Outdoor Decorating With Old Windows

I have been collecting old windows, to use in decorating, for quite some now.  My focus has always been on my home interior when decorating with old windows. However, windows can also be used outside for decorating.

Since so many of us use outdoor space as an extension of our home, it makes sense to decorate the space with warm and inviting items. Outdoor decorating with old windows is just as common as decorating with windows inside.

One idea is to hang a small window frame without the glass on the front door. This makes a great backdrop for a wreath. There are plenty of other ideas that use old windows in sizes that are easy to find.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

Exterior Window DIY’s

1.  Potting Table

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Potting table by Robo Junker

This fun potting table is light and airy with the window top and makes a decorative and functional addition to the deck.

2.  Mini Greenhouse

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Mini greenhouse by All Purpose Flower

Here is a cute idea for using old windows as little greenhouses.  The source site talks about how to do this wisely as some tender greens, like lettuce or spinach, can absorb lead which could be in the paint of old windows.

3.  Old Window Planter Box

old window planter box
Old window planter box

A planter box is made so much more interesting with an old window frame added to it!

4.  Stained Glass Window Art

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Stained glass window art by The Garden Web

For a more advanced project, using an old window frame as a base for a stained glass project is a fantastic idea.  The windows are beautiful hanging outside on a porch like this.  I have also seen a single plain glass window or sets of windows, hanging in a porch, that look pretty as a divider as well.

5.  Window House Number

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Window house number by The Simple Life

A small window being used to display a house number seems to be the perfect example for decorating with old windows outside.  I love this idea!

What ideas do you have for bringing old windows to the exterior of your home?



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Creating rustic styling on a budget by giving new life to old things and using the beauty that is already found in nature. Read more about me.
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  1. absolutely love this!

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