5 Old Window Ideas We Love
Get creative and inexpensive ways to transform old windows into chic and functional home decor.
When I was little, “You make a better door than a window” was a popular way to complain about someone blocking the TV in front of you. Turns out that sometimes even windows are better in other capacities! Take a look at these wonderfully crafty ideas for old windows to see what I mean.
You Make a Better Piece of Wall Art Than a Window
Hey, there’s no rule that window boxes need to stay outdoors! Attach a box to an old window frame, hang on a bare wall and change out the display to reflect the seasons.
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You Make a Better Coat Rack Than a Window
All it takes is a few coats of paint and some hardware to turn an old window into a chic coat rack for your entryway or mudroom. You can leave the glass as is or paint it to resemble antique mercury glass. It's super easy and looks just like the real thing!
Make This: Mercury Glass Window
You Make a Better Picture Frame Than a Window
One of the old windows of DIY Network’s Blog Cabin 2012 home was discovered during renovation and later reappeared in the finished living room, repurposed as a lovely vintage picture frame. Can’t you picture this in your home?
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You Make a Better Garden Installation Than a Window
If you want to feel at home outside, hanging old window frames is a great way to give a backyard space some shape and definition.
Make This: Outdoor Hanging Windows
You Make a Better Headboard Than a Window
This old window from a barn door is the perfect size to stand in for a traditional headboard. (This is actually one place where both doors AND windows work well!)
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