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Guest Project — Vintage Window Wall Decor

Hi there, Tatertots and Jello readers!

My name is Linda with burlap+blue, and I have an Etsy shop of the same name. 
I create vintage-inspired goods for your home and family, such as…
Today, I want to share a couple of ideas with you for transforming salvaged window panes into something useful and beautiful for your home. I love the charm and inherent character in anything salvaged…and I also love when I can take something I bought inexpensively and turn it into something worth much more. And window panes are popping up everywhere in home decor lately.

When I was given a few of these beauties from a friend,

I knew I could make something fabulous out of them.

So I gathered some basic crafting supplies —
(paint, scrapbook and wrapping paper, hot glue) and got to work!
What were my final results? Glad you asked….
This frame was repurposed as a coat hook for our foyer. 
  • The paper backing is a black and white damask wrapping paper from Michaels, and the hooks are basic hooks from Lowes that I hot glued to the painted frame.
  • This project was easy, fast, and high-impact…exactly what I look for in any decor project!
  • This window pane was created in much the same way as the first, but this time I utilized scrapbook paper instead of wrapping paper.
  • It is hanging over our guest bedroom bed in place of a headboard and is the first thing guests comment on upon entering that room.
The steps are fairly simple, and depend on the shape and lines of your window frame. 

  1.  For mine, I first primed and painted each window frame
  2. And distressed the second one.
  3. I used tape to adhere my paper to the back of the frame, and hot glue for the hooks.
  4. After that, just hang securely and admire your work!
I just love how I got two completely different looks from exactly the same window panes…and I love that I was able to take something that just needed a bit of TLC, and turn it into something fabulous that I love having in my home.
Thank you for allowing me to guest post here today and spend a few minutes with you all! Please check out my blogfor other tutorials, home decor inspiration, giveaways and more!You can also find me on twitter and facebook

Thanks Linda!
Those windows are just amazing – I love them!
Be sure to check out Burlap & Blue
You will be so inspired. Here are a few other fabulous projects that Linda has made —
{Stamped Plate}
{Pennant Art}
{How adorable are these Chalkboard Pedestals — L.O.V.E!}
{Sweet Ruffled Burlap Ottoman Cover}
{Tablecloth Drop Cloth Curtains}  http://i2.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_UuGUYEPeAW8/TAQZ8T2ossI/AAAAAAAAATU/J8WpD9MuG7g/s1600/DSC08004.JPG?resize=419%2C559

{Coastal Wreath}


 {Jewelry Wall Decor}

I could go on and on. 

Plus, Linda has great decorating posts and etsy finds.
Go over and see for yourself how fabulous Burlap +Blue is!


  1. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says:

    Oh Jen – I can't wait to see more! I love the idea of adding the stencil in the B&B – fabulous! Fantastic job – the pattern is gorgeous. ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. Those are some really cute projects! What great ideas!

  3. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love love love that chalkboard pedestal! I am putting that on my crafty to do list for sure!

  4. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I love "meeting" new people through Jen…love the frames!

  5. LOVE,LOVE,L…O…V…E!!!!! :)
    I am going to go look at Burlap & Blue RIGHT NOW!

  6. burlap+blue says:

    Thank you so much for having me and featuring this project, Jen!! I've already met some of your readers through their visits to my blog and I have to say that they are the best!! xo

  7. mrssherbert says:

    Love them all! Now I need to find a cute window! Rgg… one more thing on my list!

  8. Oh my! I love the coat rack. I just saw a window at a thrift store and left without buying it. I'm going back!! Thanks for the idea :)

  9. Oh my! I love the coat rack. I just saw a window at a thrift store and left without buying it. I'm going back!! Thanks for the idea :)

  10. too Blessed to Stress says:

    L.O.V.E. the ottoman cover! so swooning right now :)

    ~Emily N. from " too Blessed to Stress"

  11. Wow!! There is so much to LOVE in the post above!!

  12. Aaron [air] says:

    loved this. I have done some of these very same projects & love them. I have a fun kitchen menu board made out of an old window, would you want to see it?

  13. Just popping by to let you know you won an award on my blog!


  14. Thanks. I'll definitely be looking at all the blogs for neat Silhouette project ideas.

    I still don't see the white behind the text from here even though it loads quickly and says that it's done, but now I think it might just be me because when I open the page in Mozilla Firefox, it's right.

  15. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Great project! And a great post!!