I have been nearly obsessed with old windows for a few years now, and have toted them along with me to 3 homes. Now that we have a house, I’ve finally faced the realization that paring down and getting rid of the ones I’m not going to use (I probably had 20 of them!) is actually a good idea.
Here are a few ways I’ve used some old windows to turn them into useful pieces that aren’t just sitting in the rain on the side of the house (see “Oakies in California“).
In the office, I created a bulletin board by covering cork squares with linen fabric and then hot gluing it right onto the window panes. I left two window panes empty so that I can stick Post-its on there.
In the bedroom, I added chicken wire into one frame and clipped small momentos and photos to it. This was super easy – just use a staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame and use mini clothes pins to attach items to the chicken wire.
By the side door of the house, I added a couple of hooks from Target to a window frame so we have a place to hang keys and the dog leash. This one has worked out well when we actually put keys on the hook
(Don’t judge the unpainted/unstained door – I haven’t decided whether to paint or stain it and which color. Any opinions on this are welcome!)
What have you used old windows for? Any great ideas you’ve seen in blog land??