Sometimes you see something at a Garage Sale or a Thrift Store and instantly fall in love. This was the case for a set of old farmhouse style windows that I saw some time ago. They nearly didn’t come home with me because they were filthy dirty and covered in cobwebs. But if there’s one thing I have learnt over the years is to look past the dirt and cobwebs because underneath it all is a hidden gem. They just need a little TLC. So today for Farmhouse Hens I’m sharing How To Give An Old Farmhouse Style Window A Fresh New Look.
How to Give An Old Farmhouse Style Window A Fresh New Look
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- An Old Farmhouse Style Window – Don’t worry if you can’t find a 3 panelled window you can still make this project with just one panel.
- 1 x 3ply Plywood Cut to the size of your window.
- Jig Saw
- Air Compressor – If you don’t have access to an air compress use some clamps and a hammer and some nails.
- Paint Brush – For this project, I used the Cling On! 40 Flat Brush
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Craquelure
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Farm Animals
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Floral Swags
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Stamp – Typesetting
- IOD – Brayer
- IOD – Decor Ink – Stone Gray
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint – Beeswax
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate
Step 1 – Measure our your plywood and cut accordingly to the size of your window using your jigsaw. Give 2 coats of Raw Silk using your brush and letting each coat dry completely. While you are waiting for the paint to dry add once cap of TSP to some warm water and give your window a good clean down. You’ll be surprised how much yuck comes off your window and how nice and sparkly clean. All the heart eyes for TSP!!
Step 2 – Pop out some ink onto an old tile or something flat and non-porous. You don’t need much because the ink goes a long way. Grab your brayer and run through your ink in opposite directions until the brayer is covered in ink. Peel off your Craquelure Stamp and lightly rough up with sandpaper if you are using the stamp for the first time because this allows the ink to adhere better to a new stamp. Start rolling your brayer all over the stamp.
Step 3 – Flip over your stamp and carefully place on your backing board. Using your fingertips lightly run over the stamp being careful not to move the stamp because otherwise, it will smudge. You only want the crackled effect to appear in some spots to give it a nice aged effect.
Step 4 – Move the stamp across your backing board slightly overlapping as you go until completely covered. Let the ink completely dry because you don’t want the ink to smudge. Then give the backing board a light sand with your sandpaper
Step 5 – Using your air compressor secure the backing to the back of your window.
Step 6 – Make sure that your backing is completely dust free. Using the Farm Animals, Floral Swags and Typesetting Decor Stamps lay out your design stamp down.
Step 6 – Once you are happy with your design lay down the transfer film and run your fingers over the stamps to adhere them to the film. Flip it over and apply some ink to your design.
Step 7 – Get busy stamping!
The possibilities are endless with the designs that you can create and make!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and a fun way you can take something old and make it into something fresh and new. Be sure to check out below all the other fun window goodies below from my Farmhouse Hens blogging pals.
Happy Painting and Stamping!
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Leanna at FaeriesandFauna! Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
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Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations! Blog / Facebook / Pinterest
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom! Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
How To Give An Old Farmhouse Style Window A Fresh New Look
Sam at Raggedy Bits! Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter
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Sam this is boutique beautiful, and a totally new technique for me. It’s a stunning project and really well executed. I hadn’t thought of stamping for anything but paper and that isn’t for me. Thank you very much for the tutorial and the inspiration.
Oh, you are too kind Leanna! Thank you so very much!
Such a cool idea Sam! I love old windows & never thought to add a plywood backing. Great upcycle! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Michelle! It’s just crazy with all the possibilities you can do with old goodies!
You’re window turned out great and I love to see what everyone makes with them. You have inspired me to go look for a window so I can create something fun too 🙂
Oh, you will have fun, Chas, I’m sure!! Thank you!
I can’t wait to try this, your window turned out really lovely!
Thank you so much Tarah! You will have a ball I’m sure! Have fun creating!
Oh Sam, I missed your posts so much. Love what you did with the old window. It’s beautiful. I’ve never tried ink on a window, but I love the effect you got. I have got to try this.
Awww, thank you so very much, Michelle!! That is such a kind thing for you to say!! I hope you have fun making your window and giving it a fresh new look!
I adore old windows and you sure made this one CUTE!
So glad you like it, Larissa! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words!
Sam that’s gorgeous! I love your transfer window, it’s just my style! Thanks for the inspiration xo
Thank you so much, Susan! Got to love what you can do with an old window!!
That’s pretty, Sam!
Thank you so much, Kristie! So glad you like it! 🙂
Love how this turned out Sam! It’s perfect!
Thank you so much, Deborah! It almost made it into our shop but then I went nope! Might keep this one lol!
Gorgeous, Sam! Thanks for hosting at WNW… always enjoy linking up! Please be sure to link-up this and your tea towels at Homestyle Gathering at My Wee Abode! 😉
You’re so very welcome Julie!