Step 6: Glaziers Points

Glaziers points can be purchased at any framing shop, and also at most major craft stores.  They are simple little push-pin like devices that hold the artwork and backboard inside a frame.  

They can be pushed into position around the artwork using a glaziers point tool, or by some other hard object, like an aluminum bracket, which is pictured below.

Once the points are in you can use brown paper and more double stick tape to cover and seal the back of the frame.  This is optional, and doesn't effect the finished product at all, but if you're giving it as a gift it can really class things up a bit.

<p>Love the old windows. While the paint may be lead based, I'm not too sure I wanna repaint them actually. I think the shabby chic looks great on it's own!</p>
I am very concerned about the lead paint on an old frame chipping and being injested . We want to redo it, but don't want to use chemical strippers. Can lead paint be painted over and &quot;encased&quot; in the new paint? It will be hung on the wall?
WARNING:<br><br>Be extremely careful using old windows, they may have lead paint on them. Improper removal can be deadly to you and other occupants of your dwelling.<br><br>Any windows made before 1978 probably have lead paint.<br><br>Do not power sand lead paint. Lead borne dust is very bad for your heath.<br><br>Do not use a heat gun that can produce heat over 1100 degrees to remove the paint, it will vaporize the lead and breathing the fumes is deadly.<br><br>Google lead paint removal for proper and safe removal techniques or go to <br>http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadsafetybk.pdf
AS a photographer I love the simple beauty of this instructable. Leanne Martin Australia
&nbsp;Looks very nice!! these windows look great just hanging them all battered on new walls but I like them with the pics!
&nbsp;stripping paint with heat , paint striper or abrasives all have hazards, with proper&nbsp;precautions&nbsp;can be done safely. <br /> <br /> Lead paint is common on old windows so when sanding paint &nbsp;off, its best done where the dust can be&nbsp;controlled&nbsp;and cleaned up, Dust mask are the minimum protection you should consider.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Nice Project!&nbsp;<br />
My boyfriend did this with a mirror instead of pictures for our bedroom. he did not remove the old layers of color on it so it looks a little shabby-chick. I really love it! <br />
it would be fun to have a picture of a window inside the window frame :00
Sweet!&nbsp; Nice idea, and looks great...&nbsp;

About This Instructable




Bio: I've worked for Instructables off and on since 2006 building and documenting just about everything I enjoy doing. I am now the Creative Programs ... More »
More by noahw:How to Send Art Into Outer Space Cómo soldar 意式烤面包食谱 
Add instructable to: