So, why not make your own old window picture frame? I think I will!
**Note, the large image below is actually not my own work, but that of a professional artist that my family purchased some time ago. The secondary image, beneath the large image is an example of a window picture frame that I made with a friend. The professional one looks prettier...as you'd expect, so that's why I'm showing it below.**
Step 1: Materials
- an old wooden window. In the bay area I know of no better place to get old wooden frames then Urban Ore just off Ashby Ave. in Berkeley. They have tons there, just watch out for the lead paint!
- backer board - could be masonite, foam board, or even cardboard, pretty much anything thin you've got lying around
- the artwork
- a matte cut to fit the artwork
- paint (if you want to repaint the frame)
- painters tape (if you want to repaint the frame)
- sandpaper (if you want to repaint the frame)
- razor blade and/or scraper (if you want to repaint the frame)
- glaziers points or finishing nails to seal the thing up
- picture hanging wire and wire mounting hardware to hang it
- brown paper to make it look like a pro job on the back