Monday, August 16, 2010

Window Bulletin Board

I've had this old window around forever, figuring it would find a home somewhere, perhaps in a re-fashioned state. Well, my daughter was heading off to college, and we'd been struggling with what kind of bulletin board we should buy. Hanging stuff on college dorm walls alone is a feat unto itself since we're limited by the dorm restrictions. Then when she spied this window leaning in a dusty corner of the garage, a light bulb went off in both our heads.

So I gave it a good cleaning. All the glass was intact but one piece; no biggee. I covered the back of the 7 pieces of glass with scrapbook paper. Then in three of the panes I glued (to the front of the glass) a piece of foam core covered in corkboard (which I wrapped around the foam core so the edges are finished). For the pane with no glass, I screwed in eye hooks on the reverse of the frame, ran string across, and clipped on a miniature clothespin for hanging notes and memorabilia.

To take the craft factor to the next level, I made pushpins using vintage earrings.



4 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love it! I think I have a couple of old windows hanging around. I may have to give it a try. Jackie

Molly Hargather said...

this is pretty darn adorable!

Christine said...

Has she called?
Thinking about you.
Ever since your "telapathic" post, I've been trying to get ahold of my son.
Turns out he dropped his phone in the water where he was working. Hummmmm...

Jerusalem said...

oh I love that! brilliant!

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