Backwards by Suzanne

Selah, Washington · 0 Sales


Backwards by Suzanne

Selah, Washington 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Suzanne Matthews

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Suzanne Matthews

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Last updated on January 21, 2012
Welcome All! I am a self-taught artist and have a knack for painting in reverse ~:o) I paint antique wood sash windows in a backwards style of a conventional artist, which is a technique that has been around for hundreds of years. The painting’s colors are intensified but mistakes are unforgiving and each cherished painting is a one of a kind original. Each window is different, some hand multiple panes, some have old metal latches, and some very old windows even have bubbles in the glass. Every wall in my home is filled with painted windows and my favorite is always the one that I am working on! Knowing that I help the environment by keeping these vintage windows out of the landfill is a wonderful bonus. My hope is each one will become a family keepsake enjoyed for generations to come. I load the windows into my truck haul them to my little farm. I clean repair and prepare each for that next magical step... Each window seems to have its own personality and after many hours of TLC, lots of paint they turn into a wonderful, unique creation...

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I am the only one that is creating and producing, packing & shipping these pieces so depending on how many orders are coming in, it will take between 2 to 5 business days before I am able to ship them out to you. I mark them as such in the invoice, once they have been shipped. I ship Fed Ex First class unless you contact me for different arrangements.
First Class Fed Ex takes on average of 2- 5 days. This is not guaranteed. I do track shipping with in the USA but not outside the USA. If you need an item sooner, please contact us before you purchase and we will make arrangements for shipping charges accordingly.
Anything shipped outside of the USA so far I can just ship to Canada the item will only be shipped via First Class Fed Ex, which could take 10 days to 2 weeks

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Insurance is not included in the predetermined shipping fee, but if you would like to add it, then I would be glad to edit the sale to include the cost of insurance.
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In the case of a return or exchange, all shipping costs are non-refundable and are the responsibility of the buyer. I will refund the money when the item is returned to me in its unopened package.
If your purchase has arrived broken or damaged, Please let me know right away. I will replace it. I do my best to package things so that they arrive safely.
I am not responsible for items lost during shipping. I do not reimburse for lost packages. If you would like shipping insurance, you must contact me prior to purchasing your item.
Please, if any of the above happens, or something else disappoints or frustrates you, contact me before leaving feedback so we can work it out thanks.
Additional policies and FAQs
My windows are painted with acrylic paints directly onto the glass in a reverse fashion it is susceptible to damage by moisture and direct sunlight. I do have quite a few paintings on the outside of my home that are well protected under the eve of my home and I have one on our chicken coop all are well protected from rain & snow & out of the direct sunlight. I do put on numerous coats of paint and a couple of final heavy paint coatings that helps to prevent any damage from occurring. If it is well cared for it will last for many Years to come.

My hand made items may have variances in color or finish, which builds upon the character of the one of a kind original art pieces.