This window picture frame, which I bought at a craft store many years ago, was behind my stove in the old kitchen, but I thought I’d repurpose it.
I’m sure you can still find these type of frames, or you could make your own. Another idea is to find antique windows from old houses.
Print out your favorite picture or have it printed by a print service. This photo is of my two mares who were sisters. November is about the family getting together and celebrating what we are thankful for. You could print out several family photos and place one in each pane.
I found a board that was already finished and was the perfect size for the shelf. It is 31″ x 3 1/2″ x 3/4″. The window Frame is 30 1/2″ x 23″ tall.
I drew and cut out these shelf braces on the scroll saw and gave them the same finish as the shelf, which is dark brown Briwax. I thought about painting the whole thing one color and distressing it to look old, but I like the contrast.
I put glue on the top and back of the brace and used a brad nail gun to hold it in place. After it dried, I used screws to make it more secure. I used screws on the top of the shelf and drove them down into the window frame. I also screwed into the braces from the back of the window frame.
I added Large Coat Hooks, which I spray painted dark brown.
You can add hats, caps, keys, coats, lariats, tack, and jackets. I added a little seasonal foliage and a rustic jar on the shelf. This would make a pretty piece for an entry hall or mud room.