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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LOTS of pics of both window and door repurposing

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Sorry about that, some posted twice!!
If they aren’t big enough, just click on the picture and it will make it bigger.
ENJOY these and come up with some of your own ideas!

I also have some NEW listings in my Etsy shop.Please stop by there for a looksee!!I have posted a vintage Wasabi set,and a NEW beach picture assemblage in/on a frame!
Have fun!
Thanks for all of your comments!I LOVE to hear from you, what you would like to see more of, etc.
Have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th everyone!!!

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 metal picture frames

I came across this in blogland, and it was SO pretty, I HAD to share it with you.

Remember the old, gold ( or silver), METAL  picture frames? Well, they are still sold today, BUT there are ALOT of older ones out there, and you can get them for next to nothing at thrifts, garage sales,etc. Try to find ones with pretty designs in relief,so that when you do this treatment,the  design will stand out wonderfully! Just make sure they are cleaned WELL ,and then, either use and undercoat, or, use a paint made for metal to keep it from rusting (SPRAY PAINT IS FINE).If you find one  with  a tiny amount of rust, don’t worry, simply sand it a little, and it will never show..as long as the rust has not compromised the metal through the design.You don’t HAVE to do it in white, like these examples, but they sure look lovely and wonderful in the ever loved and shabby chic white! Then, find a pretty rose picture,from and old calendar, etc., do it with or without a mat, and that completes this beautiful and simple but PRETTY look!

Reused old metal picture frames

 

 

Reusing old metal picture frames

 

These are VERY easy to do, and with a beautiful picture of a rose, or flowers, or whatever picture YOU choose to put inside, they turn out beautifully, and would enhance any shabby chic style decor……VERY romantic, don’t you think??!!!

My Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Have fun!!

ANOTHER IDEA FOR AN OLD WINDOW

BIRD PRINT ON OLD WINDOW

Hello all!

HERE’S ANOTHER NEW IDEA I FOUND ONLINE FOR YOU….I GET ALOT OF LANDINGS ON MY BLOG FOR THESE, SO I LIKE TO SHARE NEW ONES WITH YOU AS I FIND THEM.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT EITHER DON’T WANT TO DO OTHER TREATMENTS, OR THOSE THAT WANT A NICE LOOK EVEN IF YOU CAN’T PAINT, THIS ONE LOOKS PRETTY SIMPLE……

THIS OLD WINDOW HAS NO DIVIDERS, HAS ONLY ONE LARGE “PANE”, SO IT  WILL BE REAL EASY FOR YOU TO GET THIS LOOK.

 LOOK IN FLEA MARKETS, GOODWILL,YARD SALES,ESTATE SALES,ETC., FOR LARGER PRINTS THAT YOU LIKE,WHETHER VINTAGE OR NEW, WHATEVER PRINT OR PICTURE THAT APPEALS TO YOU, OR…. DOWNLOAD CLIP ART FROM YOUR COMPUTER AND PRINT OUT WITH YOUR PRINTER.

 THIS ONE LOOKS TO HAVE AN OLD BOTANICAL PRINT  OF BIRDS AND NEST WITH EGGS, SIMPLY GLUED AT THE CORNERS AND SIDES ON THE BACK OF THE OLD WINDOW.

MAKE SURE TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF THE INSIDE GLASS PORTION OF YOUR WINDOW TO KEEP WITH YOU WHEN YOU SHOP, AND THEN MEASURE YOUR PRINT TO SEE IF IT WILL FIT AS YOU WANT IT TO. YOU COULD ALSO TAKE A SMALLER PRINT TO A PRINT SHOP LIKE KINKO’S, ETC.,AND FOR A SMALL FEE, THEY CAN MAKE IT THE EXACT SIZE THAT YOU WANT. MOST PUBLIC LIBRARIES HAVE COPIERS ON HAND AS WELL, THAT YOU  CAN USE FOR A SMALL FEE , AND MAKE IT THE SIZE YOU WANT FOR YOUR WINDOW.

HAVE FUN!

PEGGY

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

 

Winter at the Shop..

Just a few pics taken before Christmas of  the winter display at the shop….

