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

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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Refreshing Your Silks

Did you know your silk flower arrangements need to be refreshed? Over time they get worn and dusty, and when they do that is the perfect time to bring them into Janeen Home Decor!

Janeen Dried sconceJaneen will take your arrangement apart, clean everything from the pot exterior and interior, wash the silks she can, replace the items, and then put it together again so your display is refreshed and even more attractive than before!



Decorating Chandeliers for Spring

February is a great month at Janeen Home Décor. Spring is springing up all over the store! We have so many new items that get me really excited about the upcoming season – everything turning green again, a beautiful spectrum of color as flowers bloom, and even the change of colors in our wardrobes.

I’ve been looking forward to decorating for the Easter season all winter long! I love the pastels and the promise of spring the decorations bring. I’ve started adding small touches of spring and Easter in the store. Nothing is safe, including our chandeliers. I love adding special details to chandeliers because it is an area of the room often forgotten when decorating.


Janeen Decorates Chandeliers










I’ve added a strand of Easter eggs and greenery to this piece. It adds dimension and color to an otherwise bland area of a room. I even added the bottles for a touch of whimsy, great for any dining room. They add color and bling to this lovely chandelier.


Janeen Decorates Chandeliers









On this chandelier, I added a floral arrangement that compliments the colors of the Easter eggs. I love adding the eggs where the candles or lights would normally go. It is such a fun, unexpected way to add a touch of spring to your dining room.


Decorating chandeliers is a great way to add cheer and color to your dining room! It is especially helpful for those who love decorating, but don’t have a table large enough for centerpieces. If you would like Janeen to come decorate your home for spring, call or stop by to schedule a time for your home transformation.

Looking Forward to 2013

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to count our many blessings. Morgan and I have so much to be thankful for. We love coming to the shop every day because of the great people we work with and the wonderful customers and friends we serve.

I am happy to report that we are seeing a new sense of optimism that has been missing for the last few years. Our clients, fellow merchants and vendors all confirm that same feeling. Things are getting better and people are again having fun with their homes. If you have a new project coming up, I am ready to help you with any home decorating needs you may have, just give me a call.

We are going to market in a few weeks and will be looking for great items that are beautifully made and are a good value for our clients. We are constantly looking for products that feature quality workmanship, great design and good value.

My passion is interior design and composition. It shines through in the way the store is constantly changing with the flow of new merchandise, yet it is always interesting and inspiring. I hope that my excitement shows through to you, our customers.

We’ve had a lot of fun with the Janeen Home Décor website, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. We have a lot of great events, special sales and classes coming up this year and will do our best to keep you informed through our many outlets. You can even sign up to receive our newsletters.

We just have gotten started with our online store; check it out at and you will find a lot of fun stuff at great prices. We’ve enjoyed picking out fun, special items for our customers to add to their homes. It has also afforded us a unique opportunity to meet up with people who have never been to our shop!

As I said, we have much to be thankful for. We look forward to seeing what 2013 holds for Janeen Home Décor and all of our customers. Thank you for a wonderful 2012! We hope that you and yours have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!

-Janeen O’Brien

Corkcicles are here!

Janeen Home Decor is selling Corkcicles! We have multiple colors and are fully stocked up! Corkcicles are a fun gift idea for anyone who enjoys entertaining. Not only do they make great gifts, Oprah herself handpicked and added them to her 2012 Favorite Things list! What a seal of approval!

To use, you simply put the Corkcicle in the freezer for two hours. Pour a glass of wine and insert the Corkcicle. It will keep your white wine chilled for up to two hours or bring red wines up to their perfect temperature.

When looking for your own Corkcicle, remember that you can pick one up at Janeen Home Decor in downtown Geneva, IL or at Shop in your pajamas! You can even order online and pick up in the store to guarantee you will get one of these hot ticket items. Either way you chose to shop, be sure to get one fast before our inventory melts away!

Holiday Open Houses 2012

Exciting things are afoot! Janeen Home Décor is gearing up for the holiday season with a two weekend open house. We will be having specials and demonstrations, including a trunk show with Pat who creates all of the F.I.G. Candles we sell and Rachel with the Green Queen. We hope you make time to swing by and enjoy the beginnings of the holiday season.

Check out all of our exciting events and offers below:

October 26
F.I.G. Candle Trunk Show
Meet Pat, the artisan who creates all the wonderful fragrances and candles that make
the holidays so special.
Christmas wreathes & garlands are 10%, off today only.

October 27
All Christmas ornaments are 10% off, today only.

October 28
All Christmas tree trimmings are 10% off, today only.

November 2
The Green Queen Trunk Show: 2 – 6 pm
Rachel will have a fresh new collection of unique handmade scarves, texting mittens and leg warmers. Pine cone mistletoe & Christmas stockings are 10% off, today only.

November 3
Janeen’s Famous Bows
Our designers will be creating beautiful holiday bows, have yours created while you wait. Free labor on custom bow making today only. Limit 3 per customer.
All bolts of holiday ribbons are 10% off, today only.

November 4
All pre-made Christmas arrangements and centerpieces are 10% off, today only.

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Holiday Services by Janeen Home Decor

It may only be October, but here at Janeen Home Décor, we are preparing for the holidays. You may be asking yourself, “Why so early??” The biggest reason is because our holiday home decorating is in such demand! In our store, it is fall, but our schedule is reading November and December! Our home decorating services are in high demand because of how convenient it makes the season for our customers. Nothing relieves stress the holidays bring like Janeen and her team taking care of all of the holiday decorations.

Signing up for Janeen Home Décor’s holiday decorating includes so many things. You can have the home interior of your dreams in one day!  Your home will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland using a combination of your decorations and custom garlands, arrangements and bows made by Janeen. Janeen will remake any area of your home. If you are having a dinner party, the focus should be the dining room table. Janeen and staff can make a beautiful seasonal table scape as your loved ones gather together to share a meal. Hosting the holidays this year? Janeen can add special touches in each room to wow your friends and family. No space is too big or too small!

If you are interested in our holiday home decorating, please make sure to sign up as soon as possible. Our calendar is already filling up! Please call and ask about availability and pricing. We would love to answer your questions and make your holiday decorating dreams come true!

Let us help you refresh you Christmas décor from seasons past. Bring in your “worn” wreathes or arrangements and we can “dress them up”.