I bought this salvaged old window frame at an antique store in Upland knowing I was going to repurpose it into a towel rack.
There was no glass on the window frame so the hard part was already done (phew). I did leave the original lock hardware on because I love looking at the patina and rust. Don't you? It just shows it's age.
My husband cut out three wooden boards for me to fill in the window frame. I stenciled the middle frame to make it look like it came from a Bed & Breakfast (that was the look I wanted for my bathroom) and the two outside frames I painted with chalkboard paint. I was going to draw "Mr" and "Mrs", one for each chalkboard but decided last minute on just putting metal plaque numbers on it (I'm obsessed with numbers).
Then I just installed three hooks and mounted it on the wall.
You can find salvaged windows everywhere now, even at yard sales (I've bought a couple for $2). I've seen some repurposed into a chalkboard signs, message boards, picture frames, etc. The possibilities are endless.
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