10 Uses for Sash Chains
Keep scraps handy after your easy upgrade is complete for these smart home tricks
This old-window upgrade can be rigged for a range of other home needs. Hang on to these ideas for when you have remnants on hand.
Fasten a length of chain to the wall and insert small S-hooks into the links. From these, hang items such as hand tools, door keys, and bungee cords.
Trim out a plain shade, top and bottom, with handsome steel links.
Slide lengths into the bottom hems of the panels to keep them from blowing around.
Link the top of the garbage can to a handle so that it never goes missing.
Using C-shaped sash-chain hooks, attach four equal pieces to the handles of a colander. Line it with landscape fabric, hang from a ceiling hook, and plant your fave flavorings.
Try this in a vaulted-ceiling foyer or to give kids a better view in a bathroom. Fasten 6-inch pieces of chain to the frame's top corners. Slip the chain ends onto hooks anchored in studs; add a picture rail along the frame's lower edge to prop it in place.
To avoid tangles behind the TV, open and flatten links, then mold with pliers to form arch-shaped brackets (below); trap coaxial cable beneath the arches against the wall, and secure with flat-head brads.
Whip the surface with a chain or scratch it with a balled-up handful.
Get creative with wall art. Screw the ends of a long chain to a frame's top corners, and suspend it by the resulting inverted V.
Screw rows of twisted chain to a board on wedges. Put it by the door for de-mucking muddy boots.