Friday, July 21, 2017

Repurposing and Reusing a Window frame with Proxxon Tools

I really don't know what I did without my Proxxon Tools , oh yes I do, I didn't create as many things!
I have had two very old four pane windows in my possession for around 25 years and when we made our recent move they came to the new house with me. I had the thought the other day that it was time for me to do something with one of them as a project.

Supplies needed for this project:

Proxxon Delta Sander
Proxxon Micromot Rotary Tool
*New* Plaid Outdoor Paint
Plaid "Coastal" Paint
Plaid "Stencils"
Hanger if wanted
Backer if wanted
Paint Brush
Pouncer for Stenciling
Putty Knife
Painter's Tape

This was the window prior to starting this project, filthy, with very old paint on it. Now chances are this window was first painted prior to 1976 and therefore more than likely had lead paint used on it. (I wore a respirator for this project) That's just an FYI, if  you go removing paint from something that is
older than 1976 it will have lead paint on it and you definitely need to wear a respirator and of course protective clothing. I started out by scraping off all of the paint that I could with a putty knife and then smoothing out the rest with the Proxxon Delta Sander .
I use the Proxxon Rotary Tool to drill pilot holes for the hanger.

Once everything was cleaned and then sanded to my satisfaction, I proceeded to paint the window with the Plaid Outdoor Paint "Cabana".
I then taped the Plaid Stencils down and proceeded to pounce Plaid Coastal Paint "Sand Dollar" on the stencils. As each stencil got fairly dry I peeled off the tape and put my stencils in some warm water and washed them off. Good to use another day!
This is the finished project. I put black poster board behind it so that you could see how pretty the stencils turned out. I'm not sure if I'm going to hang this without a backer or use this one or another. I love the Plaid Paints and all of my wonderful Proxxon Tools. Maybe it's time you stepped outside your box and tried something different. If so, please check out the tools at and the paints and other products at



Misty said...

What a nifty thing to do with old window frames. The stencils look great behind the window frame. Love this project.

Carol Wulf said...

That is cool! I think I would hang it in my shop and on a hot day I would look at the snowflakes, pretend its snowing and be thankful to be warm. Really it is very pretty. Looks like it would be fun to make too.

vicki said...

Great idea for an old window! Looks nice!

Whitley Gibson said...

I love it!