Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Picture Frame Window

 I am so excited to tease you with what I am working on.  I wasn't home all weekend and my time seems to be flying.  However, my son, James, got all of my Halloween/Fall stuff down.  I am in process of decorating, daycare, and my own kids schedules -- it seems to be taking me forever to get anything done.  But, this is how my entryway is shaping up:

I totally fell in love with Janet's window over at Today's Fabulous Finds, go here to see hers.  It is awesome and I have been waiting a long to time to re-recreate one for me.  I just know I will have a blast decorating it for all of the upcoming holiday's.

Remember these?  I used the large one for this project.

I started by removing the glass and picture.

I bought a real thin piece of wood trim about 1 in. wide and rounded edges at the Home Depot.  It was really inexpensive for about a 5 ft. long piece.

I measured the width and length (from the inside lip) of the picture frame and cut it with a handsaw.

I painted all the pieces an olive green to match my shelf.

I then took a rag and rubbed an antique white paint until I got the effect I wanted.  Then, I added some stain and glued it together.

You can see how I glued it on that inside lip.

I just overlapped it.

Ta Da -- I can't believe mine turned out.

On to my wreath.  I bought this grapevine wreath at the thrift store for $1.00.  I added cheese cloth (from my lantern project) and spiders.  I had spider rings and a couple of larger spiders, from Walmart, to make it match my lantern.


I even did the same bow.

Added some spider webs, crows, and rats (from the Dollar Store).

I am still working on the top of my entryway dresser (below my shelf).  I will be showing you the finished product a little later.  Until then:

Thanks for stopping by and,

Happy haunting,


  1. I love the spiders on your wreath..too creepy!

  2. Great job! I have a couple of old window frames hanging around that you've motivated me to do something with. Love those creepy bottles too.

  3. I love what you did with that wreath. Great decorations!

    Best wishes,

  4. How creative! Great vignette :)
    Make you sure link back to my WW party. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Very nice and spooky! I bet it's even better in person... Thank you for sharing your project...I loved reading every word and seeing all your photographs! Great Tutorial!

  6. That is SO cute!! I am your newest follower!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

  7. I love how you incorporated cheesecloth into everything. I've never thought of that, but it's perfect.

  8. This is so unique and lovely.. Very creative.. LOVE IT.. I would LOVE to have you link it to my linky party going on today - Pin'Inspirational Thursdays over at The ArtsyGirl Connection - TY :)) Link is -http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html ps: officially following ya :))

  9. Super cute! I love how you made the framing! Thanks for linking up!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  10. Eeeww..those spiders are creepy! And I love those bottles! Thanks for sharing over at my Bewitching Craft link party over at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com!

  11. I love your decor so creative and festive!

    Come link this up to scrappy saturdays tomorrow at www.candacecreations.blogspot.com!


  12. Fantastic Rhonda. Everything works so well together and your wreath is awesome!

  13. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. May I invite you to join me, too, at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  14. Great job on your window! I have a frame just like the one you used, makes me want to make another one. Thanks for the link to my post. :)


    Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays last weekend, come on back and link up again!


  16. Hi Rhonda, what an excellent job you did with your Fall crafts. I really like them. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to mine and check it out and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would love that. Hugs, Chris

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