Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh, the places you'll go!

A few weeks ago I wrote about a great trip to my local Habitat ReStore. I spent $6 that day...$1 on this fabulous project. Here's where the other $5 went:


Yes, It's an old window. I love going to this ReStore. They know me by now, but every now and then an unfamiliar face will help me. That's what happened on this day. When I asked how much the antique window was he replied, "$75"...ok I thought, we'll see. I found my familiar face and asked him. You guessed it, $5. The window was great! It took me a few minutes to clean it up, give it a quick coat of paint, and screw a few brackets in the back. This is what I did with it:




It's a map I cut out of a piece of cork for us to pin all the places we've traveled. The Smurfs and Mr. T love it! I found the inspiration for this on my most favorite site, Pinterest, and tracked it back to Carmen at Life Blessons. It's awesome!!

Rachel :)





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4 comments:

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I always want to buy an antique window but they are so expensive! You got an awesome deal! I love your idea of pinning all of the places you have traveled. That makes for a really neat personalized piece of art.

radhika said...

great project!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This is awesome, I have pinned it, and I am your newest follower. I will absolutely be looking for a window of my own! I would love if you would share this project at my Savvy HomeMade party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/07/28/savvy-homemade-monday-party-1/