10 Uses for Old Windows
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!
Liz Marie added decorative paper to create a beautiful accessory
Resin sealed letters and a butterfly for wall art
Funky Junk Interior added some string to an old window to create a photo display frame
Mirrors, bulletin board, chalkboard and buckets make an artist’s inspiration and art storage
Christina’s Signs of Obsessions turned old windows and table legs into a greenhouse
A family memo center is created from an old window with a ledge added
Bryan Appleton Designs creates custom cabinets with old windows for the door
Add a wreath for a spring mantle display
Olive Out made a kitchen island with a large old window
Old 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!
What a creative way to utilize old windows, they defiantly make great creative home decor. Thank you for writing this post!
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?
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.
Brittany, I really love this article. Those are some great DIY ideas. I particularly love the window used as a mirror.
Brittany how about ‘quilting’ your window:
I have a good stash of old 9 pane windows just waiting for some love, thanks for all the ideas.
My gosh girl, you are seriously creative! I love those quilted windows!
Great ideas! Pinned 🙂
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!!!
Janet, which windows are you talking about? The old single paned ones? Have you looked at a local ReStore or checked with a replacement window company? They are always hauling the old ones to the dump ;-(.
Thanks for the feature, girl! What a great round up!
I especially love the kitchen island! So unique and beautiful. Here is my repurposed vintage window: http://www.alwayssomethinghome.com/2012/12/making-old-window-useful-and-beautiful.html.
Patty, love your window bulletin board!
Great ideas!!! Can’t wait to see how you jazz up your neglected window!