I made this out of an old window that my dad had in his warehouse. All I did was sand off some of the old paint (not a lot of sanding). Then I painted the frame antique white using only one coat. I didn't paint it all over or in the creases because I wanted it to keep that old look feeling. I waited for it to dry, and then I sanded it to give it an old/antique look. I nailed a big claw hook to the back, taped pictures in each box, and hung it up...pretty simple as long as you can find an old window somewhere.