I love old windows. Any kind of craft that involves an old window, I’m in! Last summer, we were cleaning out my grandmother’s old garage when I found this old window, and she said I could have it:
It was quite a hassle to get this bad boy clean, but I finally did it with a little powerwashing and some good scrubbing. Then I took it home, taped it off, and spray painted it. It would have been just as easy to use a brush and some acrylic paint, but I had the spray paint available and I’m all for easy.
It didn’t bother me that there were a few spots here and there, because I planned on using some sandpaper to rough it up a little (It is an old window, after all). Once I sanded off just enough paint to make it look cool. :) Then, I decided I wanted some hooks on the bottom, so I ran to walmart and bought three silver hooks.
I measured the length, divided it by three, and screwed in my hooks.
After that was finished, I found a few pieces of scrapbook paper and taped them inside each pane. After awhile, I got bored with that, so I printed out some 8x10 photos that I took in Germany when I went for Christmas a few years ago, and put those in front of the scrapbook paper. This is the final product:
I would suggest finding some studs and using heavy duty wall hanging hardware, as windows are very heavy and I’ve had this thing come crashing down once. This thing is huge and takes up a big chunk of wall, but all-in-all I am very happy with it. If you have any questions or comments, be sure to click the comment link below and leave me some words!