100 Ways to Use Old Windows

Things You Can Build Out of Old Windows

Things You Can Build From Old Windows via Remodelaholic

On top of being great for decorating, old windows make great building materials!

Build a terrarium, and then for bonus points, turn it into an amazing fairy garden (from Unskinny Boppy).

Unskinny Boppy - old window terrarium fairy garden - via Remodelaholic

Use old windows to build a tall jewelry/display case (via the ReStore)

ReStore - old windows made into jewelry or curio case - via Remodelaholic

Build a barn wood cabinet (via RoboMargo).

via Robo Margo - barn wood cabinet with old window as door - via Remodelaholic

A shallow wall cabinet is perfect for an old window door! (original source unknown, sorry!)

source unknown - paned window into shallow wall cabinet - via Remodelaholic

Put an old window in the center of a slim foyer table (from Down to Earth Style).

Down to Earth Style - old window in a foyer table console - via Remodelaholic

Build a cabinet using an old window as the door — perfect for a curio! And the two-tone of the cleaned up and stained window is lovely (from My Repurposed Life, here on Remodelaholic)

My Repurposed Life - repurposed old windows cabinet - via Remodelaholic

 Use an old window as the base for a fabulous architectural style headboard (at Down to Earth Style)

Down to Earth Style - old window headboard - via Remodelaholic

or for an ornate hall tree bench (from The Kountry Store).

The Kountry Store - old window into hall tree bench - via Remodelaholic

A couple of salvaged windows make a great decorative potting table (via RoboMargo).

via Robo Margo - potting display bench from old windows - via Remodelaholic

Try a window turned coffee table like one of these:

using reclaimed pallets with a salvaged window by Heather’s Lens

Heathers Lens - old window pallet coffee table - via Remodelaholic

seen at a flea market by Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality - flea market old window coffee table - via Remodelaholic

easy window coffee table from Topsy Turvy here on Remodelaholic

Topsy Turvy - table from old windows - via Remodelaholic

tutorial from guest at Tatertots and Jello

via Tatertots and Jello - old window coffee table tutorial - via Remodelaholic

simple coffee table (just add legs!) via RoboMargo

Robo Margo - coffee table from old window - via Remodelaholic

or dress it up by making it a stained glass window, and then making it a table! (at Morena’s Corner)

Morena's Corner - how to make an old window stained glass table - via Remodelaholic

On the next page: ways to use old windows in your garden and yard –>

page 1: Great ways to reuse old windows
page 2: Ideas for using old windows that are flat glass
page 3: How to use an old window with pane dividers
page 4: Ways to use an old window that doesn’t have glass

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  1. Some friends of mine worked for a glass shop and they were in the process of replacing 60+ year old 6 pane windows from a local girls camp. They called and asked if I would be interested and I jumped at the chance. For a plate of cookies as payment they ended up replacing the glass with mirrors. I painted the frames with some crackle paint and they looked awesome! What made them more special was that my cousin had worked at that camp for a number of years.
    I’m now trying to find a place for them in my new house. They don’t exactly go with the style but I can’t stand to part with them.
    Thanks for all the cute ideas!

  2. I have beenDESPERATELY searching for a window exactly like the window in this piece that has the wreath hanging from it- I’m working on a project for a client and I have every piece BUT the window! I found one similar but it was over $200 I can’t pay that and make any money on the project- HELP does anyone know where to find unusual shaped windows like that (yes I’ve got tons of antique and vintage doors shutters and windows but the windows are just normal in shape- I need one that makes a statement!
    Grannies Attic

    1. What state do you live in? I’m in Texas. If you are near a town that has old houses or near the country you can find a lot of older homes with old windows. Please are wanting to upgrade to double pane windows and will take out the old windows. I found 2 for $10. The people were moving and were needing to sell the old windows quickly. If you are on Facebook, join some classified groups. Then check everyday. You find some. Happy window exploring!

  3. Hey Cassity… I’m finally on a regular keyboard, (last 2 comments on this post were from my phone, and crazy full of typos!) Anywho… I just wanted to give you the head’s up, my old blog ‘decorate with a little bit’ is now called: ‘simple decorating tips’ I lost the domain and they wanted crazy money for me to buy it back… I hate it when I see a picture associated with that domain name go viral like this one and I don’t get any traffic to my blog now because it’s the wrong name. Could you possibly change the source name to my current blog? I won’t put the link for the post on this comment, because it’ll probably push it into your spam folder and you won’t see the comment! But if you go to my site and type in ‘interior windows’ in the search box, you’ll see it show up with some other posts featuring interior windows. Thanks so much! BTW… I’d love to get together and do some more feature posts with you… I did a couple for you before. 🙂 Thanks again! Liz

  4. I own a window replacement company and I regularly search for ideas for reusing old windows. This is one of the best collections I have seen! Thanks for the ideas.

  5. I found a few really good ideas on here but I don’t understand why it’s called a hundred things to do with old windows when you only showed like 20 and no way to find anymore on this site, guess I must have missed something

    1. Hi Lisa,
      We split up the ideas so that the page wouldn’t load so slowly with 100+ images. Look for the section toward the bottom of the post with links:
      On the next page: more ideas for using old windows that are flat/non-paned –>
      SEE ALSO
      page 3: Ideas for using old windows with wooden sashed panes
      page 4: How to use an old window that has no glass
      page 5: Things you can build with old windows
      page 6: Using old windows in your yard and garden