This roundup of old window ideas will inspire you to think outside the box to repurpose that window you found at the thrift store or on the side of the road. Click on the links below for a complete tutorial on any of these old window ideas.
I’m sharing a roundup of some repurposed old window projects. I hope you find something to inspire you to grab an old window from someone’s trash and make it into something useful.
Old Windows as Decor
Decor options for upcycled windows are limitless. You can use quilts, photos, rub-on transfers, old doilies and more!
Don't you just love this fireplace screen made from an old window?
Shelf ideas are really easy to do, with only a few tools. You can make your own corbels, braces, etc. Maybe you're not very handy with tools? If that's the case shop on Amazon, or your local hardware store for options.
Gray Window Shelf (easy project)
Make a Cabinet out of Old Windows
You can turn your old windows into cabinets or cupboards with a little DIY knowhow. These cabinets can hang on the wall or rest on the floor. They can be two windows side by side, or made tall for extra storage that doesn't have a large footprint.
One of my first old window ideas-- a Window Cabinet
This tall country cupboard (windows for doors) was made using 2 windows and some reclaimed lumber from a vintage waterbed. Sometimes lumber comes from where we least expect it.
The great thing about using building materials such as windows, is they can be utilized outdoors for greenhouses, barbeque cabinets, potting benches and so much more. Be sure to see all the ideas viewable on the thumbnail list below.
Repurposed Old Windows as Chalkboards
I suppose you've seen windows turned into chalkboards and memo centers? It may be one of the simplest ways to upcycle an old window.
Window Memo Center (chalkboard, corkboard, write-on/wipe-off)
Unique Old Window Ideas
Perhaps you haven't thought of these unique ideas for old windows? You can decoupage, apply transfers, add chicken wire and more!
Decor Transfers on Old Windows
From the archive of old window ideas a pretty blue window with a rub on transfer.
Now go rescue a window! Which old window idea is your favorite?
So many ideas, so little time!
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