Have you recently replaced your old drafty windows with new energy-efficient windows just in time for the cooler season? If so you’re one smart cookie, but you don’t have to throw away your old windows, you can recycle them! We don’t mean in a compost pile. We mean, there are several ways you can reuse old windows that can add charm to your home.
Create a Unique Chalkboard
Use your old windows, panes and all, in new and creative ways that you can use to add a little pizzaz to your house. Try using chalkboard paint to paint over the glass in between panes. Hang the old window in your office, kitchen or foyer and use as a place to leave notes or reminders.
Shadowbox Coffee Table
Another option is adding hinges to one side and attaching it to an old dresser drawer and adding legs to create your very own shadow box coffee table! You can use it as a way to creatively display items, while also using it as storage.
DIY Picture Frame
Use double sided disappearing tape to place pictures in different grid panes of an old window. Then hang it for a rustic shabby-chic display.
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Replace the glass in the old window frame with a custom fit mirror for an unexpected decoration. This unique look is a great way to also bring more light into a room. Reflective objects disperse light, which is great in rooms with fewer windows.
If you’ve got a green thumb, you’ll love this one. Use hinges to attach the old window to a plywood box so that it opens on one side. Then add soil and plant herbs or vegetables that grow in the winter. The window will allow your plants and herbs to get much needed sunlight, while also shielding them from the harsh wind and snow.
If you’re going to be replacing your windows soon, these are some great ways to recycle. But many of these ideas require some DIY. If DIY projects aren’t for you, All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding can also dispose of your old windows for you, free of charge. No worries. Call us today at 913-962-4380 .