Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Decor Hop April 22 - 24

Welcome to the Home Decor Hop

I was so excited to be added to the hop by Faith.  We have a long list of hoppers this weekend.  I hope you have enjoyed all the projects you have seen already.  If you just popped in to my blog to say hi, thank you.  You may want to start from the beginning at Faith's Blog.  If you stopped here from Chris' Blog then you are on the right track.

I wasn't sure what to share.  Something that isn't a layout or a card?  hmmm.... Then I thought of a collage.  I love to recycle items to create new things.  I decided to take an old window that we had in our basement and turn it into a beach theme collage.

After cleaning off the dust and webs...  I painted it white and some blue for "the sky".  My kids are always collecting seashells and bringing home baggies of sand from the Jersey Shore.  I took some heavy duty double sided tape and put some along the bottom and side of the window and some on the glass then I covered it in the sand.  Next, I adhered pictures on the back of the windows facing out.  After that was finished, I had hubby attach some 3D beach items that I painted to the window.  I added shells, mini bottle of sand and made a mini crab trap with a paper crab inside it. 
There you go!  A wall decoration that cost next to nothing to make and it displays one of our favorite past-times.



I also painted a row boat and put some shells inside which hangs next to our window.




Next up is the very talented Anita.  If you like my blog, please become a follower.  Once I hit 300 followers, I will have some yummy blog candy.  I would love to hear what you think about my recycled window.  Please leave me a comment with a way to contact you because I am giving away Blog Candy for a random commenter.  Thank you for stopping by.   Have a Happy Easter!!

39 comments:

Gill McCall said...

wow i love this idea - scrapbooking on your wall with a twist!! really neat. thanks for sharing

Linda Dale said...

Love your display project. Memories are the greatest thing we have to display. Thanks

anitaandbugs said...

This is soooo cute--I love "reusing" to make new projects. I am glad I got to be in this hop with you.
Hugs, ANita

Mrs. Swandog said...

Awesome....what a clever way to bring something old back to use...I just love it!

Vicki said...

awesome idea! i was going to make mine a mirror but i like the picture idea so much better! thanks!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

became new follower. Love your ocean/beach scene. I would love to go back there myself...
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Bonita Rose said...

love this idea!

Christy said...

What a very cute way to use the window...it definately has the summer feeling..thank you for sharing...Christy

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Misty said...

That is TOO cute! Gives me an idea what to do with all the shells kids bring home from Cape May/Seaside!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Trisha said...

Love, love, love your project. I am so partial to anything seaside related. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Awesome, my bff wants this. LOL

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Kim! this is soooooooooo awesome! I love it!!!!! You rock! xoxo

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

You've just given me a fabulous idea for a gift for my dad! He lives at the beach and we visit every year around Thanksgiving. I have a zillion pics, and shells that we been "collecting" and now I see the perfect use for them!

Thanks!!
Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Jenn Roseman said...

Omg! I love this project!!! I love that kind of stuff. My bathroom is that theme!!! HUGS!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

This is a fresh way to display photos. I bet you had fun making it and picturing the end result. Lovely.
Nice to be hosting with you. DO not enter me in the drawing.

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

Ahhhhhh, the beach decor looks so relaxing....wonderful thoughts of summer to come....TFS!

Michelle said...

This is a great idea!!! I happen to have two windows that I was going to repurpose so this is one way that I could go. Thanks for the idea. I'm your newest follower.
Thanks for the chance to win too
Michelle
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I would love it if you would also visit my blog too
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jenni said...

Fabulous beach project. I have never seen your blog before but I am very happy to have found you! I have 3 girls also and grew up at the beach and want desparately to move back!
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Lori Comeau said...

Great project. Love the beach theme. I did a shadow box of a trip to Cape Cod. One for my mom and one for my mother in law. They both still have them displayed. Thanks for sharing.
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JennyKozar said...

I love both of your projects!

silvia said...

I ADORE the recycled window!! It is so beachy and FUN!!!

BunnyFreak said...

Great way to showcase the shore photos. Contact info in blogger profile.

Jess said...

I totally LOVE this! Like TOTALLY!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Love your idea!! Your blog is awesome too:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Really cool idea :) It looks great!!

Tanya
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VinDeeLoo said...

Very nice.

VinDeeLoo
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lovescrapreflect said...

cute love this nice job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Great projects - love what you did with that window frame......
Thanks for the inspiration
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joydee1963 said...

great project,so cute, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

stampinlara said...

I've been wanting to make one of these SO bad, yours turned out DARLING!!!! LOVE. I need to find myself an old window! Besides the ones actually in USE in my house, LOL

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stampinlara said...

I've been wanting to make one of these SO bad, yours turned out DARLING!!!! LOVE. I need to find myself an old window! Besides the ones actually in USE in my house, LOL

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

thekolbes said...

Ohh gosh that is just so neat. You did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Stephanie said...

LOVE IT!!! They both turned out great!! Thanks for sharing!

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ScrappinAnn said...

That was a great idea. You did a wonderful job!
I am a follower.
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

iluvkatie74 said...

That windo is sooo cute!! You did a great job on it.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Ola said...

OMGosh I love these! My husband would love this also.... this is how he has 'his' bathroom decorated!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

A Scrap Above said...

OHHH.. This is simply stunning! I really LOVE altered art, I wish I have an old window around!
I am now following you..
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Wow, your project is awesome. I wish i had a window similiar to yours.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anniebee said...

Hi, Kimmarie! What an awesome idea! I just love old wood-framed windows and this is a wonderful way to recycle/repurpose them! Love the shabby chic look of it and the little boat shelf is so cute with it too.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com