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15 August 2012

Old Window to Picture Frame

A few weeks ago, my uncle found a couple of old windows in our barn. (Remember my post about restyling the junk cupboard I found in my basement? Yeah, "finding" things that you never knew existed on your own property are just part of life on an old farm).

My uncle thought that the windows looked like something artistic could be made out of them, and thought that I would be a good person to accomplish the artistic-making. I love that my family thinks of me that way!


Here's what the window started out like. Yes, there is one cracked pane, but it doesn't seem likely to fall out soon, and I think the crack just adds character. I loved all the small panes of glass, and decided that this window was the perfect way to display eight pictures--one on each pane!


Here's what I ended up with, after scraping and painting the frame a light blue/aqua. The glass is textured rather than clear, so I just used painter's tape to tape the photos to the front of the glass. It works pretty good so far, and I love my new frame! And no, I don't intend to keep it outside, but the hanging it on the wall part is Angel's job. All jobs that involve hammers are his job.


I love that I get to have this picture on the wall now! And don't you love that textured glass? I don't think it would be very useful in a window at all, but for a decoration, it's awesome!

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Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

I've been wanting an old window for a long time! Looks great! I've even seen where a picture lands just right in the frame and you can do a HUGE picture in the frame. Does that make sense?

Katie Cook said...

how cool that you live on an old farm with SO many treasures afoot! it's like your own trove of gems or pirate's booty, haha! love it...you are creative girl:) love Katie

Veronica Lee Burns said...

great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is beautiful, Rachel. Great job, and I absolutely love the color of the frame!

Joslin said...

I would have never thought to do that, you're so creative! It looks amazing!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

This is so beautifully done! I love it!

Donna Wilkes said...

I love windows of all sorts. This one is so special with the memories you have preserved! PLUS you chose my favorite color to paint it.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Sarah said...

This is such a cute idea! I would love for you to share this at my link party going on now:
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/08/share-it-link-party-25.html

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

Great idea and you executed it perfectly!

Tori Grant said...

Wow! This turned out great!I've been wanting an old window pane!! Thanks for linking up!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

I want an old window so bad. I do love the textured glass.

Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursdays.

xoxo
Denyse