How can I put pictures in these 2 old windows?

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Will u give me ideas for putting pic's in one of the windows...specifically my sons from K-12th gradesWill try to send u pic's of the windows....only using 1.....going to.try stenciling on whichever one isn't used...

q i acquired 2 old windows

Luv the look of this 1....already looks distressed, but, willing to try out anything on it!!

q i acquired 2 old windows

This 1 has longer panes it's around 24 across, & 32 down

q i acquired 2 old windows

This one is thicker, but, has the same ## of panes...6......

It's around 27 across & 32 down

I appreciate any ideas u throw my way! And please be specific, I am average on doing D.I.Y. projects^^ TY again🤩

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  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 27, 2019

    Hi Christine: What a great idea! You can get the pictures blown up to fit the windows, get matting to go around the pictures. On the back, get a piece of cardboard the entire size of the window. Place your pictures in the 'frames' and then put the cardboard on the back of the window and use thumbtacks to keep it on the frame. Since this is going to be heavy, and if you are going to hang it, I'd suggest putting little picture hangers, with the wire, on the back sides, about 6" from the top. This is a wonderful idea:) Good luck

  • Megan Megan on Feb 27, 2019

    Chalk paint will adhere great to the glass window!!


  • Dee Dee on Feb 28, 2019

    Buy the real tiny clothes pens, glue on glass and clip picture in. So easy to change out the pictures, or you can string wire, (or twine) across each row and put the clothes pens on that, or buy some clips and glue on the glass, rather than the clothes pens.

  • Herman Herman on Feb 28, 2019

    Hi...just a note...they used to put asbestos in the caulk around windows. A friend owned a hardware store and would go to people's homes and replace windows. Later in life, he developed a lung disease related to the asbestos. I only bring this up so you are aware of the material you might have. Usually, they say if you don't disturb it, it shouldn't be a problem.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 28, 2019

    I would clean up the windows and paint the frames. Then I would get picture mats for the window part. You can find premade ones at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. You can insert the pictures. Then get poster board for the back and hang on hooks that are good for the weight of the window.

  • Alberta Coulter Alberta Coulter on Feb 28, 2019

    I haven't finished it yet, but I'm working on an old window I have. I removed all the glass and distress painted it. Then drew some pictures to fit in the top three panes. I put the panes back in after putting the pictures in. The bottom three will be mirrors as soon as I can find some 8x10 mirrors to put in them. I plan to put a variety of hooks on the sash part for keys etc. and it will go in my kitchen. If you don't draw, use 8x10 photos or pictures in the top three panes.

  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 28, 2019

    I did this project with an old window that I distressed . I had thin wood behind the window an glued the pictures to the wood. It turned out so nice! Look on Pinterest, they have so many nice ideas!! :)

  • Ruth Ruth on Mar 03, 2019

    We had a couple old windows like those. We went to a glass store and had them cut mirrors to fit the openings. Gave one to our daughter. She loves it hanging in her kitchen.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 04, 2019

    Hi Christine, here is a link with lots of ideas, if you are worried about asbestos, or buy the proper protective gear to wear while removing it

    https://www.homedit.com/repurpose-old-window-frames/

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