How to Decorate with Old Windows

I picked up some old windows at a yard sale last summer for $5 and have had them stored in my shed since then. I had forgotten all about them until I cleaned out the shed and realized that I had a ton of “project supplies” that really needed to be used.  (That’s what I call all those things I don’t know what to do with, but just know I will use eventually).

This window was in great shape and was already a chippy white finish so I didn’t even have to paint. I hung it above a small entry table but it needed something.   The search began…

I found a wooden “S” that I picked up in the $1 aisle at Michaels and a round antique frame.                        #oldwindow

My original idea was to remove the glass from the picture frame and just put the S on the wall and the frame around it. But as I was playing around with the pieces, I realized it looked great on top of the glass. Isn’t that how a lot of great ideas happen? Just playin’ around and – WOW!

I hot glued the S on the middle of the picture frame and used twine to hang it form the top of the window frame. I used a small command hook on top of the frame to hold the twine so I didn’t have to screw anything into the wooden frame.

I’m already thinking of ways to change it up for the seasons or just on a whim.  You could hang a small boxwood wreath or an old family photo would look great.  My husband and I are also cooking up a cute idea for how to use it at Christmas so stay tuned.

Other Ideas for Decorating with Windows:

If you’re looking for some other great ideas to use old windows in your decor, check out these links:

Over 65 Ideas to Decorate with Old Windows

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorating Ideas for Old Windows

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  • Sherry

    Cute look. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • moesoto

      Thanks Sherry. Thanks for hosting!

  • Michelle Leslie

    Don’t you just love it when that happens. I loved the layered look and the round frame and window frame really do work well together

    • moesoto

      Yes. I call these things “happy accidents”! Sometimes that is where our creativity starts – problem solving and trial and error.

  • Amanda Jones

    I love it! We bought a 1940 bungalow with a pile of old windows in the garage. This is a great idea! Thank you 🙂

    • moesoto

      Glad you enjoyed the post. Windows are so much fun to decorate with and I’m sure your’s will be beautiful. Please share a pic with me!

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