10 Uses for Old Windows


Last week I replaced our kitchen window with a new casement window. It’s beautiful and I’m in love. But, I feel bad for the old window.


The window is sitting neglected and abandoned beside our house. Whenever I walk by, it begs me for a transformation. I’m thinking I could make any one of these ideas with the old window!

Scrapbook paper in window for decor

Liz Marie added decorative paper to create a beautiful accessory

butterfly window dream big

Resin sealed letters and a butterfly for wall art

funky junk interiors window photo display

Funky Junk Interior added some string to an old window to create a photo display frame

artist's inspiration chalkboard bulletin board window

Mirrors, bulletin board, chalkboard and buckets make an artist’s inspiration and art storage

old window greenhouse

Christina’s Signs of Obsessions turned old windows and table legs into a greenhouse

old window message center and mirror

A family memo center is created from an old window with a ledge added 

old window cabinet door

Bryan Appleton Designs creates custom cabinets with old windows for the door

old window with wreath on mantle

Add a wreath for a spring mantle display

kitchen island from old windows

Olive Out made a kitchen island with a large old window

old window mirror and picture frame

Old windows used as a mirror and picture frames

What would you do with a perfectly good old window?Have you transformed an old window and posted about it? Do tell!


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Our old windows were aluminum sliders and totally ugly. Also replaced way before we were into doing this kind of thing, or even would have thought of it. Whenever I find windows like yours the price is astronomical. Jealous!!!

I have a few old wooden windows I would like to mount pictures to the back of the glass. What’s the best way to mount them?

Thank you!

Diane, sorry for the delayed reply. I mounted the photos to mat board using double stick tape. Then pressed the mat board into the back of the window. If the mat board is cut exactly to size, it should be able to stay after being crammed into the corners. If not, use a little dot of clear caulk to hold it in place.