this morning as i was browsing the internet, after cooking pumpkin pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage, i stubbled across the cutest snowman painted window via miss effie’s diary.


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via here and here


to be honest with you, i’m not a big fan of snowmen and santas. i know, i know … blasphemy. but they’re just too literal for me. especially plush snowmen and santas. agh. with that being said, i actually really like this snowan painted window. go figure.


so i did what i normally do when i’m insipred.  i stopped what i was doing, dishes still on the counter from breakfast, ran downstairs, found an old window i’d been saving for such a project (don’t worry i have two more just like it), grabbed my paints, ran back upstairs and sat in the middle of the kitchen floor.


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i hadn’t painted in a really long time, so it was almost therapeutic. i actually love the smell of that acrylic craft paint in those little bottles. reminds me of simpler times. pre-internet internet times.


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while the glass on the window is a bit dirty (i think there are two pieces of glass sandwiched together and there is dirt in between), the window is in great shape and has this amazing little handle on it. and, to be honest,  i actually don’t mind the dirty glass and paint splatter. adds character.


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and here he is! so now i have a snowman as part of my holiday decor. but he’s mine own creation, so i kinda love him.


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and he matches my walls. thanks for the inspiration miss effie!!

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  • Deedrie at

    It’s EXCELLENT! You did a great job!

  • KatiePerk at

    that is adorable!

  • Mrs. Adventure at

    Awww I love it, sounds just like me (you know since I drop everything I’m working on to start a new project)

  • Jen@Notes From the Heartland at

    Wow! You’re such an artiste.

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    Love it, Michael. And I totally tagged the same photo on Miss Effie’s this morning. But, I didn’t make time to do it yet. You are inspiring me.

  • Sharon@Sharon at Home at

    Very cute idea …. looks great on your mantle.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  • Miss Effie at

    Isn’t that as cute as that can be??? Julie (the artist) is incredibly talented and I am honored to have her sell in my little shop!

    Stop by the blog anytime … there is always a cup of tea for you!

  • jen @ homeinthecountry at

    Such a cute idea! And I’m super-impressed with your painting skillz! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Cindy at

    That is WONDERFUL!!! I love it, it makes me want to run out and find an old window to paint! But, unfortunately, I don’t have one waiting in my basement, ack, I will have to fix that.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for showing us what you did.
    Hugs, Cindy

  • Kristen at

    Looks amazing! I want one..

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