First things first, clean and sand a window frame without glass! I had two without glass.
Upcycle Old Window Frame Into Suncatcher Hanger
This has got to be one of the easiest projects I have ever done on an old window frame, anyone can do this!
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!