Upcycle Old Window Frame Into Suncatcher Hanger

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This has got to be one of the easiest projects I have ever done on an old window frame, anyone can do this !

First things first, clean and sand a window frame without glass! I had two without glass.

I used one outside on the front porch. I painted the frame yellow, then added an old wind chime. The wind chime was rusty and missing some pieces, so I just cleaned and painted the pieces to match the colors on the porch. Simple!

I was kind of stuck with the second one, I wanted something different. I looked at other up-cycled window frame projects but a lot of the same old stuff I've already done. Then I saw a beautiful peacock stained glass sun catcher hanging in a window and it clicked! I knew what I was going to do with the other frame. I have a lot of stained glass sun catchers for different seasons of the year, framing them would look great! So I painted the frame a dark red, hammered in a nail above each of the panes (6).

Put two hooks on the top...

Put two hooks in the window's outer casing so I could hang the old window frame in the window to catch the sun! I was going to use some chain but I didn't have the right color so I went with some very long hooks I have until I get some black chain.

The suncatchers hang perfectly!

Just leaning against the window. This is hanging from hooks.

I will change the sun catchers out for the different seasons. I will put summer one's in when I unpack summer decor this weekend !

I might add some scroll work in white paint to the frame later but for now I love the way the sun beams down on them . It certainly catches your eye when you walk in the room! I tried to get a better picture of them catching the sun but it just wasn't working.

Now that was easy work! Thanks for looking!

 out people!

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  • Wendy
    on May 28, 2017

    Would love to see what you have in mind Jennifer!
  • Debra McMenamin
    on Jul 15, 2018

    iv been thinking about doing this and you have just given me the inspiration and motivation I need, thank you!

    • Jennifer
      on Jul 15, 2018

      Oh that is so great to hear! Have fun and make what makes you happy! Inspiration is a motivator for me, sometimes all it takes is a color and I'm off and running until it's finished!

      Thank you Debra and would love to see what you come up with!

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