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Design Tips | How to Repurpose An Old Window Into A Vintage Coatrack


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It is always great to find a new use for something old. It is the green thing do, and when you’re done you have an interesting object with a good story.

I probably got this idea originally from Pinterest. Isn’t it amazing the creative projects you can find there? These wooden windows came out of remodeled home in Park Ridge, and are probably 75 years or older.

The Kane County Flea Market is a wonderful source for old window frames. The window frames can be filled with cork board, blackboard or key hooks to create a message center in the entryway.  The possibilities are endless.

Finished up purposed windowFor this project we decided to add glass mirror to the top three frames and large coat hooks on wood slats to the bottom frames. It will look great in the mud room.

 

 

 

 


 

1.  Carefully remove the old glass and clean up the frame.

2. Attach the picture hanger hardware to the backside so it will be easy to hang on the wall when finished.

 

Window frame ready for painting3. Fill in the lower frames with wood slats. We used wood from a used pallet.

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the window frame4. This is the easiest time to paint the frame. We used an interior latex paint, and distressed it with a little sand paper.

 

 

 

 

 

Tapping in the points to hold the mirror in place.5. Install the mirrors. We had them cut to size. Mirror glass is very inexpensive at Lowe’s. You buy a larger piece of mirror, and they will custom cut it at no extra charge. Back the mirror with cardboard and hold it in place with window points.

 

 

 

Attaching the coat hooks6. Add the coat hooks and it is ready to hang your project.  

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Mirror Coat Rack

 


 

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