Replacing your old windows this summer and want to recycle them? Or maybe just on the lookout for some interesting projects that involve old windows?
Either way, those old windows do make for interesting home décor and furniture projects that you can create yourself. In addition, they also can be made into items that are useful and make life a little easier.
Home Décor with Old Windows
Old windows can be used for so many things to decorate your home. They can be turned into picture frames where you can display pictures of your loved ones.
You can also turn an old window into a piece of art by placing a beautiful poster behind the window. Then it will look like you are looking outside through the window. This works best if you use a poster of a piece of artwork that depicts landscapes or cityscapes.
By adding hooks to the bottom of an old window and hanging it on your wall, you have a cute place to hang your scarves, hats, and even other décor.
You can even just hang an old (preferably antique) window on your wall and it can pass as a piece of décor all on its own.
Large, old windows work great as table tops. Simply take your existing coffee table or side table and place an old window on top. You will want to make sure that the window is the same size as the top of the table, or that the top fits within the frame of the glass. The glass of the old windows will make the table tops easier to clean and you also no longer have to worry about using coasters for drinks.
You can even use the space between the window and the table to place pictures or artwork that can match the theme of the room, and can also be changed out with holiday themed pictures during the holidays.
Recycled to Make Life Easier
Old windows can also be material for projects that not only look good, but also make your life a little easier. By using strong, decorative chain, you can hang a group of them together at the edge of your porch or patio to make a wind and rain block.
You can also find plans to create a small greenhouse out of old windows, so that you can start your garden off earlier than you normally could.