MORE WINDOWS AND DOORS IDEAS

HERE ARE SOME MORE PHOTOS  I FOUND FOR YOU!

thanks for visiting!!

old window with either paint or vinyl lettering

old door made into hall tree with seating added

flat ocean fans behind glass

old frame with letters..you can buy these letters at Walmart and other stores

 

door with mirror insert

Next post, I will change up some,and show you some great ideas for making your own home decor…the easy way! Please dont forget to visit my etsy shop!www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage Please do not hesitiate to comment on other things you would like to see! Thanks again…and have a wonderful day everyone!Peggy

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Fall Idea for Old windows

It’s Fall Ya’ll!
I hope this finds everyone in good spirits, and enjoying this wonderfall Fall weather. It was REALLY hot in Northwest Florida this summer, and it is SO wonderful to be able to turn off the air conditioner and open the windows…

Today, I have a picture from a post I thought you might like, since MANY of you find my blog looking for old window ideas. This is a nice and simple decorating project for Fall. You could also use the idea in the entrance table, living room, or on a mantle as shown.I found this picture on walnutandvine.blogspot.com

I also have several new listings in my shop, and several new ones for Fall as well, so please pop in there too!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage
(sorry everyone, having trouble with this blog!!!)

Have a wonderful day everyone! And remember,Please, let me know what all YOU would like to find, or are looking for, and I will be happy to post it on my blog for you!

Ideas for Old Doors

 I DON’T HAVE THE “BEFORE” PICTURES FOR YOU, BUT I JUST REALIZED I NEVER DID PUT THIS PROJECT ON MY BLOG FOR YOU!

THE DOOR IN THIS PROJECT IS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE STRUCTURALLY, AND NONE OF THE WINDOWS WERE CRACKED. IT CAN ALSO BE USED “AS” A DOOR BY FITTING ON SOME NEW HINGES!

I GOT A TEMPLATE FROM A BOOK I HAVE, AND IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN DRAW A TEMPLATE FOR YOURSELVES VERY EASILY.

I LOVE THIS FLEUR DE LIS DESIGN WITH THE LATTICEWORK.

OLD DOOR WITH FLEUR DE LIS

OLD DOOR WITH FLEUR DE LIS

 

THE BOTTOM IS THERE, BUT THERE IS AN ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS IN FRONT OF IT, AS I USE IT IN MY RETAIL SHOP FOR A BACKDROP, OR DIVIDER, FOR DISPLAYS, BUT THE GLASS PANELS ARE THE INTERESTING PART ANYWAY.

THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF MY TEMPLATE.

FLEUR DE LIS TEMPLATE

FLEUR DE LIS TEMPLATE

YOU CAN ALWAYS SAND IT AND PAINT IT IF YOU CHOOSE, TO MATCH YOUR DECOR, BUT I KIND OF LIKE THE SHABBY CHIC STYLE WITH THE PAINT ALL PEELING OFF.

ALL YOU DO IS PLACE/TAPE THE TEMPLATE BEHIND THE GLASS, AND PAINT IT IN ON THE FRONT.

  YOU CAN PROBABLY USE ANY TYPE OF PAINT THAT YOU WANT, UNLESS IT IS GOING TO, SAY, BE OUTSIDE. THEN YOU WOULD WANT TO USE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HOLD UP TO THE ELEMENTS. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF PAINTS OUT THERE, SO YOU MAY WANT TO USE SOMETHING YOU CAN DIP A BRUSH IN TO THAT CAN BE USED ON GLASS, OR A PAINT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY FOR GLASS. 

THIS IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP, BUT UNTIL SOMEONE PURCHASES IT, THERE IT WILL BE, RIGHT NOW SERVING AS A BACKDROP FOR SOME OF MY PARIS APARTMENT STYLE ACCESSORIES.I HAVE IT PRICED AT $125.00, so either a walk in can buy it, or someone online that REALLY wants to purchase it can pay BIG bucks for shipping it!!

I HAVE ALSO USED IT TO PROVIDE A VISUAL DIVIDE IN MY SHOP, THEREFORE PLACING IT SIDEWAYS BETWEEN DISPLAYS. IT LOOKS PRETTY NEAT IN THERE ANY WAY I USE IT,EVEN IN THE CORNERS. BEFORE THIS, I USED IT FOR MY SPRING DISPLAY, WHERE IT DOES ITS DUTY JUST AS WELL.

IN THIS PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE THAT I USED A TALL SHUTTER IN BETWEEN THIS DISPLAY, AND THE ONE BESIDE IT.

 

Shutter used as divider in shop. Door can also be used as a divider.

Shutter used as divider in shop. Door can also be used as a divider.

SO THERE IT IS…..ANOTHER GREAT IDEA FOR AN OLD DOOR AND VERY EASY TO DO AS WELL.

I HAVE SEEN MANY IDEAS FOR OLD DOORS, INCLUDING:

  1.  ADDING SHELVES TO THE DOOR 
  2.  JUST USING IT IN A RETAIL OR HOME DECOR SETTING ,SECURED TO A WALL THAT NEEDS FILLING WITH SOMETHING, WITH JUST A WREATH HANGING ON THE DOOR. (MINE WILL HAVE SOME KIND OF PAINTED WORD SIGN ON IT….WHEN I GET TO THAT PROJECT)!!
  3. USING IT AS A POTTING BENCH BY ATTACHING SHELVING TO IT ON THE BOTTOM FRONT, WITH AN AWNING ATTACHED TO THE TOP, WHICH LOOKED REALLY NICE!

