I LOVE old windows and use them all throughout my home. In fact I picked up this 9 pane big old woo window at the Habitat for Humanity Restore last week (it was $10) and it got me thinking where I was going to put it and what I was going to do with it. I have several 6 pane windows but know that I had seen and pinned several things on Pinterest that I needed a 9 pane window for.
Like this old window turned into chalkboard calendar – LOVE this idea by House by Hoff
Joanna Gaines uses an old window to decorate a home featured on Fixer Upper – I usually see at least one in every episode! So you know if she is doing it, we must be doing something right to do it in our home too!
Use old windows to decorate a mantel. I have always loved Lily Pad Cottage’s mantels! I would love to find 2 windows that fit and fill the total area above my mantel like this. She has several other seasonal mantels using this same set up of windows on her blog and all of them are gorgeous!
Hang wreaths on an old window. I love hanging wreaths throughout my house and there is nothing better to hang wreaths on than an old window.
I ADORE these old arched windows. You better believe if I ever find some old arched windows at a price I can afford I will be snatching them up!
I love how Finding Home Farms turned this window into an advent calendar over her mantel!
Turn an old window into a chalkboard – House by Hoff used this same window in different arrangements to do different seasonal mantels
I used this small window in my hallway over a $20 flea market dresser that I painted – love it! I love the chippy finish – I found it just like that.
Turn an old window into a sign using a vinyl saying or even a painted saying – by Lily Pad Cottage
Using a pair of old shutters with an old window on a mantel or hanging on the wall makes a fund display. This display by Junk Chic Cottage is just perfection!
Have a window that doesn’t have glass in it? Back an old window with pallet wood like House by Hoff did for a beautiful backdrop to use in decorating.
And I love this idea of backing an old window with chicken wire! I have a window frame with no glass in it that I think I am going to make into this.
Wonder how to hang these old windows? I have screwed D rings in the back of the window and hung it like that making sure to anchor into a stud or use a monkey hook.
As far as where to find old windows… I have picked them up at several places. I have found some at yard sales or flea markets and paid $5-10 for them. I found someone that had taken all the wood windows out of her house to replace with the energy efficient ones and she gave me several of her windows. And the Habitat Restore is a GREAT place to find them. I see old windows in almost every one I go into and they are usually priced very reasonable for like $8-12.
So do you use old windows as décor in your home? Where and how do you use them? If you had to pick one way from this post to use old windows what would it be?