I have several old windows of various sizes and shapes. I am always trying to find creative ways to use them. We recently removed a tapestry that we had hanging on our living room wall. I left the rod on the wall as I was planning to put something in the place of the tapestry. Searching through all of my treasures that I keep I came upon the old windows I have been saving. Because I love my hometown, Savannah, Ga, I decided that I was going to refurbish the window and put Savannah scenes in each window section. I love the outcome. The cost of the project was minimal as I already had most of the items I needed.
Turning an Old Window Into a Hanging Picture Frame.
This is the window before anything was done to it. All of the panes are painted black. It was ugly, to say the least.
A closer look at the ugly.
My first step was to get the paint off of the panes. I used a stripper to get off the panes and then I sanded the frame. I sanded both front and back of the frame.
My next step was to paint the frame. As I looked at the frame I felt that something was missing. I decided to distress the frame to give it a little more personality. So sorry that I did not take a close up after the distressing was done. It can be seen on the final product.
Next step was to hang the finished product.
This and the following pictures show the total project completed and hung. I am so happy with how it turned out.
- Old window (Had in stash of goodies)
- Hand sander
- Fine grit sand paper
- Black high gloss latex enamel paint
- Black decorative chain
- Black decorative hooks
Published August 24th, 2017 11:27 AM
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