How to Make a Window-Sash Picture Frame
Reader Leslie Geesaman's clever reuse of a salvaged window inspires an easy way to display art and photos
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.
Make a Window-Sash Picture Frame
Figuring that many of you would love a picture frame like Leslie's for your home, I set about gathering the materials and creating a step-by-step. First, I found a window: a 1920s casement with six panes. Then I hit the craft-supply store. Rather than mounting my photos directly behind the glass, I picked up precut sage-green mats to add more depth.