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Tutorial: How to Hang an Antique or Vintage Window for Wall Display

I’ve had a few emails asking about the best way to hang old windows for display.  Since I have one on my front porch and used to have one in my laundry room, I’ve had some practice figuring out the best way to hang these old pieces!

vintage window in laundry room

My windows are from the Nashville flea market, and I paid a whopping $5 apiece for them.  You can expect to pay more for ones that are larger, square (versus rectangular), or made of leaded or stained glass.  Some antique/vintage vendors make a habit out of collecting old windows, and those are wonderful places to frequent!

window front porch


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If your window is of average weight, a simple hook and eye screw will hold its weight without any problems.  That’s what I used for mine.  If your window is heavier, or it will be exposed to a lot of wind, you might try a d-ring or a cup hook.  If you’re hanging an old stained glass window, like mine (below), then you need to do something completely different to be sure you protect it–I recommend these French cleats for stained glass.

how to hang a stained glass window

{Here} are the hook and eyes that I used:

hook and eye hardware

I placed them about an inch and a half in from the edges.  Sorry about the dirty fingernails–I was pulling weeds out back just before I took these snaps!

hook and eye to hang windows

If you give a hook a small tap with a hammer, then it bites into the wood enough that you can usually screw it in by hand, without drilling a guide hole first:

hook and eye hammered into antique window

Like I mentioned before, these windows are relatively lightweight, and I usually hang them flush against a wall, so I use the hooks and eyes with picture hanging wire to hang them.  For a heavier window, or one that hangs in a way that leaves it open to wind (at the side or on the front of a porch, for example), I’d use D-rings and chain instead.

Here’s what D-rings look like:

d-ring picture hanger

You’d have to mount the D-rings on the back of your window, instead of the top.  I would probably use a chain from a lighting kit (the kind you hang a chandelier with); those are available in the lighting department of big-box or hardware stores.  By the way, you can spray-paint those suckers if you want a custom color–they usually only come in gold, silver, brass, white, and black.


Back to my inexpensive, light-weight window…here’s the picture hanging wire I used.  It just happens to be silver to match the hook and eyes, but it also comes in gold.

picture wire to hang vintage windows

Send the wire through the eye screw and bring the short end underneath the long end.  If you leave about 6″ as your short end, you’ll be fine.

how to hang a window

Now, bring your short end through the back of the hook and eye and through:

how to hang a vintage antique window hook eye wire

Pull the knot so that it’s snug.  Now, take what’s left of the short end and wrap it around the long end:

how to hang an antique vintage window

Here’s a nice graphic I found online–I used option #1:

how to knot picture wire


When you repeat the process on the other side, you need to determine where you’ll be hanging the window and how much wire you’ll need.  In our old house, I needed the wire to be long so that I could hang the window in the crown molding instead of the brick.  In this house, that’s not as important.  When in doubt, leave more wire rather than less–you can always trim more off later.  And don’t forget to add an extra 6″ or so for the other knot!

I decided to hang this window on the wall in my laundry room.  Because it’s hung on drywall, it didn’t need a long wire.

window in laundry room


It also only required a picture nail to hang it:

nail to hang window

The window on our front porch has a longer wire, and I used a much larger nail to hang it.  Even though it’s against the wall, it still has to stand up to wind (hurricanes!) and lots of thunderstorms.

how to hang a window

And because I love you, I made you a nice, pinnable graphic:

how to hang a vintage antique window for display

My tutorial on how to hang silver plates, bowls, and platters on the wall is {here}, if you’re in a hanging frenzy.  Don’t go too crazy and hang everything at once, though! 🙂

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When I was little, “You make a better door than a window” was a popular way to complain about someone blocking the TV in front of you. Turns out that sometimes even windows are better in other capacities! Take a look at these wonderfully crafty ideas for old windows to see what I mean.

You Make a Better Piece of Wall Art Than a Window

Hey, there’s no rule that window boxes need to stay outdoors! Attach a box to an old window frame, hang on a bare wall and change out the display to reflect the seasons.

You Make a Better Coat Rack Than a Window

All it takes is a few coats of paint and some hardware to turn an old window into a chic coat rack for your entryway or mudroom. You can leave the glass as is or paint it to resemble antique mercury glass. It's super easy and looks just like the real thing!

You Make a Better Picture Frame Than a Window

One of the old windows of DIY Network’s Blog Cabin 2012 home was discovered during renovation and later reappeared in the finished living room, repurposed as a lovely vintage picture frame. Can’t you picture this in your home? 

You Make a Better Garden Installation Than a Window

If you want to feel at home outside, hanging old window frames is a great way to give a backyard space some shape and definition.

