Old Window Frame to Message BoardDecember 23rd, 2012 in member junk
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
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