 I TOOK SOME QUICKPICS JUST TO SHOW YOU JUST A FEW ITEMS WITH THE DISPLAY THAT ARE FOR SALE IN MY SHOPPE IN THE “PARIS APARTMENT” STYLE. 

THE EIFFEL TOWER
THE EIFFEL TOWER

COLLECTIBLE AVON BOTTLE-$6.00 

DEVERAUX DRESS FORM
DEVERAUX DRESS FORM

THIS DRESS FORM IS SO PRETTY, AND IT HOLDS ANY TYPE OF JEWELRY-$14.99 

A "PROPER" FRENCH LADY
A “PROPER” FRENCH LADY-THE TOP OF A PRETTY FRENCH TIN

FRENCH TIN – $5.25

(all of these items, as well as a sleek black Antique Magazine Rack,Glycerine Soaps and Bath salts in Jasmine,Vintage Orchid plates,Hobigant dressing table jar with Silver lid,8 oz. Magnolia Scented Soy candle,HEAVENLY Lavender sachets (my best seller),and more are for sale in my shop….just send me an email if you would like to purchase any of these items,because they aren’t on my website at this time, AND to check for availability of the items).My website does, however have other cottage style gifts and home decor items.(I currently have a Vintage Tiered Server with beautiful roses on mark down as this months special). 

HAVE FUN!!

MY WEBSITE: www.creekwatercraftsandcollectibles.com

Shabby Cottage Plant Hanger Re-do

THIS PLANT HANGER HAS SEEN BETTER DAYS!!

IT IS NO LONGER STURDY ENOUGH AS A PLANT HANGER ,BUT IT HAD SUCH A PRETTY DESIGN I KNEW IT COULD BE USED FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

I LOVE THE CURLS OF WIRE ALL AROUND THE OUTSIDE, AND JUST COULDN’T BEAR TO THROW IT OUT.

I FIRST USED A WIRE BRUSH TO GET ALL OF THE OLD PEELING PAINT OFF.

SINCE SOME OF THE BOTTOM  STRUCTURUAL METAL HAD COME    APART, I USED SOME LIGHTWEIGHT WIRE THAT I HAD, AND STARTED WINDING IT BACK AND FORTH AND AROUND OVER AND OVER , PULLING IT TIGHT EACH TIME AND MAKING IT SECURE ENOUGH TO STAY TOGETHER,UNTIL I HAD PUT THE ORIGINAL FORM SORT OF BACK TOGETHER AGAIN, KIND OF IN A SPIDERWEB OR WEAVING DESIGN, UNTIL IT WAS STURDY AGAIN. KIND OF LIKE HAND SEWING, BUT WITH WIRE.

 I THEN SPRAY PAINTED THE WHOLE THING WHITE, USING A PIECE OF CARDBOARD BEHIND IT TO CATCH THE EXCESS PAINT AND KIND OF “THROW “IT BACK ONTO THE HANGER INSTEAD OF THE PAINT GOING OUT IN THE AIR.

I HUNG IT ON A LOW BRANCH OUTSIDE TO DO THIS, AS I COULD WALK AROUND IT SPRAY PAINTING IT, AS WELL AS GETTING A GOOD COAT ON THE UNDERSIDE, THE CURLS,AND THE CHAINS CONNECTED TO IT, AS WELL AS THE HOOK AT THE TOP.

SINCE IT IS NO LONGER STURDY ENOUGH TO HOLD A PLANT, (UNLESS IT WAS ARTIFICIAL PLANTS/FLOWERS IN A LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC POT), I DECIDED, AS A SHOPOWNER, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO DISPLAY VINTAGE LINENS IN THE SHOP!I

iT COULD ALSO BE USED FOR DISPLAY IN A SHOP TO HOLD OTHER LIGHTWEIGHT THINGS , LIKE GREETING CARDS, LINENS FOR SALE, STUFFED ANIMALS,APRONS, PLACEMATS,NAPKINS,POTHOLDERS,OR REALLY ANYTHING THAT WON’T PUT A STRAIN ON THE BOTTOM PART. WE ALL HAVE THINGS IN THE SHOP THAT ARE LIGHT, AND WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A PRETTY AND DIFFERENT CONTAINER,SUCH AS THIS, TO DISPLAY THEM IN.

IT WOULD ALSO SERVE WELL USED IN YOUR ‘POWDER ROOM’ HANGING FROM THE CEILING TO HOLD SOME PRETTY HAND TOWELS OR BATHCLOTHS! OR EVEN TO DISPLAY SOME OF YOUR OWN VINTAGE LINENS IN YOUR HOME.

THERE IT IS. “NEW” LIFE FOR AN OLD, BUT PRETTY,PLANTHANGER!

ALWAYS REMEMBER, WHEN SEARCHING YARD SALES, THRIFTS, ETC., DONT SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE, BUT SEE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ‘”COULD”  BE , WITH JUST A LITTLE IMAGINATION AND A CREATIVE TOUCH. HAVE FUN!!

‘TIL NEXT TIME……PEGGY