You Make a Better Headboard Than a Window

This old window from a barn door is the perfect size to stand in for a traditional headboard. (This is actually one place where both doors AND windows work well!)

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Window Frame Wall Decor With Cardinals

Our Window Frame Wall Decor With Cardinals will add a traditional touch to your holiday design plan. At two feet tall you can use this window frame with its winter scene as above the bed art or use this rustic wall decor as a beautiful piece to hang above the mantel.


Our Window Frame Wall Decor With Cardinals will add a traditional touch to your holiday design plan. At two feet tall you can use this window frame with its winter scene as above the bed art or use this rustic wall decor as a beautiful piece to hang above the mantel.


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Christmas wreath on top of a DIY rustic window frame decor

This DIY Farmhouse Window Frame is made with Dollar Tree supplies, so it’s perfect for your farmhouse wall decor on a budget! Learn how to make your own rustic faux window frame to use in your farmhouse decor!

I don’t know what screams “farmhouse” more than layering a simple greenery wreath over an old, distressed window and hanging it on your wall. Just scroll through Pinterest and you’ll find 1,000s of photos of rustic windows used as farmhouse wall decor.

But, what if you can’t find distressed windows to use as wall hangings? Or, you just don’t want to pay $50 for an old window at a garage sale?

Then you can make your own DIY Farmhouse Window Frame using some cheap stretch canvases!

This DIY hack only costs a couple dollars because a lot of the supplies are from Dollar Tree, and you’ll still end up with beautiful distressed window decor that you can use all year long. Just swap out the evergreen wreath for a boxwood wreath, eucalyptus wreath, or a pretty floral wreath!

Christmas wreath on top of a DIY rustic window frame decor

Here’s how to make this cute DIY Farmhouse Window Frame for your wall decor:

Supplies for DIY Farmhouse Window Frame

Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Farmhouse Window Frame Decor:

supplies to make diy farmhouse window frame

4 – 5×8 stretch canvases – Or, for larger DIY distressed window decor, you can use larger canvases from the craft store. You can find value pack canvases at JoAnn’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby, and use a coupon to make a larger window without spending a fortune!
White matte paint – You can find the mini bottles of acrylic paint for less than a dollar at the craft store.
Paint brush – A small, coarse bristle brush is best to paint your DIY farmhouse window frame.
Sponge brush
Ribbon – I love the look of the bright red ribbon against the DIY distressed faux window for Christmas. You could also switch out the ribbon after Christmas to something that is not seasonal.
High heat hot glue gun with industrial grade glue sticks – Be sure to look on the package of the glue sticks to make sure they are suitable for wood!
Faux mini wreath – This one is a faux cedar wreath that measures approximately 10 inches in diameter.

How to Make Faux Distressed Windows for Christmas Decor

Step 1: Remove canvases from the frames.

pliers removing staples from a stretch canvas frame

Start by carefully removing the staples from the backs of the Dollar Tree stretch canvases using pliers. You can save the canvas material for another craft project, or just throw it away.

Step 2: Stain the Dollar Tree stretch canvas frames.

stain being brushed on a stretch canvas frame

Stain the four frames using a foam brush or paint brush. Just brush on the stain in a thin layer. You may want to wear disposable gloves so that you don’t end up with any stain on your hands.

Once your frames are stained, allow them to dry for a full 24 hours so that the stain has ample time to soak into the wood.

Step 3: Glue the frames together to form a DIY Window Frame.

Next, use a high heat glue gun with industrial strength glue sticks to glue the stained frames together to create a faux window frame, like this:

gluing stretch canvas frames together to form a DIY window frame

If you want a larger DIY faux window frame, you can use more stretch canvas frames to create a faux distressed window with 6 or 8 window panes.

*NOTE – Be sure to check the package of whatever glue that you are using to ensure that it is suitable for wood projects. If you can’t find industrial strength hot glue, you can also use gorilla glue or E6000 glue.

Step 4: Dry brush your DIY Farmhouse Window Frame.

After the glue on your faux window frame is completely dry, use the “dry brushing” technique to paint the frame white.

DIY farmhouse window frame being painted white

To dry brush the DIY window frame, simply apply a very small amount of paint to your brush, keeping the brush mostly dry, and lightly apply paint to the frame. Be sure to not get too much paint on your brush, or your brush will be wet, and the finished look will be more solid white than distressed and “chippy”.

*You can go here for a full dry brush painting tutorial!

Step 5: Tie a wreath onto your new DIY Farmhouse Window Frame.

