Old white window frame

June 4th, 2009 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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Found this window frame a couple weeks ago. I LOVE white chippy paint!!!

There's no glass in the frame, but the frame itself seems pretty sturdy. I keep looking at it knowing that it could be something great, but I cannot decide what to with it. I don't think it'd look right hanging on the wall as it is because all my walls are white too (my house is rented).  .  .

I feel like I have writer's block but instead of writing I can't think of a good Junkmarket idea-

Junk-Bunked???? My new phrase for this problem


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Comments (9)

pocosnumber writes: These are my favorite ones to use for coat/hat racks. They are not to heavy as the glass is already gone. I sand, repaint and then attach 3-4 hooks at the bottom and then add appliques as desired. Posted: 4:30 am on August 15th
SpacyTracy writes: I make chalkboards, mirrors, wall hangings, coldframes, tables, planter boxes, photo frames and photo collages along with a few other things all out of old wood windows. check out my website (still under construction though, but soon to be finished, hopefull this Sunday 6/14/09) Through the Looking Glass Garden www.throughthelookingglassgarden.com I specialize in old wood windows in the crafty sense. My boyfriend works for a window retrofit company and we get windows pretty much weekly. Posted: 10:42 pm on June 10th
suewhitney writes: Junk-bunked...great term. Looks like you've gotten some great suggestions from all of these fabulous JMS members. Make sure you show us what you decide to do!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:58 am on June 6th
bluejean writes: I use old windows to make message boards. I put in either reclycled cork board, metal, or paint chalkboard paint on a piece of wood cut to fit the opening. Secure with glazing points. If you want a finished look you can nail chipboard over the back to hide your construction. Attach sawtooth hangers and you are ready to go. (You can check out my message boards at repurposedantiques.etsy.com if you want to see what they look like finished.) Posted: 3:17 pm on June 5th
GrandBear writes: GREAT FRAME! You could take wire or jutestring or rope and wrap around the frame. Start with whatever you choose, tie knot on the top of one corner, the frame is lengthwise, right to left, go to the bottom BUT PUT wire INSIDE the bottom of frame, wrap around frame edge, pull up, go to top of frame and again GO INSIDE the frame, wrap around top frame edge, keep on with this in and out... etc...until you have wire/rope wrapped around the whole frame, and pushed tight together. Place hooks on back side, and hang it up near your door to use for letters, notes, pictures whatever. The wire/rope woven tight together makes a great way to slide pictures, mail, notes,whatever in and out. If you don't have a space long enough for east/west hanging.... hang it the other way. Posted: 3:48 pm on June 4th
Christina_S writes: You can build a small shelf to go behind it and use this as the facing, you could even make it hinged and cover the opening with chicken wire. You can attach reclaimed wood into the opening and attach pot holders for terracotta pots and plant in them, or you can attach cut water bottles to plant in, or one/two small crates to hold kitchen or bathroom items. You could put mesh in the opening and hang on the wall as an earring holder.

Hope you have fun with what ever project you come up with, this is a great window frame! Posted: 2:40 pm on June 4th
italianpeasant writes: HI, SOMETHING SIMPLE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, I USUALLY USE 4 PANED WINDOWS, BUT THIS ONE WILL WORK; LAY IT IN YOUR GARDEN & PLANT HERBS IN IT WITH AN OLD HAND SHOVEL HALF IN THE GROUND AS IF YOU'LL GET BACK TO GARDENING :) GIO Posted: 1:53 pm on June 4th
junkylife writes: Hey there. Love the old window frame. You could get glass cut for pretty cheap to make it into a table, or go ahead and hang it on the wall, and then hang pictures in the middle of it. Or, get a mirror to put in it. Posted: 12:41 pm on June 4th
jillruth writes: Ha! Junk-Bunked---I've been there-just didn't know what to call it! Posted: 9:16 am on June 4th
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