When it’s time for replacement windows in your home, what do you do with your old ones? In the age of DIY home decorating, the possibilities are endless. Check out these three crafty ways to repurpose an old window.
Turn it into Furniture
If you’re feeling extra crafty, incorporate those old windows into a piece of furniture to open up the space in your home. Be sure to keep both the frame and the glass intact, and then add them to common household items such as:
- Kitchen cabinet doors: replace your wooden cabinets with your old windows to create a more open feeling to your kitchen and expose those plates and mugs you paid big bucks for.
- Coffee table top: update your living room table with a glass top for a more unique look and a conversation starter during any home gathering.
- Headboard for your bed: adding a window over your bed as a headboard is a shabby-chic way to add rustic touches to your bedroom.
Just use the Frame
You might be getting replacement windows because the glass is damaged on your current window, but don’t worry – you can still repurpose that, too. Taking out the glass but keeping the frame intact is an easy way to add new elements to the window. You can add things such as cork boards, chalkboards, mirrors or even photos behind the frame to give an extra touch to a usual household design piece.
Use it as Decor
The easiest way to reuse a window is to just simply hang it up and display it as you would any other piece of art. Take the frame and scuff it up, make it antique or paint the frame an accent color to really make it stand out in your home.