Repurposed Window Art

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been looking for frugal ways of decorating. I decided to take an idea from Pinterest for a little behind-the-bed decoration for our master bedroom. First, I found this old window pane at Vintage Village and cleaned it:

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Next, I chose to decorate it with scrapbook paper instead of fabric since it would be cheaper. I just used paint tape to hold it down. Not the prettiest background, but it got the job done:

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Here is what our bedroom looked like when I first moved in. The quilt was my old college quilt that was a little small (twin) and a lot girly:


Here’s what our room looks like now:

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Voila! I’m still trying to decide if I like the colors I chose, since it seems a little bright, but I can easily change it if I want. In case you’re curious about the rest of the decorations… the quilt at the bottom of the bed was a wedding gift from my mom using childhood dresses (plus a few modern patterns), and the white bedding and pillows are from Pottery Barn. The curtains are from Bed Bath & Beyond and I painted the art in the corner at Wine & Design class. It’s still a little girly (sorry J!) but I love it. :)

Overall, a very easy DIY project. The best part is it only cost me $17.50, and I bet you can get it cheaper by just finding an old window on the side of the road.

What DIY projects are you working on or hope to finish in the next month?

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