Upcycle Old Windows

Old windows have made a real come back, only not on your house, but in it. People are picking these things up like the latest diet craze. Lucky lucky me I have an aunt who generously gave me a few while remodeling a house. Here is what I did.

Looking Glass Painting.

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These windows had a mossy like film over the glass that really made it looked age to I cleaned only the backside of the glass.

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Using looking Glass paint, paint the BACK of the window. This type of paint looks dull from the side you paint but shiny and reflective on the opposite side.

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This is the back side of the window where the paint was applied

Because I kept the front side of my window filmy it doesn’t look AS mirror like but instead a little more aged. If you are using a regular or clean window they will appear more mirrored.

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To get the image, allow paint to dry on back. Simply use acrylic paints to paint design on the front. If you are not confident in free hand you can use a dry erase marker to get it right or place a picture behind the glass BEFORE you use the Looking Glass spray paint and trace onto the front.

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Make husband hang it. DONE! Total cost: $12.00 (Looking Glass Paint)

I used acrylic on the front of the glass, instead of applying it on back side before Glass paint. This was because acrylic is easy to wash off so I can change the quote or image as often as I choose. Great for Christmas time or if I change my room decor.

BONUS: An Easy Window Idea

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Old book pages behind glass then mount! Easier than talking smack about that girl you hated in high school!

This project cost a total of $0.00

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5 thoughts on “Upcycle Old Windows

  1. paula meyers

    Love it!!!!!

  2. Carol Woolen

    This is really pretty. It would look pretty free hanging on my covered patio.

    • I have a gorgeous window I’m going to faux stain glass and free hang…. if I ever find the time… sigh*…time

  3. Linda Lance

    I have a mirror that i want to make it look like a window frame how would i ade trim to the mirror and what would i use

    • I would use any trim from the hardware store, you could weather it and make look older, build a frame and with the window divider piece and attach with the same glue they use to attack mirrors to vanities and walls

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