Window Frame to Picture Frame

I decided I should do something else with the old window frame that I got at my Grandmother's house.

I've enjoyed this, but decided I wanted to change it.  I removed the lace, the one piece of wood left where a pane would have fit, and everything else from the frame.  Next, I stained the frame with some leftover stain, in golden oak.  I brushed it on with a foam brush.

The picture I attached to the frame was one bought several years ago.  It had fallen from the wall a couple years ago, breaking both the glass and the frame.  I tried to sell it in my yard sale last Friday, but it didn't sell.  Now I'm glad it didn't!!

To be honest, the picture was a little too small for the frame, but I came up with a way to keep that from showing.

I taped the picture to the back of the window frame, then covered that in brown painter's paper, by taping that on too, and stapeling in some spots.  Viola!  it worked!!  So here is the frame, all changed!!


I think it looks pretty good!  I don't have glass for the front, but that is fine with me.  I have several pictures without them, and like them just fine.

I removed everything below from the mantel, and redecorated using the "new" picture.


These are the other items on the mantel.

To the right of the picture is this faux grass, and Johnson Bros. plate.  On the left is fake hydrangeas, in a favorite pitcher.



So the mantel is very simple with only these items.  I know I will really enjoy it more because the frame is now where I can see it everytime I look up.  Guess you could say I have an antique window/picture frame!  

Of course moving the frame to the mantel left the entry table withough a focal point, so that had to be fixed!!

Here's what I did.

I moved the shutters from the mantel to the table, turned them to the blue side, added a couple plates, and a succulent, & lamp, and it's finished.


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