Vintage Windows – DIY Project Inspiration

I‘ve gotten quite a few questions regarding old/vintage windows.  Here are some ideas I was able to find online:
  • Pot rack
  • Bed canopy 
  • Drying rack
  • Chalkboard
  • Frames
  • Table
  • Shelf
  • Memo board
  • Display
  • Cabinet
  • Greenhouse
  • Mirror
  • Shadow box
  • Flower box
  • Sign
  • Sconce 
  • Divider
I have some in my house and they are mainly used in decorating/on display at this time (saving some of these genius ideas for future DIY!)

Chalkboard paint makes this old window a message center at our barn patio!

(baby shower decorating)

 Also at the barn patio, this old window paired with an old crate makes an fun end table:

I plan on doing these windows on the wall in our dining room makeover but for right now, I love looking at them here.

And this one in the back entryway.  I plan on using chalk board paint on another one I have that looks just like this to use as a weekly planner.  Whoa!  While looking for some ideas I came across a video tutorial for the chalkboard planner at BHG.  Click here to see it.  🙂

There’s even one hanging out by the herb garden awaiting a DIY project:

So, I set out to find some other ideas and hit the jackpot!  So many beautiful window projects!  Here are a few.  Click the links for more information, tutorials and inspiration!

Make a cabinet like the beautiful one at My Repurposed Life!

Wallpaper Frames – beautiful idea at The Crafty Nest!

I would love to make a drying rack!
image courtesy of Country Living

Chore charts at Decor Allure
with more inspiration!

My favorite find in my search for window projects was this site. I met Margo at Robojunker.comHere are her projects.  I love windows as tables.

and her blog, –  has an entire section dedicated to DIY window eye candy.  Pop over for TONS of more inspiration!  Check it out!

Do you have a DIY window project?  Email me pictures and/or a link and show off! (

More Ideas!
How beautiful is this window framing antique teaspoons? I love it!
Details at Nestled in Rosenberg.

Look at an old window framing pictures submitted by Lisa.  What a pretty way to display favorite pictures!

Christy at Sliding Down the Stairs has some creative DIY window projects too.
Jewelry Organizer

Message Board

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