100 Ways to Use Old Windows

 Ways to Use Old Windows to Decorate Your Yard and Garden

Ways to Use Old Windows in Your Yard and Garden via Remodelaholic

Decorate indoors or out with an old window flower box (tutorial from Simply Swider)

Simply Swider - old window into outdoor planter window box decoration - via Remodelaholic

or pair an old window with a pair of mason jar vases (from Babblings and More)

Babblings and More - old window and mason jars as outdoor fence decoration - via Remodelaholic

or a set of shutters and a planter (original source unknown, sorry!)

source unknown - old window with sill and shutters on fence - via Remodelaholic

(via Empress of Dirt)

via Empress of Dirt - old window hung on fence - via Remodelaholic

via Empress of Dirt - mirrored window and shutters in garden - via Remodelaholic

Use old windows as peekaboo window in your fence (via Tootsie Time)

Tootsie Time - old window in fence or gate - via Remodelaholic

as part of a garden fence (by Hometalk user Julee)

old window in garden spindle fence via Hometalk on Remodelaholic

as a garden gate (via RoboMargo)

via Robo Margo - old window as garden gate - via Remodelaholic

or as the whole thing! (by Flower Garden Girl)

Flower Garden Girl - old window vegetable garden fence - via Remodelaholic

Create a vertical succulent planter (via Empress of Dirt).
via Empress of Dirt - old window as a succulent planter - via Remodelaholic

Build “cold frame” garden boxes (by For The Love of Lillian).

For The Love of Lillian - old windows as greenhouse cold frame doors - via Remodelaholic

Build a small greenhouse from old windows (tutorial at Empress of Dirt)

Empress of Dirt - make a window greenhouse - via Remodelaholic

or try this style (via RoboMargo).

via Robo Margo - outdoor greenhouse table from old windows - via Remodelaholic

Hang old windows along a garden path or arbor (via Flickr user lifebegreen)

Flickr user lifebegreen - windowed arbor in garden path - via Remodelaholic

or  use them as porch decorations (via RoboMargo)

Robo Margo - old window as porch decoration - via Remodelaholic

or a porch divider (on Apartment Therapy).

Apartment Therapy - old windows as porch dividers - via Remodelaholic

Gather enough old windows and you could even create a greenhouse! (by Sparta Savingshere on Remodelaholic)

Sparta Savings - greenhouse from old windows - via Remodelaholic

 PHEW! Did you make it all the way through with me? Whether you did or not, I hope you found the inspiration that you need! And if that wasn’t enough recycled windows for you, head over to Funky Junk Interiors where she has over 200 answers to the question “what to do with old windows?”

PS: Our favorite way to hang old windows comes from Pretty Handy Girl: use two eye screws and ribbon, wire, or chain. 🙂

Pretty Handy Girl - hang old windows with an eye hook and ribbon or rope - via Remodelaholic

Read more on these pages:

page 1: Great ways to use old windows
page 2: Using old windows with a single glass pane
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

100 Ways to Use Old Windows on Remodelaholic.com #upcycle #recycle #AllThingsWindows

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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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