Old Windows, Fresh Style May 5, 2011 DIY, Eco Friendly Projects, Home Decor, Our House 19 Comments 19009 I love old windows. I love the chippy-ness, the warped wood frames, the nicks, dings, and dents. So, when my friend Amy said she had a bunch of old windows at her house, I just had to get one! Truth be told it sat at my house for nearly two months before hanging. I just never got around to buying the appropriate hardware to hang it. But like everything else around here, it will eventually get done. And now that it is done, I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. I LOVE IT. I borrowed the bookpage wreath from the dining room, but I may end up with a twig wreath up there instead. We shall see. But for now, here it is. Clearly I had a lazy pup that couldn’t be bothered to move for the sake of the picture. Here’s a closer shot: What about you guys? Have you done any decorating with old windows? Besides hanging them on the wall, how have you seen them used? ********Linked Up********** 19 Responses Julie May 5, 2011 Love the look with the wreath! so pretty. I used an old window, and made ‘stained glass’ by painting in the different parts of “the cow jumped over the moon” in the different panes (cow and moon, cat and fiddle, dish and spoon, dog laughing). I hung it in front of the window in our nursery, and it’s adorable (if I do say so myself!). Reply Lovely Crafty Home May 5, 2011 Oh my what a great idea Julie! That sounds super cute! Reply Jaime B May 5, 2011 I made mine appear to have a shelf! http://thebaezablog.blogspot.com/2011/04/rustic-shelf.html I LOVE that yours still has the glass in it!! I have a smaller white one that I hung four hooks on and use it as a rack Reply Lovely Crafty Home May 5, 2011 LOVE your shelf!!! I may just have steal…errr…borrow that idea!! Reply Suzanne May 5, 2011 The first time I brought an old window home, my sweet hubby asked me, “So, you’re going to paint it, right?” Once I got the chippy peely thing on the wall above our mantle, though, he loved it just as it was. I hung a large grapevine wreath on it that I embellished each season. Later, when his mother’s old homeplace (you Southerners know what I mean) was torn down, I was given a window salvaged from that special place. I do plan to paint that one, probably black, and hang it on a very blank wall between lovely but rustic looking sconces form Willow House. I’ll probably put some vintage family photos in some of the panes as a tribute to the old homeplace. I would use old windows and quilts in every room if I could get away with it! http://willowhousewelcome.blogspot.com/ http://princapecos.blogspot.com/ Reply Lovely Crafty Home May 5, 2011 Suzanne- my hubs had an equally uncertain reaction! I guess they just have a hard time looking past the imperfections lol. Love your family photo idea! Reply Amy @ this DIY life May 5, 2011 My brother and sis-in-law have one haning in their living room. My SIL’s SIL did a pen and ink drawing of their house for them (it’s their first house) and cut it into three pieces and put it in the window panes. The window is one of their old basemen windows which makes it even cooler. Reply Kayla May 5, 2011 I haven’t done anything with old windows, but I love the idea! My friend purchased an old one awhile back without glass or anything and hung it on the wall by itself…it was really neat! Love yours with that wreath! Great job! Reply Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co May 5, 2011 LOVE it! We have an old antique window that Eric’s cousin refinished and added a shelf to. Been trying to figure out a place for it. LOVE yours, especially with the wreath! Reply Ami w/AliLilly May 5, 2011 OH. MY. GOSH!! I love this!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! It looks fabulous!!! I actually LOVE the lazy puppy touch!! Makes it look elegant yet comfy at the same time! 🙂 Reply MojoMama May 6, 2011 I have an old window sitting in my craft room now, and has been for the last couple of months. I was going to just leave it peeling and whatnot, but the paint underneath the white was turquoise, and no… So I’ve stripped it, and now it just sits there. I need to clean it off and finish, but I’m lazy, haha. I LOVE the way yours looks above your couch like that! Reply New Living Room Photos! October 14, 2011 […] so I bought a larger rug at IKEA to anchor the couches. I changed the art around and added an old window. Here’s what it looks like […] Reply Gettin Mossy Wit It October 14, 2011 […] replace the bookpage wreath that I am trying out on the living room window wall, I tied this mossy creation over the mirror in the dining […] Reply Kenan September 19, 2012 We must me sisters at heart! We too have an incredibly lazy bulldog who lounges on our couch like she owns the place. AND we have a window hanging in our living room with a pom pom “birthday wreath” hanging from it!! 🙂 We also have two old windows hanging on the porch with the panes removes and replaced with colored glass. I LOVE them and everyone knows which house we live in! 🙂 Reply Rachael Evans September 21, 2012 Kenan- So funny!! Old windows are the best 🙂 Reply Gettin Mossy Wit It August 25, 2014 […] replace the bookpage wreath that I am trying out on the living room window wall, I tied this mossy creation over the mirror in the dining […] Reply 30 Pretty Rustic Living Room Ideas - Noted List March 11, 2016 […] Love the bookpage wreath on old window and the brown sofa! Nothing beats these project for a rustic warm in the living space! Details via lovely crafty home […] Reply Brooke December 18, 2017 Any ideas on where to get old windows? Reply Rachael Evans December 20, 2017 Antique stores most likely, but I have also seen them on sites like Craigslist! 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