Old window turned into hat rack

Good morning! Are you all thinking about summer cleaning and getting your house spruced up for the season? Will you be having guests soon? The upcoming lazy days of summer? Why not welcome your guests with a place for them to hang their hat?!
Literally, I used an old window, some cast iron hooks and then painted a sweet little greeting in the bottom pane.

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I’ve shown you before how I have incorporated old windows in my home décor.  I love them.

You can find them in vintage stores, Habitat ReStores, Craigslist  and your local recycling center to name a few places.
Using An Old Window In Home Decor

While I have never have any intention of removing the layers of paint on an old window, this particular window had paint on the glass that I wanted gone.

Prepping the window required scraping the old paint (you may want to wear a mask since you have most likely will not know how old the paint is) and a good cleaning.
Preparing An Old Window For Home Decor Use

I added vintage cast iron hooks in two different sizes.

Think coats, hats, scarves, robes, towels, jewelry, handbags, décor…you name it.

The hooks are your friends.
Vintage Cast Iron Hooks On An Old Window
When choosing a window that you want to hang, you need to make sure that the wood is solid and hasn’t started to deteriorate in places.

Rotten wood is a DIY gone bad.

Many of my décor windows are hung just like this:
Securing An Old Window To Hang On The Wall
For photos, I hung the window in my entry where my large mirror usually hangs (the mirror will be going back!)

I think the best spot would be in a guest room, but anywhere near an entry to your home is a great option.
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Cast Iron Hook On Old Window
There is that boxwood wreath that I love so much.  It has been preserved and the fragrance is still there.
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I thought something simple and playful was fitting to welcome guests (I used a paint pen to paint the greeting on rather than a brush.)

Can’t you just see a basket filled with some hand towels, toiletries, tea bags and a magazine hanging from one of those hooks?  Your guests will never want to leave!

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