Last week I replaced our kitchen window with a new casement window. It’s beautiful and I’m in love. But, I feel bad for the old window.


The window is sitting neglected and abandoned beside our house. Whenever I walk by, it begs me for a transformation. I’m thinking I could make any one of these ideas with the old window!

Scrapbook paper in window for decorLiz Marie added decorative paper to create a beautiful accessory


butterfly window dream bigResin sealed letters and a butterfly for wall art


funky junk interiors window photo displayFunky Junk Interior added some string to an old window to create a photo display frame


artist's inspiration chalkboard bulletin board windowMirrors, bulletin board, chalkboard and buckets make an artist’s inspiration and art storage


old window greenhouseChristina’s Signs of Obsessions turned old windows and table legs into a greenhouse


old window message center and mirrorA family memo center is created from an old window with a ledge added 


old window cabinet doorBryan Appleton Designs creates custom cabinets with old windows for the door


old window with wreath on mantle
Add a wreath for a spring mantle display


kitchen island from old windowsOlive Out made a kitchen island with a large old window


old window mirror and picture frameOld windows used as a mirror and picture frames

What would you do with a perfectly good old window?Have you transformed an old window and posted about it? Do tell!


15 replies
  1. Diane
    Diane says:

    I have a few old wooden windows I would like to mount pictures to the back of the glass. What’s the best way to mount them?

    Thank you!

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Diane, sorry for the delayed reply. I mounted the photos to mat board using double stick tape. Then pressed the mat board into the back of the window. If the mat board is cut exactly to size, it should be able to stay after being crammed into the corners. If not, use a little dot of clear caulk to hold it in place.

  2. Janet
    Janet says:

    Our old windows were aluminum sliders and totally ugly. Also replaced way before we were into doing this kind of thing, or even would have thought of it. Whenever I find windows like yours the price is astronomical. Jealous!!!


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