A lot of people (including me) are obsessed with old wood-frame windows. They are relatively easy to find and can often be inexpensive to purchase. You can also find reproductions, but these are often not real wood and certainly not old wood. The old ones have a lot more character and are the ones I tend to prefer.
There are a lot of creative ways to repurpose these windows. For instance, using them to showcase pictures, or replacing the glass with mirrors and hanging them on wall space are two of my favorites.
I have sold quite a few of these in my retail booths but I did something a little different to mine: I added words like “LOVE”. What I like about this design idea is you can get imaginative and find different items to use to make your letters.
Here are some creative ways I used to make some of the letters:
In one of the frames, I used an old ruler (the kind that folds up) to make the “L”; in another, I used a corbel for my “L”; in another, an old antique picture frame.
To make the letter “O”, I used rope in one of my designs; in another, I used a mirror to make my “O”; in another, a thin piece of wood cut in the shape of a heart; in another, a piece of whitewashed decorative paneling shaped like a heart.
I used old bed pieces to make my “V” in one.
To make letters like “E”, I used a lot of scrap wood and barn wood I had lying around.
I also made a vintage window that spelled “HOME”, using my home state as the “O”. Using your home state, you can make up creative letter designs using all sorts of items.
I attached all of these materials to the window frame using a nail/staple gun, and glue. (Below you will find a couple affiliate links for these tools, for your convenience.) Note: Be sure not to staple or nail too close to the glass! I learned the hard way and ended up with some cracked glass.
These are just a few design options I have come up with. Your creativity is only limited by your imagination. These really are relatively easy to make. I would love to see what your imagination produces, so feel free to share your creations with me.