Window Picture Frame
Upcycle an old wood window into a wonderful outdoor picture frame.
Approximate Time: 2 days
- saw or jigsaw
- paint scraper
- sand paper
- paper towel
- window cleaner
- masking tape
- printer and ink
- laminate pouches
- lag bolts
- caulk (all weather)
- Remove the hardware if any on your window.
- Next you'll need to remove some of the frame in the back. So the window will rest firmly against the wall with no gaps for water to get in.
- Sand where you just cut, to remove any splinters and rough edges.
- Sand the whole frame to remove loss paint.
- Tape the window glass.
- Paint your desired color.
- Put hardware back on if you want to.
- Either create your own, or print off the computer like I did, I had 6 window panes so I choose to do separate warning signs.
- Carefully place each picture in a laminate pouch and seal it closed. I had to cut the pouch to size of the window so carefully measure it.
Our glass inserts were 10 x 10 inches.
- Tape the picture in place.
- Using a level and a pencil to mark a line across the top of the frame on the wall, measure down a few inches, I did 12 inches in each side for the holes.
- Drill 2 pilot holes, one on the left and on the right, then drill your frame.
- Screw in and it should hang straight.
Good luck and have fun.
By Lisa from Auburn Hills
April 21, 20110 found this helpful
Love it :D
thank you for the wonderful idea!
May 4, 20110 found this helpful
No problem. I love to stay busy.
May 16, 20110 found this helpful
Hi there. Love your Frame. I'd been wanting to do something with doors & windows for a while now,but needed to find one 1st. Well, I found a free Door (white), this weekend down the St. from my plot at the community garden on my way home! Free-the sign said-so I turned around & went & got it.I'll cut the door down near the bottom of the window that's on top & use it for my wall to put pictures in.Then use the rest to make a little side table for outside. Decoupage it & weather-proof it. The door also has the side moldings on it-I'm using those for the legs on the table, after cutting them down to size.Any leftover wood will probably go into my garden to be used for stakes.Thanks for sharing & happy crafting.
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