Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY Faux Window and Process Video

For my post today, I want to share with you how we made our DIY Faux Window for my home decor. 

We have made a faux window in the past. 

If you would like to see how we made our first window below, please click here

This is a picture of it on my summer mantel. 

I enjoy using these windows to decorate my home with. 

They add a layer of dimension and texture to the decor. 

They are a great piece to use to hang wreaths, banners, pictures, etc. 

This is the inspiration piece that I used to create this faux window. 

I found this at World Market and it is hanging in my kitchen. 

Here is my Pinterest board showing other examples of how windows can be used in home decor. 

We filmed a process video showing how we put together this window if you would like to see everything in detail. 

Here are the materials that we used for this project. 

*This is not a sponsored post.  All materials were purchased by us. 

Please create at your own risk and use caution when working with power tools. 

These are our measurements for the window. Don't you just love our fancy design drawing? 

Ha! This is how we create.  Talk about it, draw it out, and then head to the store. 

Here are the steps in creating this faux window. 

1. Andy used the saw and miter box to cut the 8ft board into 4 sections. 
2. He filed the edges to make them smoother and even. 
3. Next he glued the sides together. 
4. Then he used the nail gun to nail all sides together. 

1. Here is the window with all sides complete. 
2. Next you measure and cut the dowel pieces. 
3. We had already marked where we wanted the dowels to go, so we glued and nailed these to the inside of the window. 
4. Here is the completed window. 

Here are the materials that I used for painting and distressing the window. 

Trim Paint
Sandpaper in 220 (not shown)
Heat gun (not shown)

I used the Vaseline to cover the distress spots in the wood that I didn't want to stay covered in paint. 

Then I painted the window using our trim paint. 

Once dry, I used my rag to wipe off the areas that I covered with Vaseline. 

The paint and Vaseline will come off, revealing the bare wood. 

I then used the distress stain and rubbed it over the edges of the window and wiped off the excess with a damp paper towel.

Once dry, I used the 220 sandpaper to rough up the edges. 

Then I went over it again with the distress stain. 

Here is a picture of bare wood that was revealed using the Vaseline technique. 

Here is the completed faux window. 

Here is the faux window decorated with some of my fall decor. 

I hung a small grapevine wreath on the window and decorated around it with my canvas pumpkins, paper pumpkins, fall birdhouse, and framed fall printable

(click on the links to take you to the projects highlighted)

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to decorate your home with windows, faux or real. 

Thank you for looking. 

See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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