Post # 1
Well, $24 and 1 1/2 hours later, our seating chart is complete! I am so happy with how it turned out. I started out with a light brown, two pane window I bought at the Habitat Restore for $20 (sorry, no pics, my phone pics got erased). I then bought thin wood molding and cut it down, painted everything black and glued them to the window.
Lastly, I bought a white paint pen and then traced the names onto the frame (printed in Brush font and taped to the back).
I would like to consider this a pinterest success….one of only a few 🙂
Post # 3
LOVE IT. I have actually never seen this before, it’s a great idea.
Post # 4
@nooraalj: Thank you! I came across it on a blog and really wanted to have it. I found some on ETSY, but they were charging between $80 and $100 before shipping. It was super easy and it fits our theme perfectly. 🙂
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That looks awesome!! This is/was my favorite way to display a seating chart! It turned out fabulous!
Post # 11
Great job… not everyone can pull off a DIY with such finesse… you should give yourself a BIG PAT on the back.
Post # 12
@This Time Round:
Thank you bees! I am so excited for guests to see it 🙂
Post # 13
@bmo88: LOVE – this is a pinterest item I’m also planning on doing – I had no idea where to find a window though! Never thought of the habitat restore! I really didn’t want to buy a new one, kind of defeats the purpose of the vintage look.
Is your writing permanent? I was thinking I’d use a white dry erase marker for mine so I could wipe it off if I made a mistake or wanted to resuse it. i hadn’t thought of using a paint pen.
Post # 14
Love this! I’ve seen these before but couldn’t figure out how to make it happen. We’re having 18 tables so all I could think was “where am I going to get an 18 pane window?” Didn’t even occur to me to make it myself! And I love that you traced the names. My handwriting is terrible.
Post # 15
@MsGinkgo: The marker is “permanent” but could easily be scraped off with a razor blade without damaging the glass.
The Habitat Restore had lots of old window frames ranging from $10 to $30. They also had the thin molding for the window pane pieces for $1.50.
@MrsSmitty: Thank you! I would recommend getting two window panes and added the thin molding pieces like I did to make the number you need. You could use extra openings for pictures or a message or quotes. My handwriting is terrible too, so tracing made it so much easier!
Post # 16
Awesome job! It looks great!