Decorating With Old Windows

If you are in to shabby chic decorating, you may have thought of incorporating an old window into your design plan.  To give some inspiration on what you can do with these windows, I have found a few examples that are worth trying. As you’ll see, decorating with old windows can be both decorative and useful.

Starting with the most simple, you can just hang the frame without glass. Then just clip a sprig of dried flowers or leaves to it.  I did this with my window frame because I was looking for something very simple and uncluttered for a bedroom corner.  I used a large distressed white and rusted metal clip, to attached the sprig, to go along with the distressed frame.

decorating with old windows


Here are some other ideas that I found for decorating with old windows:

Ideas For Old Windows

Window Shelf Display

I love this design with the added shelf, chalkboard and picture frame by Post Road Vintage.  I have found some window frames with the glass left in them which would make it easy for a picture frame or to paint over for a chalkboard.   The old mason jars on the shelf are a perfect vintage addition.

Window Photo Holder

For displaying photos, this chicken wire backed window frame is a great idea by Liz Marie Blog.  The chicken wire gives a nice rustic base to clip photos onto.

And finally, here is a really cute idea by Little Birdie Secrets for making a fun wall hanger.  I love the added wreath in the middle!  The pattern choices for the paper along with the colorful knobs are a perfect blend.

If you are going for a more practical use for your window frame, then this next tutorial, from The Borrowed Abode, for a window frame jewelry display might be for you.

This frame packs in all kinds of storage for your necklaces and earrings.  I love how it all is organized and right in eye’s view.

Hopefully one of these ideas will inspire you with your own window frame!



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  1. FABULOUS!! I love the look!! Am following you and visiting from MBC Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting me and following back.


  2. I love these! I need something like this in my office, but I’m having a hard time finding old windows

  3. Hi!

    you could have add the sources of each pic to be fairer

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