Simple Idea for Old Windows

October 16th, 2009 in member junk     
MichelleG22 MichelleG22, member
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My husband found this one sticking out of someones garbage can on his way home from work. I just hung it on my wall where I has a cross hung already. I love the way it looks.
We found these at a salvage store and painted them white. I plan to put some family pics in them one of these days!
I painted this one also and just put a wreath on it.
My husband found this one at Habitat and added some hooks. It hangs on our house on the back patio by the bar-b-que. He hangs his apron on it.
My husband found this one sticking out of someones garbage can on his way home from work. I just hung it on my wall where I has a cross hung already. I love the way it looks.

My husband found this one sticking out of someones garbage can on his way home from work. I just hung it on my wall where I has a cross hung already. I love the way it looks.


Can you tell I love old windows! I could never get tired of them! Just wanted to share some simple ideas for them.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Michelle Gearhart
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, artwork, eclectic, , country, family room, outdoor spaces, living room, bedroom, entry, dining room, great room, sunroom, mudroom, game room, coat rack

Comments (9)

SantaClaus writes: I have a hard time NOT picking up any more windows - I really don't have any walls to hang them on - but I still luv them & try to sneak them in my "stashes" of things I like! Posted: 8:18 am on November 20th
RustyDiva writes: These look great in your house! I love your decor. Posted: 2:18 am on October 20th
MimiToria writes: These windows look great! I especially love the 3 pane one that you just stuck over top of the cross you already had on the wall. It really adds interest.
Take a look at a old post of mine that shows some family photos behind a window pane that I used in our cabin. The photos are from a family trip to Mexico and were of our only child, Emily when she was 11. A fun way to do this.

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/977/vintage-window-turned-photo-display

I had glass panes on my window and made copies on my printer at home, than just used scotch tape to temporarily hold them in. This has held now for 4 years at our cabin, with fluctuating temperatures. Posted: 3:10 pm on October 18th
lakerun writes: hi friends...just came across a pile of old perfectly distressed windows on the curb in my historic neighborhood! jackpot! peace! Posted: 8:22 pm on October 17th
roadtriplouise writes: Windows are so much fun! You made some great projects.
Posted: 8:09 pm on October 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Old windows are the best! They can often be used as home decor AND have a function as you've shown in your home.

Thanks for the great post!
Candy Posted: 6:55 am on October 17th
plumberdaughter writes: I'm a lover of old windows too! I can't pass up windows or doors, I've got a collection of both. Your arrangements with windows are great. Posted: 9:06 pm on October 16th
alicemom writes: Boy howdy you and your husband are a great team! Love them all.
smiles, alice Posted: 4:14 pm on October 16th
itsnotjunk2me writes: ooooh love old windows too! I have a basement window like the one on your patio that I plan on using as a picture frame. Old windows are just so awesome. Great repurposing. ~judi ;) Posted: 3:57 pm on October 16th
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