Monday, September 6, 2010

Window turned picture frame

A few months ago, Tim watched the kids while a friend took me on a fun afternoon of antique shopping. When I came home and showed Tim our new prized possession, an old beat up window, he thought I was nutso.  And when I told him I actually paid money for it, I think he about fell on the floor.  I tried to explain my vision for it to him.  I told him I wanted to fill it up with black and white pictures and use it as a giant picture frame for over our couch.  He just didn’t get it, but being the supportive husband that he is, he let me do my thing.

It took me a few months to get it all done, but here it is hanging over our couch, just like I envisioned.  It was actually pretty easy to hang (I say that even though Tim was the one hanging it).  The window’s hinges already had screw holes in them, so all he had to do was put screws through them into the wall.  And the hinges actually just lined right up to the studs in our wall.  Pretty simple if you ask me! 

I think it might look better moved down a little bit closer to the couch, but I am a little concerned the old paint could have lead in it, so I don’t want the kids messing with it at all.  I figured having it a bit higher up would hopefully help keep their fingers off of it.



I found out that the window is actually from a house that was destroyed in Katrina.  Kinda cool history, huh?



We really like it.  Even Tim agrees that it’s pretty cool and unique.



So, what do you think my little blog reading friends?  Do I get a thumbs up?


  1. I love reading your blog. and your pics are fantastic!

  2. You get two thumbs way up! I love it! I'm now hooked on Young House Love thanks to you, but I think you're some stiff competition for them!

  3. I would follow Amy on this and say you get three thumbs up...being seeing as how we only have two thumbs...its probably appropriate I go w/ just two! hehe! It looks awesome :)

  4. I give it 4 thumbs, two from me and 2 from Peyton! I love the window frame. pillows, lamps...I love it all! If I move up there you will have to help me decorate with style....according to Erich, I have none in the decorating dept. I also agree your pics are great!

  5. Love it! I saw the other frame like it last week and started to get it to do the same thing. I still might if I can't find a painting I like to fill a void I have.

  6. Found this post through Pinterest and I have a question: how did you attach the photos to the back of the window panes? Thanks!

  7. Can you tell me if you just taped the picture to the window frame or ? I've got an old window also, it's a 6 pane window, more vertically than yours...actually it's square. I've been wanting to know how to adhere the pictures...see them on all kinds of crafty sites.

  8. Llyn444 I did just tape the pictures to the back of the window. My pics were big enough that I could tape them to the wood around each individual window, so you can't see the tape from the front. Does that make sense? I have since read about people using clear photo corners (like what you would use for scrapbooking or in a photo album) to stick pictures to the backs of the window. I hope that helps!

  9. Hi i loved your idea! where did u get this window? I so wanna do something similar in a hallway.