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New Window Panes

Ok, this may be more of a do as I say, not do as I do tutorial.  I started off by opening the large window in the back of our living room by adding simple curtains hung high on the wall and taking out the blinds. The new light is amazing!! But the windows needed a little something. So, I had seen several tutorials around the internet but (like an idiot) decided I could work it out on my own. This is where I started . . .


Window 1      Window 2

I used a dry erase marker to mark and draw guidelines. This is definitely a do-NOT-do. You’ll want to work out where you want your grid lines to go, of course, but this just doesn’t work well at all.


Window 5

I used 3M white vinyl electrical tape for my grid lines. And, what I didn’t count on, the vinyl is a bit stretchy so it makes following drawn lines basically impossible. I figured out pretty quickly a better way to do it. First measure where the lines should go across the top and on the side. Unroll a little more length than you’ll need as this will keep from stretching it while you put it in place. Then, carefully lay the line in place letting it fall straight before you press it in. The horizontal lines are a bit more difficult and I found that laying in one section at a time helps.


Window 7Window 8

I used my thumbnail to be sure to wiggle the line into place as needed and once the lines were good and straight I used a rubber spatula to squeegee out any air-bubbles.  Ahhh, one more project done and done.


DIY window panes


FYI- I have decided to continue this on our other windows in the front of the house but I plan to create a template to make it go much faster. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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-update: Hop over and see Deb’s windows, over at Seeking Lavender, turned out!


Linking up over at WOW us WednesdayMetamorphosis Monday and  The Scoop!


Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 03/30/2015 - 8:34 pm

Thank you! I’m hopping over now!

Lou Lou Girls - 03/30/2015 - 4:29 pm

This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 03/26/2015 - 9:33 pm

Thank you! I’ll be there!

Christie - 03/26/2015 - 2:02 pm

Thanks for sharing this awesome post at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. If you haven’t linked up this week, be sure to stop by. The party is still going on! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Christie ~ Sparkles of Sunshine

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 03/25/2015 - 8:26 am

Thank you for hosting!

Barb @ A Life in Balance - 03/24/2015 - 8:06 pm

Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

Jennifer (White Tulip Studio) - 02/25/2015 - 11:16 pm

Hi Deb,
Thanks for stopping by! I got mine from Amazon (the hot link will take you to the tape that I ordered). It’s the same thing as the black electrical tape that you can find just about anywhere but I had a tough time finding the white for the windows.

Deb - 02/25/2015 - 9:55 pm

Genius! I have been trying to figure out an easy way to do something similar to my windows at home. Where can I get this tape? Pinning!

@Seeking Lavender Lane

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