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« on: May 14, 2008 08:31:36 AM »

Here's my use for an old window frame (only one pane of glass remains)...very simple and pretty much free!

All I did was add some screw-eyes, thread some fishing line through them and add some clothes pins to hold my prints and finished artwork.

It works great for me and holds LOTS of stuff!  I hope you get inspired by it, thanks for looking!

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A couple close-ups of the high-tech hanging system:

« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008 08:35:51 AM »

What a great idea! It looks terrific. I'm inspired to go re-purpose something, now.

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 08:51:23 AM »

Fabulous idea. I love the clothes pins used too as I collect laundry related vintage stuff.

This idea could be used in an office or in a kitchen to hang small linens.

I don't thrift like I used to (I have plenty of stuff by now  Smiley ) but I'm going to keep this great idea in mind if I ever run across a window frame.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 11:45:55 AM »

I love that! I wish I had an old window now! Tongue
I guess I'll go with the inspire route though and see what I can come up with though. Thanks for the great idea! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008 09:13:07 AM »

Wish I had pics, but it's easy to imagine...

I had an old 6-pane window hanging around for awhile. I had removed the glass and began sanding it, preparing to paint, but when I saw the layers of white, cream, pale green, turquoise, and tan under all the last layer of white paint, I stopped sanding.

I put a clear-coat over all the wood, put some eyehooks along the top, and while it was drying, went through some photo albums.

I found pics of my hubby, and his sister and brother when they were kids, then more recent shots of them. I scanned them into my Photoshop, resized them, tinted the old photos sepia tone, and printed them out. I dug through my craft supplies and found 6 oval cut mats in white. I put the glass back into the window frame with a matted photo in each pane, kiddy pics in one row, adult pics in the other.

I wrapped it up and gave it to my (crafty) Mom-in-law for Christmas. She liked it so much, she cried! The perfect gift for a hard-to-buy-for person...

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008 01:12:52 PM »

i did sort of the same thing with a window.  i got an old six pane window and put pictures of my son from birth to six months, a month in each pane, and i will put months 6-12 in another one and display the two at his birthday party next month

i should have taken the time to remove , and sand, and replace the glass though... i was just too excited to start my project so i just pressure washed the loose paint off and painted ove what was left.

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 05:20:50 AM »

I'm a sucker for anything made out of windows, not sure why.
you did a nice job though, very nice!
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