I’m a sucker for old furniture, but there is something extra special about old windows. My brother gave me this vintage window and I was so happy to repurpose it.
Repurposing old window frames can be done by displaying kids art work, adding a farmhouse wreath, mod podging vintage music sheets, adhering old crocheted doilies, and more.
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My project required some major cleaning and much of the paint was peeled. But, that is part of the charm! To brighten it up a bit, I dry-brushed some white paint on the frame and that gave it just enough pop.
Painting frames can give a mirror or old window a fun, new look without much of a time investment! It can be really exciting to find ways to reuse something that might otherwise been thrown away.
Ways to Repurpose Old Windows
If you need a little inspiration on how to restore old windows for decorations, I have some ideas that might help!
- Use as shown above to hang children’s art work.
- Hang directly over photos on the wall.
- Add a farmhouse wreath and hang on the wall as an oversized wall decor item.
- Add vinyl from a cutting machine (Silhouette or Cricut) with your favorite saying or quote.
- Turn the old window into a coffee table.
- Add chicken wire for extra farmhouse vibe.
- Mod Podge vintage music sheets onto window panes.
- Adhere old crocheted doilies.
- Create a gallery wall with several old window frames.
- Turn the old window into a bathroom shelf and add hooks for towels.
- Make into a command center.
- Hang old windows above a bed for a faux, rustic headboard.
- Use outdoors and create a wall garden.
- Turn into a serving tray.
- Use multiple old windows and create a mini greenhouse in your backyard.
- Add hooks and display jewelry.
- Attach twine and mini clothespins for photo collage.
- Use to create a bathroom medicine cabinet.
- Add burlap on the backside.
- Paint glass with chalkboard paint.
- Add to your outdoor room decor for a rustic look.
- Add hooks for an entry coat rack.
- Hang Christmas stockings or other seasonal decor.
- Turn into a magnet board.
- Display on the mantel with other old-time decor.
- Turn into a vintage sign.
- Create an address street sign.
- Make a DIY faux stained glass.
- Lean against the wall as a decor element.
- Make a DIY Joy Christmas sign.