Thursday, June 25, 2009

What To Do With Old Windows: Inspiration

A few weeks back, I answered an ad on Kijiji (sort of like Craigslist). A guy was giving away old windows. You bet your boots that I jumped on that opportunity. He had stacks of windows that he just wanted gone. He probably thought I was some kind of goon because I was so excited to take away some of the windows. I took as many as I could. The ones I left were taller than I was.





I gave away a few of the windows to my family members. When they find a home for their beauties I will be sure to post photos. In the meantime, I wanted to put together a post of window inspiration. Here you go!
















Photos courtesy of: robomargo.com

These are some that I found in bloggy land:



Photos curtousy of: Angie at The Happy Homebody. Find her window posts here and here.


Photo courtesy of: Shannon at Bless Our Nest [This is my inspiration for one of my windows]



Photo courtesy of: Holly at Homebody


Photo courtesy of: Joy at Joys of Home

Do you done something wonderful with a window? I'd love to see!



18 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am SO coveting those gardens ones right now!! grrrr, where are my free windows?!

Tracey said...

I have a stack of old windows.. sitting waiting for me to do something. I love the ideas, now if I could just get my butt to doing something, it would be great. Thanks for the great pics!!

Mandi said...

I need to get an old window or 2. I love them, and thanks to your post see that there are even more possibilities than I had realized!

Lucy Marie said...

Thank you so much for posting this. We have a huge stack of old windows out in the barn that our landlords don't want. I have been pondering different ways of using them. I am going to use this post as inspiration. I will be sure to let you know if I come up with something.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh you lucky girl! I would have jumped on those too~

Dreamgirl said...

Hi Mandy!
Thanks for coming by my blog Sweeter Living and leaving such a nice comment! I enjoyed your post on old windows. I used to have several old windows in my attic and am now sad that I finally gave them away. I always thought I would make something fun, but never got around to it. When I moved to the States my husband insisted we get rid of them - so we did...

I hope you enjoy your summer!
Take care and please come visit again;)

Small House said...

WOW...you got lucky there!! Love the window ideas!
Sandra

The Browns said...

Thanks for that inspiration. I haven't decided what to do with the window you gave me but I like the looks of some of those ideas. I just pulled another window out of our neighbor's trash. It's kind of big with about 12 panes in it. It was painted red but that is kind chipped and cracking which makes a perfect "homespun" look. You'll have to show me what to do with it when you come home.

Jill said...

I need to get some of those. I always wanted a window and never knew where I could find old ones like that

~Linds~ said...

AHHH! You lucky, lucky girl!!! I love the hanging pot holder. How cool!!!

You always have the best ideas so I know whatever you decide it will be AMAZING!!

I hope you have a great weekend!!!
~Linds

Tonya said...

You lucky duck! I can't wait to see what you create w/them!

Hope you're doing well. Miss catchin' up w/ya...

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I'm still not sure what I'll do with mine; thanks for this inspiration. I think I need more wallspace!

Barb said...

Anxiously waiting here in PA to see what you do with your windows..you are very creative I know it will be good! My daughter took an old window frame (multiple panes), chipped paint still intact, removed the glass and inserted mirrors... put it on her living room wall with a primitive wreath on it! You and my daughter are very much alike with your love of primitives! I will try to get a picture for you, or maybe I can ask granddaughter Mickey to do it, I will let you know! Have a great week!

Holly said...

You lucky girl you! Free windows? That's awesome!
I was surprised to see my room; thanks for the shout-out!
(love the new blog look too)

THE WATERMELON TREE said...

I LOVE the window above the fire place holding the wreath!! Beautiful!! Now I wish I had a fireplace!

Dawn said...

I am soooo addicted and obsessed with old windows!

This post made me giddy!!!!

Shannon said...

Love all the inspiration pics for the windows and I love your new blog name!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Hi Mandi,
We must have found the same site because a I saw a lot of those pictures too! Looks like we have similar taste.

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