Revamp Old Window

Christmas is coming!!! Yay!!!

I love decorating for the holidays but when it comes to hanging stockings on our mantle it gets a little tricky.  The stockings never stay up and the kids end up using them to hide toys in. So this year I wanted to hang them somewhere different. I love the idea of using a fence post, click here to see this awesome one. The problem with that is I don’t have any fence posts lying around and it is still low enough for the cat and kids to terrorize. I thought hanging them on the wall would be a much better idea. My first thought was to use a piece of scrap wood but then I remembered that we have a few leftover windows from when we had our windows replaced.

Grab your window and lets get started. If you don’t have one check out antique stores, thrift shops, and yard sales. Here is mine, it’s not very pretty.

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Things you will need:

  • Old window
  • Hooks ( bought mine at Walmart for around $7)
  • Brackets to hang it on the wall
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint, primer and paint brush
  • Tape
  • Screw driver
  • Stencil, vinyl or paper to print words on

Now you want to clean any dirt off and sand it very well.

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After cleaning and sanding now its time for the fun part,,,painting. You can also stain it and keep the wood color. Prime your window first before painting or if you are feeling lazy like me, use and all in one. I also like the look of it because you can see some of the wood grain coming through.

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You may want to tape the glass so you do not get paint on it, I skipped this step because I like the way it looks.

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I had a helper, she loves to paint.

When you are done painting 1 to 2 coats let this dry and then you can add your writing to the glass. There are many ways to do this and most are better then what I did but I was eager to get this project started. You can use a stencil and paint or vinyl and just stick it on. I picked a font on a photo editor and printed it out.

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Then I taped the words on the back side of the  glass and traced them with paint. I used acrylic paint, you can also find glass paint and a local craft store.

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A few touch ups were needed.

Now attach your hardware. Place the hooks where you want them and mark with a pencil. I like to pre drill the holes then screw then in.

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Then you can attach your hanging brackets on the back. I am using brackets from an old picture we had in the garage.

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When you are done with that you can decorate it and hang it up. I added burlap, lights and a few ornaments to mine. I would love to see how you decorate yours. Please leave comments and questions below. Thank you for stopping by.

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Comments

  • j.burgess
    November 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    I’m going to make this. I just love all your ideas

    • Ashley Brown
      November 30, 2015 at 10:01 AM

      Thank you.

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