Remember this project that I was kind of proud of? Turns out, I hated it from the very second it was photographed. Maybe even before that. But, like most projects, I needed to get it out of my system, let it reside in my heart that I did, in fact, hate it, and then develop a plan for something I liked better.
The frame is tiny (narrow and unimpresive), and it somehow drew a parallel in my brain to this:
I don’t know. Just go with it. I don’t know how these brain-things work.
Anyway, I hated it. And when we were cleaning out some more things in the attic, I remembered this window. Its traveled the world with me. And when I say “world”, I mean Virginia Beach> Richmond> Texas> Virginia Beach. So.
It actually used to be part of an old door and a friend cut it out for me, thinking that I could find a use for it. This friend now lives in South Africa with his family. I just wanted to say that because it makes me sound cool to have friends that live in South Africa.
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to use some chicken wire in a project (is that weird?), so I had to first bust out all of the glass panels. Here’s where captain safety comes in:
- Make sure you spread something out underneath the glass before you get to busting. You definitely don’t want little bits of glass running around, hurting tiny feets (like dog feets).
- For crying out loud, wear gloves and safety glasses. This should be self-explanatory, but sometimes isn’t.
- Take your time. Don’t get all hulk-y on the glass all at once. Just a slight tap will break the pane, and reduce the chances for you to spray glass all over everything.
So, once I broke out all the glass, I had to be extra careful and make sure I got any remaining pieces out of the groove that once held the panel in place. (Needlenose pliers worked just fine for that.) Then I laid it on the ground and cut a piece of chicken wire to size with some heavy duty metal snips. (These snips have proved to be so worth it. I’d totally recommend them.)
And when I say “chicken wire”, I apparently mean “poultry fencing.” When the heck did chicken wire become P.C.?
Anyway. Get that all stapled in to place. I used a lot of staples, because #YOLO.
Add some picture hanging doohinkeys to the back of the frame, throw it up on the wall, and viola! ART!
Also, yes, that is a brooch that says “TEXAS” in rhinestones.
Also, I won those vintage valentines from a contest that Beth at Unskinny Boppy hosted… BECAUSE SHE’S AWESOME.Linking up with : The Dedicated House, House on the Way. Upcycled Treasures, DIY Showoff, Remodelaholic, Carrie This Home, Time to Sparkle, Creativity Unleased.