Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Repurposed Window + Hanging Pictures

This window frame project actually happened after I accidentally broke the glass when we were moving last year.  It was originally hanging up in our first home with a couple of other windows on either side of it.  

I had seen a similar hanging picture display in the Pottery Barn catalog, but it was a bit out of my price range.  After staring at my broken window for a couple days I thought I could fix it up to look like the Pottery Barn display that I admired so much.   

Sidenote:  The windows were used in our wedding and my mom later gave them to me to decorate our home with. (Thanks Mom!)
The one in the back middle is the window that I used to make this project with.  

It was very easy to make- I just screwed in some eye hooks on the inside of the frame and then used twine and clothes pins to hold up the pictures.  To hang the window frame we used eye hooks and wiring on the back.

Check out your local flea markets or antique shops to find these types of window frames.  There are so many fun ways to use old windows so buy a few when you find them! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love it! There's an old farm window at home that I've wanted to do a similar project with but I haven't been able to get it down here. Do you follow any of these blogs?,, I think you'd like them!