Windows Week is coming to an end already. It went by fast! I sure had fun looking at all the pretty houses, the old plantation, and the history we read about along the way. Salvage is a hot decorating trend, and there are lots of artistic and useful ways to use old windows around your home and garden. Today, I’ve gathered some ideas for you from some inspiring websites for an old window you may have, or may come across in your junkin excursions.
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Hang it on the wall – it’s art! Better Homes & Gardens
Picture Frame – Cottage Instincts
Garden Focal Point – Gardening With Grace
Turn it into a shelf – Our Adventures in Home Improvement
Make a cold frame – Better Homes & Gardens
Use in a potting bench – This Old House
Make a display table – Marty’s Musings
Make it a chalkboard – The Shabby Creek Cottage
Make it a jewelry organizer – Kamigray.com
Decal or metal wall art – Kate’s Kreations
Build an amazing greenhouse – Funky Junk Interiors
I’m feeling inspired, how about you? If only I had a large pile of old windows, and lots of free time on my hands! I do have one window which my father actually built, and plans for that soon to come.
Have you created anything fabulous with an old window? Did you paint it to look new, or do you look like the chippy, weathered look?
Welcome to those of you joining from any of these fine link-ups! I hope you’ll stick around a while!
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If you missed the earlier part of Windows Week, it’s not too late to get caught up:
- Monday was Fun with Fenestration, where we covered types of windows and some of their history
- Tuesday we revisited three buildings we’ve toured on WCIJ and looked at their windows briefly, plus we had a great History & Home link party with lots of home decor, antiques, and history
- Thursday we saw how well-planned windows in an 18th century plantation house kept the place cool in The Windows of Drayton Hall
Y’all have a great weekend and if you go junkin, have fun! ~ Dawn