Old Antique Window Frame; DIY From Scrap Wood

I loved the idea of hanging an old window as wall art, with or without glass. There are so many creative ways to display them. Here are a few of my favorites for Spring.


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 Because I am not the only one who thinks this is a great idea, the price to pay for an old window is not cheap.

Even at Re-stores and second hand stores I was striking out. So the DIY wheels in my head started spinning 🙂

How could I make a window for $0…

and of course, out of pallet wood??

Well, I am here to tell you it was a piece of cake.

IMG_4357I started with 2 pieces of pallet boards 1″ x 3.5″ x 37″. I didn’t even care that they were pretty beat up, I was making an old window. I cut them in half length wise with my table saw and then 1 of the boards in half width wise. This gave me my frame. I drilled pocket holes in the ends, added a little wood glue and attached them.

IMG_4360Next, I cut another pallet board into fourths length wise for the inside of the frame. I was a little worried about the pocket holes on these boards but it worked great. Everything was square and tight.

IMG_4361After a little sanding it was looking great. I had a window! That only took minutes to build.

Now I was ready to make it look well loved.

IMG_4363 I spray painted all the edges with brown spray paint. Then I did the vaseline trick, which you can learn here. I painted it white and once the paint was dry, lightly sanded where I wanted it to look warn.


It was that easy!

IMG_5968It goes great with my spring decor.


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5 responses to “Old Antique Window Frame; DIY From Scrap Wood”

  1. I love it! It looks like the real deal!!

  2. SharonFromMichigan Avatar

    My church has a holiday green’s market every year around Christmas time. I’m going to use your idea of making a window frame from pallet and scrap wood to attach fresh greens wreaths & swags for our market. Thank you for posting this wonderful idea. Your idea will help many charities through our sale!

    1. That’s a great idea! Glad I could help 🙂

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