This was actually a project I did last summer for our deck (before/after pictures of our deck coming in 2 weeks!). But I haven’t shared it here and it is a huge favorite of mine so I thought I would share it with you. Especially since yard sale season is in full swing and you might be able to find an old window for free or cheap if you wanted to do this project too.
It all started when I got all these old windows for free from the flea market. There was a booth that they were cleaning out for some new renters and I spied these old windows in the trash pile. I asked if I could have them and they said “Sure, we were just going to haul them out to the trash!”
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with them, but I knew I could think of something especially since they were FREE! The largest paned window on the left didn’t have any glass and I came up with the perfect idea for it!
I added an old wire planter that I used to have on our old deck. I had to buy a new coco planter refill for $2 and a two 6-packs of flowers at $1.68 each at Wal-mart. So the entire project cost me $5.00.
Then I hung it on the back of our fireplace off of our deck!
The wreath is just a quick little thing I threw together out of my stash. I used a small grapevine wreath, added some flowers, and some raffia ribbon to hang it. I hung the wreath from the old latch on the window.
I love adding a little vintage to my not-so vintagey house!
Here it is from farther away. It adds a lot of interest to a tall blank fireplace wall.
And I think it adds a homey feel to the space.
I love old, chipped windows! I have a few other projects that I want to do with some other old windows I have. In fact, I am working on another one right now! Hope to finish it and share it soon!
What about you? Do you use old windows in your décor? If so, where and how?
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