Step 2: Measure the panes

woman prepares window
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Figure out how big your mats need to be by measuring the window panes. Jot down the length and width from the center points of the surrounding muntins, as mats will overlay the woodwork.
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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