Here are some of the most awesome things to do with old windows that will inspire your next upcycling project.
Gina with The Shabby Creek Cottage shows us how she upcycled an old window frame and turned it into a charming piece of art. Her chalkboard window would be perfect for dressing up your kitchen wall. The coastal theme sign above it adds a finishing touch.
What a nifty way to create cabinet space in your bathroom. Liz Marie over at Liz Marie Blog turned an old window into a distressed cabinet for her bathroom. Since she left its aged look intact, it shows off its history. A perfect idea for her farmhouse living.
Don’t waste your money on picture frames when one of our favorite things to do with windows is to turn them into large frames showcasing our families and friends. Jamielyn with I Heart Nap Time shares with us her charming window picture frame which sits on her fireplace mantle. Because these are super easy to make, you can get it finished in a day.
Things To Do With Old Windows Found On Pinterest
Pinterest, as we all know, offers a wealth of crafty ideas and repurposing window frames is not last on the list. Here are several I found that demand the attention they deserve.
Pretty Table Idea
If you need a patio table to hold a few decorative items, this is a thrifty way to solve the problem. This country-style table is going to have your guests complimenting your sense of style, and an antique candle lantern with a pretty flower-pot set the mood.
Shabby Chic Accents
This eye-catching design will dress up a corner shelf or your wall. A church discarded this lovely because they were replacing their windows. It was repurposed with designer silkscreen and accented with vintage flowers. A jute rope or string stapled to the top backside of the window gives you the opportunity to hang it anywhere you want.
The Most Beautiful Greenhouse Ever
Creativity overflow! A cottage style greenhouse is born from piecing together several windows and a tossed coffee table. Fill it with a variety of plants and let the awesomeness shine through.
Wall Art That Leaves An Impression
I love this upcycle window idea! An old painted frame is brought back to life with fresh paint. Several wallpaper samples are cut to size and secured in each frame with cardboard backing. It really adds a pop of color and creates a country vibe for this space.
Decorate the window pane any way you want it. This distressed welcome home sign is the perfect way to invite friends into your home.
Lovely Pops of Color
If you love to paint, you will love this painted window repurposing project. Several colorful wildflowers with a friendly welcome etched onto the glass make this piece of home decor a good choice for indoors or out.
That Rustic Look
Farmhouse chick or rustic country? Some things to do with windows involve creating a pretty scene and adding shutters. A distressed table brings in a bit of old world charm.
Tips For Making Your Old Window Upcycle Rock
- Always clean the windows with hot soapy water and let them dry fully.
- It’s a good idea to scrape off the old paint or use paint remover because you don’t want buildup. (be sure to wear gloves and a mask).
- Know where you plan to put your finished piece so you can envision how it will look and measure your space to make sure it will fit.
- Get your tools and supplies prepared in advance.
- Use a drop cloth, plastic or an old blanket for protecting your workspace.
- Don’t be afraid to add your own special touches and let your personality shine through your project
- Remember there is no such thing as perfect. Often the blemishes and scars are what gives your creation real character.