5 X 8 Window

I rescued this 5 x 8 window today. Any suggestions? I have a view-less patio with 2 hideous stucco walls. I also have a windowless living room. I was thinking I could put a mural/picture behind it, or mirrors. I live in earthquake country. So I would have to put a finish on it. How would I hang it?
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  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Oct 09, 2014
    Love your window.If you have blank walls,I would go with a mural.Then I would hang with a ledge on the bottom,securing the top also.I would then treat it as a window and hang curtains and valance to really make it look like a real window.
    • Karin L Karin L on Oct 09, 2014
      Thanks. Just may find a cool mural type pic. And possibly fill in with mirroring of some sort. BTW it's taken my somewhat patient very handy husband a little time to come around. He is giving me -permission- to hang it sideways, IF he can find the studs :-)
  • AvonelleRed AvonelleRed on Oct 09, 2014
    I would use an actual mirror, and just put clear shelf paper on the BACK of the mirror. That way, it's still going to hold together in case of an earthquake, but you still will have a lovely real mirror. There is glass in the window, right? If so, keep the glass in there, and just place it in front of the mirror to give it a little depth. If you then do as Funnygirl suggested, and get some curtains to hang on each side with a valance, then put a lamp nearby to reflect the light, it should look pretty great.
  • Jen R Jen R on Oct 09, 2014
    I created a board collecting ideas for old windows, some suggestions: http://www.hometalk.com/b/1731029/decor-ideas-old-window. I decided to paint on mine, like the sun post. (I need to get it up on a post!) I think it would make an awesome table, if you need a large table in your home. I think a mural or mirrors are great ideas. Mirrors would help in a smaller room.
  • Angie Forte Angie Forte on Oct 09, 2014
    Karin, a mirror would be beautiful behind it but I understand the risk with earthquakes. How about using plexiglass and Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint. Even doing the mercury glass (or antique mirror) method would be gorgeous without the risk of breaking.
  • Karin L Karin L on Oct 09, 2014
    I checked out your projects. Very cool. I really like the corks. For a future project.. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Lori Lori on Dec 21, 2014
    The mirror or spray sounds amazing but if you have birds in your patio area they tend to fly into mirror. Just a thought.
  • Garlene Horton Garlene Horton on Apr 28, 2015
    Put family pictures I On and hang on the wall
  • Barbara Ritchings Barbara Ritchings on Apr 28, 2015