So as I finish up a cute little secretary desk, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane while I wait for paint to dry…
Before there was The Rustic Pig, a blog, or even painted furniture, there were windows.
Twenty-five windows to be exact.
Twenty-five large, dusty, dingy, antique windows.
I had no idea what I was going to do with them when I bought them. Not a clue.
After a week of walking around them in the garage, I decided I would grab one and get creative. In my mind, I wanted these windows to be something you could use in your home. A piece of art, but usable too.
I thought it would be fun to share these 25 windows with you today. They are old posts, but still around, in the back of my blog somewhere, just hoping you will stop by and read a few. Each post is a tutorial on how I made that particular window, so if you see one you love, just click on the window # and it will take you there!
I had fun going through these windows. I hope you enjoy them too!
Window #1 was just a simple burlap-backed window that I turned into a dry erase board.
Window #2 I decided to paint the back. Although it wasn’t my favorite, I learned a lot.
Things like, if you’re going to paint a window white, you need to paint several coats.
Window #3 I tried my hand at chalk paint.
(This one broke in my car on the way to the shop last week. I was so sad!)
Window #4 I started to get a little more creative. This time I used tape and two different paint colors to create a weekly calendar window.
Window #5 was a complete disaster from start to finish. You’ll have to read that one to find out why…
Window #6.. yuck… still don’t like it…
Window #7 was my attempt at another weekly calendar window but with a side space to make a list.
Window #8 was a combo chalkboard and dry erase. It sold at my first show!
Window #9 was totally different. It involved chicken wire and a staple gun, but it was so fun to make!
Window #10 was a tad bit funky. I was really trying to create something new and different from what I’d already made, and this is was the end result…
Window #11 & 12 I did in one day. I had my first show coming up and so I wanted to get as many done as possible.
Window #13 was fun and totally different from the others I had previously done.
Window #14 was just sweet. I thought it would be perfect for a little girl’s room, but a sweet woman at one of my shows loved the saying so much she bought it for her master bedroom.
Again, my show was just days away, so I laid out four windows and got busy! Here are windows #15, 16, 17, & 18…
Window #19 is one of my favorites.
Window #20 & 21 I began to get the itch to paint. I had just attended a baby shower where we went to a painting class, and I was so excited to try out some of what I learned on my windows.
Window #25…What a journey those 25 windows were. Several have sold, and only a few remain, but this window is hung in our house.
A reminder of the beginning.
If you are still here, at the end of this post, congratulations! I’m pretty sure you just made it through the longest post ever!!!
Did you notice?
There were only 24 windows?
Not sure what happened, but along my window journey I left out window #22. Hmmm… maybe I need to go work on that one!
Do you have a favorite window??