How to Use Vintage Windows

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How to Use Vintage Windows
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Select window. I distressed mine for the look I wanted. (See my guide on distressing vintage windows)

Select window. I distressed mine for the look I wanted. (See my guide on distressing vintage windows)

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Next I created a suitable design using a computer program called -make the cut-. I sized it to fit window and sent to vinyl cutter. You could paint or use store bought designs too.

Next I created a suitable design using a computer program called -make the cut-. I sized it to fit window and sent to vinyl cutter. You could paint or use store bought designs too.

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Here is the cut vinyl.

Here is the cut vinyl.

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I use transfer tape(clear sticky film used to 'grab' vinyl on non sticky side) then line up to where I want it on window. Apply.

I use transfer tape(clear sticky film used to 'grab' vinyl on non sticky side) then line up to where I want it on window. Apply.

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Transfer tape on

Transfer tape on

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1st design on! Apply by holding all but one corner up and gradually apply to keep as many air bubbles out as possible.

1st design on! Apply by holding all but one corner up and gradually apply to keep as many air bubbles out as possible.

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Corners all done. I like it just like this, but it's not for me. :(. Would also look good with a monogram or even a picture behind it.

Corners all done. I like it just like this, but it's not for me. :(. Would also look good with a monogram or even a picture behind it.

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Applying words. Lay out to be certain you have room and they are straight.

Applying words. Lay out to be certain you have room and they are straight.

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After peeling of backing and careful application you have your finished design. Brown vinyl really accents with the brown stain and turquoise. I LOVE it!!!

After peeling of backing and careful application you have your finished design. Brown vinyl really accents with the brown stain and turquoise. I LOVE it!!!

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Other ways to use windows-- I placed symmetric photo frames into each where glass was missing. This would look good with a swaggy wreath on top too. (Someday)

Other ways to use windows-- I placed symmetric photo frames into each where glass was missing. This would look good with a swaggy wreath on top too. (Someday)

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Old project that I no longer love. I plan on redoing the paint job by distressing. (When I get time)

Old project that I no longer love. I plan on redoing the paint job by distressing. (When I get time)

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This window still had screen, so my kids like to use it as an art display in their playroom. (Until Mom finds something crafty to do with it)

This window still had screen, so my kids like to use it as an art display in their playroom. (Until Mom finds something crafty to do with it)

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Too bad I don't get to keep it.

Too bad I don't get to keep it.

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