Lots of vintage silver plate (very collectible at this time, according to the antique specialists, like Kovels and Tias),etc.

including a very Chic Vintage divided wine cooler…one side for the wine bottle…the other for ice, a beautiful Antique Silver coffee pot..(Wm.F.Rodgers) ,a  nice Silver Pineapple bowl

Solid silver Vintage S & P shakers

NICE  white Pfaltzgraff  Pitcher and Bowl

Pretty pieces of collectible white milk glass in several designs, including hobnail…. yummy candles in many wonderful scents, birdcages,old silverware, English China pieces, white geese,shabby window,vintage thermos, and so much more……accented with silver bells and silver strands of snowflakes…. 

I have also added several vintage items to my etsy shop, with much more to come as time permits…….

including a vintage Denver Mint heavy canvas/cotton bank bag, a cute little antique 3″ bisque boy doll, a wonderful metal ivy basket filled  to the brim with:

 Two Vintage lemonade glasses, a collectible vintage glass Avon Beehive,a pretty little clay pot of tiny sunflowers,a removable “Thinking of You” sign/stake,and a cute-as -can- be plush BEE …. a little spot of sunshine and happiness in these cool, winter months, ….all together inside the basket..

VINTAGE FILLED BASKET

NEXT UP….more vintage items, AND VALENTINES!!!! Stay tuned!

OOPS! ALMOST FORGOT! Shabby Chic Clock Face…..ALSO newly listed in my Etsy shoppe!



 check them out at www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Chic Lampshade Re-do

This is a small Vintage lamp that needed something additional to make it more interesting, and it is very simple to do.

I currently have it in my “Paris Apartment” display, but it looks great with my Shabby Chic display as well. It would work in your “boudoir”, go well with a Chic style decor as a desk lamp, and would also work in a “powder room”, or a girls room.

This lamp looks white, but it is a very light pink swirled glass, and it sits on a marble pedestal .The wiring works fine, even though the plug is one of the vintage round ones. (It is available for purchase for $15.00 plus shipping.)

I had to find a small shade for it, as the one with it was not workable, but I finally found one at a local flea market.(It’s one of those that has a dual wire that fits on the bulb).

The shade I found was kind of discolored, so I got the idea to spray paint it white, and it worked perfectly. I just let it dry/cure for a week or so, and it didn’t give off any fumes of any kind when burning the bulb.(You may want to find a spray paint for fabric instead, but only the pleated part is fabric.Underneath the fabric is plastic). I have a low 40 watt bulb in it, and have never had any problems with the shade.

I had some pretty ribbon edging with crystal droplets in pastel iridescent pinks,etc.sewn into it that I had purchased before, just because I loved it, and knew I would find the perfect use for it down the road.

I measured the length that I needed, for the top rim, and the bottom rim, and simply used glue to attach it. I think it was Aleene’s Tacky glue, or either SOBO fabric glue, I can’t remember which, but either would work. I had a bit of trouble at first until I realized it would be much easier to glue small sections at the time, and used some small clamps(like the old hair roller type) to hold it until the section I had glued adhered.(You also need another clamp to hold the piece that is yet to be glued to keep it out of the way while you work,because the crystals have weight). 

It took some trial and error to do it, but I think it was just what it needed to “pretty it up”! (I have seen these in big retail stores, and they are NOT cheap!).

Chic Lampshade re-do

Chic Lampshade re-do

Don’t be afraid to use different style edgings to rehab lamp shades. The ones with feather edgings are good sellers as well, but you can also save yourself some money and do this yourself!The possibilites are only limited by your imagination! Lamps at fleas/goodwill, as long as the wiring is intact (unless you want to rewire it), are good candidates for re-doing.(It’s always a good idea to rewire very old lamps, just to be on the safe side).

 There are alot of paint techniques that you can apply to the BASES of older lamps that can update them to match your decor or style, and give them a whole new look! Just remember, if you don’t like your paint job/style, you can always paint over it and start again. When you get it how you want it,(make sure to cover any wiring/sockets), and then spray with an acrylic spray to protect your work. 

HAVE FUN!

MY WEBSITE: http://www.creekwatercraftsandcollectibles.com

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