Introduction

woman hangs picture frame on wall
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Who> Leslie Geesaman
Where> Fairhill, Md.
What> Reworked a double-hung to display vintage shapshots.

You, my fellow salvage junkies, never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Take Leslie Geesaman, whose window-turned-picture-frame is shown above.

Pained at the thought of a charming wood double-hung ending up in a landfill, Leslie’s contractor husband lugged the window home from a job site. And in true TOH fashion, Leslie put it to good reuse. Her idea: Mount photos behind the wavy-glass divided lights and hang the sashes side by side on the wall. Read on for the how-to on a window picture frame inspired by Leslie’s.
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    Tools List

    • chisel-tip paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      (or rag) for sealing the finish
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Ruler
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
      or paper cutter
    • wirestripper
      Pliers

    Shopping List

    Polyurethane to seal painted sashes

    Beeswax to coat bare-wood sashes

    Window cleaner

    Photo mats precut to fit the photo sizes2-inch paper tape for framing

    2 eye hooks

    Picture wire