|I turned this vintage window into a mirror,|
added a shelf and hooks, and mounted it on my shed.
Find out how to turn any glass into a mirror.
|Shed Before Paint - So Ugly!|
a) CLEAN: My energizer bunny daughter (age 13) and I scrubbed down the shed with DAP T.S.P Substitute heavy-duty cleaner and a roofing brush. This stripped the loose chalky old paint off the shed to prepare for primer. b) PRIME: We primed the entire shed and roof with Zinsser primer. c) PAINT: Then we put two coats of paint on the shed, including the roof. We used a flat paint for the green walls and a satin finish paint for the red door. I painted the edge of the roof brown, but hated it and changed that color to periwinkle blue.
|Cleaned the shed of loose paint |
with DAP T.S.P. Substitute.
|Primed the shed with Zinsser.|
Step 2: Add Roof Trim & Frame the Door. The brown aluminum roof fascia looked insubstantial and boring so my husband offered to add wooden trim! I painted furring strips ($1.15 per 10 food board...such a bargain!) in a fabulous periwinkle blue, and we (he) mounted them to the aluminum fascia.
|Panting the furring strips to use as trim for the shed.|
|Added wood trim for roof fascia & door trim.|
Step 3: Door Wreath. I added this Floral Wreath Swag (see how to make the swag) to the door.
Step 4: Shelf. Next, we added a shelf to the side wall. We made this using two simple L-brackets that I had left over from another project.
|We mounted the L-brackets behind the board to hide them.|
|Vintage windows from Craig's list for $5 each!|
|Scrubbed clean with TSP Substitute, then sanded them down to prep for paint.|
|Painted Periwinkle Blue!|
|Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint - creates|
a reflective surface that looks like a vintage mirror!
|Sprayed Rust-oleum Outdoor Metalic Finish |
over the Looking Glass Paint to seal it for Outdoor use.
|Masked and taped areas not to be spray painted.|
|Vintage Window is now this fabulous mirror, complete with fabulous faucet handle hooks!|
Step 7: Mount trellis & landscape: We took a fan trellis and cut it in half to mount on either side of the window. We planted jasmine vines and flowers, and voila!
|Finished Painted Shed Makeover! Isn't the vintage window great?|
Next phase in the Dream Backyard makeover...build a Fire Pit in front of the shed!