Friday, May 29, 2009

A window project

I took an old discarded window that was put in the trash, and painted some bright happy sunflowers on the glass panes.



Then I put some eye hooks on the top of the frame.


I hung it on the back screened-in porch, and when the sun shines in, it lights up with a warm glow of golden sunflowers.


A trash to treasure.

19 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Your new painted window looks so pretty hanging outside Donna...good work.

Ruth

Beverly said...

Awesome. I absolutely adore this.

You are an inspiration.

Protege said...

This is amazing and I totally love it! It inspires me perhaps to do something similar (in a smaller format) for my large windows.;))
Hope you are having a lovely Friday.;)
xo

Angie said...

It's beautiful, Donna! I have one of those windows---now, if I just had you here to paint it for me! :)

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. You have a magic touch.

Donna said...

What Another cute idea!!! Happy weekend!hughugs

Nancy and the fatties said...

I absolutely love this! It must be so fun to sit and watch the light come through your gorgeous artwork.
We have an old windowframe in the flower garden for vines to crawl on, if I can figure out how to get some lightweight glass on it, I may give this a try...
pughugs and love from Texas!

Sherri said...

Donna how absolutely clever you are! Have a great weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is wonderful! It almost ends up looking like stained glass! What a great thing to hang on your porch.

linda said...

Definately a trash to treasure...and a beautiful one at that! The colors are so summery and bright.

Have a great weekend!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Donna, I love your new look and the name change. We have a sweet pair of doves residing here but for the life of me I can't figure out where their nest is. Last year the baby doves ran around the front yard and I had a time keeping my golden retriever away from them. We are having some terrific weather...nice temps. with no humidity. Perfect...hope you are too. xo Lynn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

P.S. I like your idea with the windows. I have "windows" hanging on our shed trying to make it look more like a cottage than a shed. I may have copy you and paint some flowers on mine. :)

Mimi Sue said...

I LOVE your painted window. Very cute. I saw in a magazine once where they painted lacy curtains on a window. They were painted like they were kind of tied back and had a ruffle. Does that make sense? No not really anyway it was sure cute too. Mimi

merrilymarylee said...

I love the way you hung the window. The bees will be envious.

When I was young I thought they were called Morning Doves. After I discovered the correct name was Mourning Doves it made their cries seem so melancholy.

Also made their poop on my patio seem less obnoxious.

It's a beautiful name for a cottage.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love it! It's such a nice size and your sunflowers are so cheery!

julie king said...

such a cute idea and awesome art!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
The painted window looks great! I love the new name. It is just prefect for you. Thanks for coming to my porch party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Deb said...

I love this idea! What a fabulous project & you found the perfect spot to showcase it.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.