Old Window Frame to Message Board

December 23rd, 2012 in member junk     
alittlebitjunky alittlebitjunky, member
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This window frame is from my early childhood home, that was torn down when my parents built new. Years later, I found it and knew instantly it was my next project. It had so much potential that I had a hard time deciding what to do, finally I landed on the idea of creating a message board and backpack rack for the kiddos. I replaced the glass with sheet metal painted with a several coats of chalkboard paint and simply white-washed the frame.

My heart has a soft spot for stars, so when I saw these Amish made star hooks,I was, well, hooked! The frame is kind of heavy, especially with the sheet metal, and then with the added weight of backpacks, I knew it was going to need to be secured very well. The frame is screwed directly into the wall and studs. It's has held up like a champ!

The kids especially love that they can write themselves reminders on there or even hang a note or work page with magnets! To this day it remains one of my favorite projects I've done!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa Carter
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, fun, frame, entry, mudroom, coat rack

Comments (4)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: This project is great in that it came from a your childhood home and now encourages new memories. ~Mary~ Posted: 7:02 pm on January 1st
gadgetsponge writes: Way to keep the memories alive and to encourage new ones. Very nice project. Posted: 7:08 am on December 27th
Dianne549 writes: What a great idea! I imagine it works well for messages from you to the kids too! And a great handmedown! Keep up the great work. Posted: 4:51 pm on February 24th
ninnarae writes: I love this great looking project, even more so because you were able to use something from your childhood home! Posted: 8:44 am on February 24th
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