Thursday, January 12, 2012

Window of Opportunity: Old Salvaged Windows Get New Life As Unique Decor

Salvaging old windows and upcycling them into something new for your home is easier than you might think. Take a look at some of these creative twists on salvaged windows.




Old windows repurposed as a shower via Design Sponge



This, I LOVE.  from Oddityink on etsy 



One great way to upcycle an old window is to put something behind the glass such as photos or scrapbook paper. Simply cut your paper to fit the glass windows and adhere on reverse side...

Scrapbook paper behind the glass   photo via Little Birdie Secrets





Show off favorite photos with a one of a kind photo frame




For this look, simply mount window in front of poster sized photo  photo via Milk and Honey



Use as a display for vintage post cards




Reverse painted window by Jan at Little Pink Houses



This grapevine and burlap fall wreath by Jo-Anna at A Pretty Life In The Suburbs blog looks great displayed on this old window frame 


Salvaged windows as new furniture...



Old world church window secretary hutch by ArcadianCottage on etsy



Coffee table that also serves as a shadow box



How to make a window table DIY 




Window case made from salvaged barn windows



DIY bathroom cabinet made from an antique window by Liz Marie Blog




Check out this amazing DIY Chalkboard Calendar by Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms blog



DIY headboard from Better Homes & Gardens




Old windows as new room dividers...



I love this breezy look. via Apartment Therapy



Room divider made from old doors and windows





Salvaged windows as room dividers









 Old windows hung from a porch via Apartment Therapy



Old windows used to help divide a living space via Apartment Therapy



As Architectural elements...



Another stunner from Karen at Somewhat Quirky Design blog  - here Karen got an AMAZING deal by snagging these windows at a garage sale, and you won't believe the price...check out her blog and find out! 



If you are lucky enough to come across an ornate antique widow...simply display 




Here, two salvaged windows are joined together and fit with a board to create a shelf



Replace broken glass with new mirrors










Chalkboard and coarkboard creations from madebymarcie on etsy




This window frame jewelry display is perfect for a teen's room DIY




Add some hooks for attractive hallway storage




For your garden....



A beautiful greenhouse made from recycled windows



This colorful garden pergola made by Karen at Somewhat Quirky Design blog is just outstanding



Recycled window flowerbox




Another upcycled window box




Add a shelf with spots for pots. So pretty!




Window conservatory by Brambleberry Cottage



Greenhouse-From-Old-Windows
Window greenhouse DIY tutorial



Building a greenhouse with salvaged windows by Our Fairfield Home & Garden


For the overly ambitious: a playhouse of salvaged windows from Monticello Antiques



Cabin built with salvaged windows via My Modern Met


"All of the windows of my heart I open to the day." - JG Whittier





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Love, Laura




   


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32 comments:

  1. What great ideas! Inspiring!

    Stopping by from Etsy Blog Team

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  2. WOW! What great imagination and creativity! Way to go!!!

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  3. I love this series of reclaimed items. I'm your newest follower! Now, heading back to Pin more of these...

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  4. This is super cool! I love the room dividers and the use as architectural elements for decor in a house.

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  5. I enjoy your blog, lots of great ideas. I'll be back!

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  6. you have such an amazing ideas, thanks for inspiring us.

    Evangeline Fagan

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  7. This is awesome and inspiring. It just so happens I have a salvaged window that I want to create something out of.

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  8. I found here lots of ideas for my house. thanks very much!

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  9. THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME SIGHT ON HERE......THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT IDEAS.......

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  10. Great Ideas I love your greenhouse.

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  11. Totally inspirational! I use old windows for lots of things, have this old door to start a project along one fence or maybe a green house with old windows and it can BE a door! ;-)

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  12. shoot, used the wrong account, I just wanted to say I love all these ideas, and thanks for sharing ! I grew up on a homestead and learned how to re use and up cycle many things. Windows and Doors are a favorite of mine. So many possibilities so little time........... ;-) Awesome blog!

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  13. Love your playhouse, wish i had the space and all the windows to duplicate this.............Awesome ideas!

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  14. OK....I am totally in awe of your blog !!! I had a ''day off'' today, and have spent HOURS on your pages...thanks for the ''PIN''...so I can give you credit for all of this amazing information you've researched and coordinated here !!! Thanks SO much !

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  15. I like these ideas, but have concerns about the possibility of lead-based paint on these old pieces.

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    1. That's absolutely a possibility when working with salvaged materials. If you suspect lead paint due to paint alligatoring (which is one of the first signs of lead paint) then either avoid that particular material or do a home lead-test (available at hardware stores.)

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