If you’ve read my blog at all you know I love repurposing old stuff. Old doors, old columns, and old windows just to name a few. I even have a nice little stack of old windows in our garage just for great ideas. Well last week I thought I’d add a couple to the shelf in the family room which got me to thinking… You might like repurposing ideas for old windows too.
There are so many things you can do with old windows. I’ve made them into mirrors, added fabric for a dry erase board, made one into a calendar and even added chicken wire to one to hold pictures. And I totally intend to paint or stencil a Bible verse one of these days when I get time.
I just simply cleaned and layered these. Old white chippy paint is a farmhouse favorite which I can’t get enough of! Most old windows still have the hardware attached which makes it easy to hang things from them as well.
You can go on Pinterest and find gazillions of ideas but I’ve gathered some of my favorites. Most of these come with tutorials – Woo Hoo!
Repurposing Ideas for Old Windows
Another favorite is this headboard by DowntoEarth.blogspot.com. So romantic!
I saved my favorite for last and oh my golly, I would love to have a full size old window house! If I could collect this many windows and save them without driving the Mister insane, I would. I’d paint the entire thing white and fill it with a pink sofa, a small table and chair, a chandelier, and a super fluffy bed. People wouldn’t hear from me for days! Of course I’d bring my cell phone so I could order breakfast, lunch and dinner so as not to interrupt my reading. A girl can dream, right?! Uh oh, I just thought of something. I’d need a bathroom. How’s that going to work? Aahh, I know – Curtains!
Well there you go, my favorite repurposing ideas for old windows. Can you see the potential?! Windows are fabulous!
Oh yeah, here is the window we added chicken wire to for our photo guest book at the farmhouse. No tutorial but you can see that post here.
I’d love to add your picture. Let me know if you’d like to come visit! Spring and fall are especially nice for front porch sittin’ and sweet tea sippin’. 🙂