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Monday, April 23, 2012

Old Window Engagement Photos

As I mentioned in my post about the Photo Covered Magnet Board, my little sis is getting married this June.  This past weekend I went and took engagement photos for her.  She had seen a photo with an old three pane window and their wedding date written on it.  She told me she wanted to do something like that.  So I asked around a few groups on Facebook, and was shocked within 24 hours I had a response from someone that had one, and even lived on my way home from work!

I picked up this window.  It looked really good aside from the paint on the window panes.


That was no big deal though.  I just got out some paint stripper and brushed it on there.  It says you have to wait like 5 minutes or something like that, but I think because it was glass,  the paint started coming off as I was brushing the stripper on.  It also says on the can not to pour the paint stripper into a plastic cup.  Being the rebel I am though I thought oh it will be fine!  I should have taken a picture of my cup. I got done brushing it on and then set my cup on the porch, like ten minutes later the cup was all bent over and just about eaten all the way through.  Luckily I noticed and hurried and threw it in the garbage.  So make sure you follow that instruction when using paint stripper! 


I let the stripper sit on it for probably not even 5 minutes.  Then I wiped it off with a paper towel, and cleaned them with Windex.  And I made sure I wore gloves for the whole process too! 


I was going to put vinyl on the window with her wedding date.  But then I thought it would be cute if later we put some of her wedding or engagement pictures in the panes of the window, and I didn't really want to deal with vinyl.  Then I looked in my craft cabinet and I had some white window chalk (which I have no idea why I ever had that to begin with,) But it worked PERFECT!

Here are a few of her pictures that we took with the window!







    Photobucket    Rhinestone Beagle

43 comments:

  1. Love the idea! Super cute pics, Congrats to your sis!

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  2. Now I would go one step further with this window. Pick the three photos that you like best and have them installed in the window as the frame. Great job.

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    1. Yeah i planned to get them printed to the exact size of the panes and then mod podge them onto the panes. Thank you for the suggestion! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  3. Great idea! The engagement photos look great! Found your cute blog through Debbiedoo's Newbie party. I'm now following and look forward to seeing more of your creative ideas. Have a great day!
    Sharla

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH! I appreciate each and every follower. You are so nice! I'm glad you stopped in!

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  4. Looks like a happy couple. That will be a fun keepsake after the wedding.

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    1. Yes it will. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. Great pics! Love the save the date cards! I recently received a magnet with the photo on it!

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  6. Fantastic idea!!!!!! Very very original!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  7. What a great idea!
    Love the tractor pic!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I wish I had that tractor in my yard! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  8. Love this idea - how fun it would be for a birthday too!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

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    1. I was thinking today it would be cute with a Maternity photo and a due date. But I hadn't thought of a birthday shot yet. That would be SO cute! Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  9. This idea is so adorable and the pictures came out great! Thanks for sharing at Beautify it Monday, we hope you'll be back next week!

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    1. Thank you! Of course I will be back, you host a great party! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This is such a cute idea, wish I knew someone getting engaged.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! You are so nice!

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  11. hi Alese, Love this idea. Great pictures of the beautiful couple. Thanks for sharing. Am a new follower for you. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.

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    1. Thank you so much! I cherish every follower! I am so glad you stopped by and liked what you saw!

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  12. This is such a cute idea! I love the photos and agree with the above comment that putting a few of the pictures in the window as a keepsake would be a great gift for the wedding.

    I'm stopping by from Serenity Now.

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    1. Yes I think it will look darling. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  13. What a wonderful idea and to have the window frame for years afterwards. Your sister is lucky to have a big sister like you! I'm so glad you shared this at Sunday Blob Love as this will be one of my top picks for the week! Congrats to the soon to be married couple too!

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  14. What a freakin fabulous idea and this photos are soooo sweet!I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/04/get-schooled-saturday-20.html
    xxx, Kim

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    1. I was slow at getting through comments this week. So i missed your party:( but I will add it to my list for the future! Thank you for the invite.

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  15. I love window projects, that is a great idea for an engagement photo! Thanks so much for showing off!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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    1. Of course. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  16. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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    1. Thank you for the invite. Im glad you stopped by. I hope you will consider me for a feature this week!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this at Sweet & Simple Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my featured links this week!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate the feature!

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  18. Love the window idea and the pictures are darling!

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    1. Thank you so much! The fact that she is so beautiful helps make the pictures looks good. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  19. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    1. Of course I will be back. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  20. I love this idea! So cute! I'm following. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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    1. That is so sweet! I love followers, Thank you so much! Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  21. This is such a fabulous post! The frame idea is wonderful and the pictures are so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  22. Hey, we should share ideas some time! Im in the process of getting my blog going. But an easier thing I use to clean old paint of windows is finger nail polish remover! Works like a champ!

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  23. Hey, we should share ideas some time! Im in the process of getting my blog going. But an easier thing I use to clean old paint of windows is finger nail polish remover! Works like a champ!

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  24. Great idea! At first, I thought you were going to use the window as a picture frame for engagement or wedding pictures. Your date frame turned out great in the pics.

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