Recently, I have become obsessed with windows, old and newer. I have even started a Pinterest Board dedicated just to up cycling doors and windows. It’s seems there are many of us who have caught the up cycle and repurposing the bug. Let me share with you the upcycled window projects I have completed.
I have been lucky to find windows along the side of the road, or have made great finds at garage sales. I don’t have a preference if they have glass still intact or it is missing. There are so many project options, I am sure I can repurpose almost any window I come across.
My first project was quite easy. Luckily this window was in great shape, and a terrific color. All I needed to do was give in a good cleaning, and add some hangers to the back. I added vinyl cling words to the glass and it was complete. This found a home on my fireplace mantle.
That was the beginning of my interest in completing more upcycled window projects. Another project completed involved a window that did not have any glass intact. My thought for this project was to paint it a fun color, distress it a bit and hang a wreath from it. This turned out to be a fun home decor piece.
On my search for more inspiration, I cam across a photo of a window used for hanging coats in a entry way. This sparked the idea for a larger window I had. Of course I chose to paint it. I chose a robin egg blue. After it dried, I was assessed it and felt it still needed something more. Looking through my fabric, I choose a remnant that would work well in my decor. Measuring and cutting it to fit, I stapled it to the frame so the print would show through the glass. I then turned it over and added hooks to the lower frame. This completed project now hangs in the guest bath. A super cute place to hang your towel.
Because Christmas is approaching , I wanted to add a little festive decor to my home. Why not upcycle a window? Choosing a tree shape, I hot glued some smaller sized ornaments together and strung them from a ribbon. The whole piece was hung from the window frame. Instant decor.
These projects have just put a small dent into my collection of used, discarded windows. I hope to tackle some more upcycle window projects soon.