To finish off your cute new DIY fake window frame decor, use your choice of ribbon to add a pretty wreath on top.

a hot glue gun being used to attach a wreath to a DIY fake window frame

Be sure to cut enough ribbon to allow the wreath to hang in the middle of the window frame. Then loop the ribbon through your wreath and bring it back up and over the top of the faux window frame.

You can hot glue the two ends of the ribbon to the back of the frame using a small line of hot glue. That way, you can easily cut off the ribbon and change it out from season to season.

Step 6: Hang your DIY Window Frame as wall decor!

This step is totally optional, but if you want to hang your DIY distressed window frame on the wall, then add command strips or picture hangers to the back of the frame. You can also display your cute new faux window frame on a fireplace mantel or a buffet table with some other farmhouse decor items.

And that’s it!

This DIY distressed faux window is SO easy to make, and since it’s made with Dollar Tree supplies, it’s also inexpensive. So why not make two?! These faux window frames would look awesome on either side of a large mirror or farmhouse wall art in a dining room or living room. Or, you could make a bunch to sell at craft fairs!

finished DIY farmhouse window frame wall decor with a green wreath

And be sure to check out some of my other DIY farmhouse decor posts:

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60+ Simple and Spectacular Ideas on How to Recycle Old Windows

Decorating Using Old Windows

Old-window projects (with or without their original panes) instantly boost architectural interest in casual and formal rooms, as well as outside living and garden spaces. Whether displayed in their found state, repurposed, or refinished, antique windows are wondrous vintage items that offer countless decorating possibilities. Look for potential old window frame art in your garage, on garbage-day curbs, and at estate sales, salvage yards, and reclamation centers. Gather old windows that appear sound or that can be repaired with a nail or two, and prepare to decorate.

Get more ideas for repurposing flea market finds.

Additional Joy

Sometimes you don't even need to do anything to showcase pretty, classic windows. Here, an original wall was left in place so the old windows could shine through to a new addition. The leaded glass provides an extra element of beauty to the country-chic room. Use this old window art as inspiration for other old window crafts. Follow the trend, and convert an antique decorative piece into an old-window coffee table. Or find several tall old windows and use hinges to string them together, turning the group into an old-window room divider.

Browse ways to use stained glass windows in your home.

Antique Window Mirror

Don't forget that panes from windows can be removed. The panes of this old window frame project were replaced to create an antique window mirror. Get antique-finished mirror or do DIY mercury glass for an aged look. This window frame idea is just one of many that involves replacing the glass. Add chalkboards in place of glass panes for a twist on this classic decor idea, or place corkboard within the spaces for your office reminders.

Get the mercury glass look for less!

Old-Window Art

The beauty of stained glass can be yours without installing colored windowpanes. When you find a stained-glass window, hang it over a sunny window in your home, like the one here, to let light stream through and color your kitchen—creating its own old-window art. Another popular place for the stained-glass look is around the panes of the front door or small windows in the bathroom.

Frame Work

Old window frames can be more than pretty; they can serve a purpose, too! Take an old window casing and build a rustic shelving unit around it! This window frame project would look lovely holding toiletries in a master bathroom or keepsakes in the living room. The shelf looks great in this garden shed, and puts an old window frame to work.

Stumped on garden shed ideas? See 12 shed plans.

Creative Ways to Decorate with Old Windows

Console table, bike, window

Brush dirt from an old window frames, secure and clean the glass panes, and display it in all its time-weathered glory. For this old wooden window craft idea, lean a window against a wall behind a table or on a mantel as a breezy backdrop for collections of similar vintage. Or mount larger window frames or French-style doors to a bedroom wall to craft a shabby-chic headboard.

Outdoor Window Frame Projects

Old windows provide charmingly lightweight and light-reflective forms that stand out in perennial borders and lushly planted landscapes. For an easy old window project, rest a window or two against a fence, or dangle a substantial casement—like this one—to hint at a patio privacy wall. Rethink their purpose, and use them to construct eye-catching garden structures. Replace the glass with chicken wire, and use them to support climbing vines and veggies or to hold small wired-in-place pots planted with annual flowers or herbs for a living old-window frame project.

Window Frames as Decor

Use large windows with divided panes or small windows to frame objects like family photos, vintage fabrics, botanical prints, and dried flowers. You can also hang a window on a wall, then set pretty dishes, vintage wall pockets, or petite framed images within the divisions to create a symmetrical wall exhibit. Or leave the panes in place to protect prized photos or prints, or as a background for stenciling or painting on quotes and motifs. Think of each old window as a blank canvas awaiting your personal touch, and you'll come up with dozens of ways to have old window decor. 

Create your own botanical prints.


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