painted with chalkboard paint.





As you can see I have it placed above my messy desk but I love it, I hope I am able to part with it:)
You can check out the chalkboard window here at my shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubbishLove

IF you are interested in one or have any questions please feel free to write me:)
Thanks everyone have a great day:)
Shana

Diy Looked Over Items that will Spruce up your home! For Almost NOTHING!!

These looked over items, I run across a lot of and most the time they are shoved away, I thought may this would inspire you guys if you have some of these items to do some diy home decor! Enjoy the list!!


Green Door Diy:
I have seen so many doors tossed into attics and basements, because they are replaced by new plastic or metal ones, Yuck! I would rather keep the wood door, but sometimes they need replaced because they just cant serve there purpose anymore, well here are some great ways to still keep those old doors around and looking great!

Chalk board door! 


Make your own, at home even if you didnt have it hung as a door on a frame you could prop it agianst the wall and still use it as a chalkboard for kiddos. Chalkboard paint is EXPENSIVE, so here is a homemade recipe too for making your own Chalkboard paint!
door-upcycle
 {YEA EXTRA TUTORIAL} MAKE YOUR OWN CHALKBOARD PAINT!!!
Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!), 1 tablespoon unsanded grout (this can be purchased at most hardware/home improvement stores, we got ours at Home Depot), mixing cup or bowl, spoon, paint brush and an object or board you plan to paint on.
1. Measure out your paint and grout. The unsanded grout is a fine powder so be sure to work in a well ventilated area.
2. Stir the grout into the paint until no lumps remain. 3. Paint your surface with your new custom chalkboard paint! The paint will begin to harden once it is mixed, so only mix what you need at one time as it won't store as well as other paints.
Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. To slate a chalkboard lightly rub chalk along the surface and then lightly rub it off.
Chalkboard 5
Back to doors..........
Love this one Coffee Table of doors
door-upcycle 
 Doors for your garden..Beautiful!
door-upcycle 
Door Shelves.....
door-upcycle 
Door couch...
door-upcycle 
 Door Headboard{one of my Favorites!}
door-upcycle 


Wooden Ladders
 These are another great item that is looked over and tossed to the side, if you can get your hands on one there are some great ways  up cycle some home decor!!





 These are so cute and so easy to do.....I hope you are inspired by them like I am !


Drawers 
  This is one I didnt really think about off the bat, but when I Saw some diy for this I was like DUH, why didnt I think of that....Drawers make great home decor!
 Make planters, wall art...So much fun stuff!


Old Windows
this is another Item I sometimes I find in the attics and basments of old house that would 
be perfect for some of these projects!
Reclaimed Window Coffee Table

 the secret to having it all is knowing you already do




I like the vintage fabric


Old windows and chalkboard love! 
Ok I hope that inspired you all to go out and find some stuff in your attics to up cycle! Let me know what you find I am always curious to see what everyone is up too!
Have a great Day!
<3-Shana

Cereal Boxes, Tp Rolls Cardboard Lots Of Cardboard DIY UPCYCLE TUTS!

Well Good Sunday Morning to everyone, I am suppose to be over at my desk working on my signs but I really wanted to Blog about this. The signs can wait.....I am huge procrastinator sometimes! I have been collecting TP Rolls, Cereal Boxes and boxes in general and We have had a influx on the paper product CARDBOARD! So, I have decided that some things need to be made out of all this cardboard before my room, looks like a UPS store. So Here are some Fabulous DIY Tutorials with cardboard! I hope everyone enjoys and once again if you have a request or a question please feel free to comment or follow me, I send out some cool goodies in my newsletter!


 Yeah!This is fun and Easy and doesn't look like a cereal box!
Okay Here's what you do...........
1.Grab an empty cereal box
2. trace and cut out two stars 
3.then score the stars from there tips to there indented parts
4. Push stars out by scores lines 
5 Push in by indented parts
AND WHA -LA! You have Star ....
Now you can Paint it any color you want! It would look great as a holiday accent or year round!!

TP Roll Wall Art
All you need is some Tp rolls and some Glue check out what kind of cool wall art you could be making!





 Start with Tp / Pt Rolls
Get cool Wall art!!

Check out this card board room!!

 
Instructions
  1. Cut the flaps from one end of each box.
  2. Stack the boxes. Some boxes, such as those from FedEx, have flaps that add thickness to the back of the box. To make your stack level, use scraps of cardboard as shims in between the front edges of the boxes.
  3. Seal the boxes together with packing tape.
  4. Cover the boxes with the wrapping paper.
  5. Line the raw edges at the front with the duct tape.



Vintage Monet necklace?

Well this isn't a Diy but I had to talk about this beautiful necklace I have for sale...Well I am not going to say where I got it but I absolutley love it and I am actually having a hard time parting with it, but for the mean time if I do I can make room for more interesting items, you see I can collect all day but  my space becomes very limited very fast, so I do have to part with most of my loves! This piece I currently dont know much about and would actully like to know more.....It is a monet goldtone necklace with layered chains.....




I have this listed on my Etsy store, but if anyone can give me more info about it that would be awesome!!
Thanks everyone have a great day!!

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