Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patio Decor...Pretty Up a Fence

A few posts ago, I refinished a cabinet.  I replaced the glass in the doors with chicken wire...well, here is what I did with the leftover glass...



I started with the two pieces of glass and then using 1X4 pine,  I built two frames.  It was a very simple construction with no mitred corners.  I used the table saw to incorporate a 1/4" groove in the back so that the glass would lay flat/flush in the back of the wood frame. 




I stained the frames using Dark Walnut Danish Oil.  When dry, I applied two coats of "Ice Blue" by DecoArt.  The color was just a bit too light, so I repainted them with my new favorite paint color that I had mixed to match my fabric used for the patio furniture pillows. 


Once that coat dried, I lightly sanded each frame with 220-grit sandpaper revealing the lighter shade of Ice Blue.  I also sanded a little heavier around the inside and outside edges to reveal the dark stain.



Once everything was dry, I inserted the glass panels and secured them to the frame.  Using the same "great" blue paint, I painted the diamond in the middle of each glass panel...two coats on the front and two coats on the back.



I secured screw eyes to the top of each frame and then attached gold chain to the screw eyes.  I used gold chain to bring out the gold leading in the window panels.  I secured the window frames to my fence with more screw eyes.  I think the windows help "dress up" this old, weathered privacy fence.  It's a grey and gloomy day, so the colors aren't as vibrant as they should be, but I hope you can get an idea.




Here is a picture of all the the furniture pieces together.  I had alot of fun building everything...thanks to the great plans from Ana White


I still have a few more projects to go and will share them with you as I complete them.  Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.  I enjoy your visits and your great comments!  Have a great weekend!!

Lesa

16 comments:

  1. Those are lovely! Very inviting patio! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party!

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  2. This looks great! I love the colors you chose for your patio furniture...looks clean and relaxing!

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  3. I agree with Jess the colors are great! Xo have a good weekend!

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  4. I love it! The bench looks great! Stopping by from Frugalicous Friday!

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  5. New Follower from Finding Fabulous. I love this idea!

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  6. Wow...that looks great. I thought for sure that the frames and glass were one unit, like a window. Nice.

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  7. <3 it...so creative and the colors are up my alley ;)

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  8. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Tine

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  9. What a clever idea, Lesa! Love the color blues that you chose, too. It really makes that area of your deck nice and cozy! :)

    xoox laurie

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  10. i love the classy color you've decorated with out there, what a fantastic space! love those stained glass, what a neat way to use them!

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  11. Wow, what a great job! I love your color scheme as well. I'm so impressed that you built most of your deck furniture. Amazing!!

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  12. Love this! I'm featuring it this week on Thrifty Thursday! :)

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  13. It looks great!! I love the blue and brown. Great job on all of that furniture building!!

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  14. love this idea. i would love for you to link it up at our party going on now!
    We are your newest followers,
    Amy
    www.Sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com

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  15. thanks so much for linking up!! we featured you today!!
    Amy

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  16. Fantastic idea, the bench looks te nuts....well done Driveways paving Essex

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