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.
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.