This is another window frame conversion. However, I added different details to this one. I started with just the window frame (it came with the glass) and went from there.
Okay, so here's how I did it!
- Window Frame w/glass
- Crackle Paint
- Country White Acrylic Paint
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Raw wood shelf
- (3) Longer Nails/Hammer
- (2) Screws
- Screw Driver
- Wall Decals (Optional)
- Hot Glue Gun and glue
- If the frame you chose already has a dark stain or dark color paint, you do not need to paint it again. Just take your Crackle Paint and brush on a nice layer in one even direction. Let it get tacky. Do NOT let it dry.
- Using your Country White paint, brush on a nice thick layer. Within a minute or two you will start to see it crack! You can speed this process along using a hairdryer, as well.
- Using the same brush you used for the white paint, start painting your raw wood shelf brown.
- Sand both the shelf and window frame along the edges and even more so on the corners.
- Flip your frame over and screw in your screws. (One on the top of each corner for hanging.)
- Cut enough twine to fold over 4 times and tie a loop on each end. Apply to screws.
- On your shelf, hammer in 3 nails. Make sure they are long and sturdy enough for keys (or whatever you think you will be hanging from them).
- Now apply a nice thick layer of hot glue to the back of your shelf and press onto the bottom of the frame.
- Finally, apply your decals to the windows. I used Designer Wall Accents in "Swirly Branches".
HANG HER UP! :)
**I kind of forgot to take a before shot, so here is the back of the frame after I had already finished it.
Close up of the crackle effect... Cool, right?!
This is a shot of it without the decals. It looks great either way!
I hope you love creating your aged frame/shelf as much as I did!!