Aren't these windows gorgeous? They have so much character.
I've been inspired by a pile of old windows, sitting outside of a local antique shop, that I often pass. I've inquired about them, but I just can't seem to commit to buying them all. It's a set of 6. They all match and they're all simple, white, six-pane wooden windows.
To be honest, I've had this idea for the perfect use for them for a while now, but I'm not brave enough to tackle it just yet. Maybe in a year or two.
I've seen, a few times now, old windows attached together to make a small greenhouse. Wouldn't that look so charming in amongst a garden? And, it would be functional too! But, alas, it would require quite a few windows and quite a bit of handy work - hence, the future project.
So, until I tackle that project, here are a few clever uses for these old windows. They're fairly inexpensive ways to add a ton of character to a room.
These two long windows have been used in this gorgeous bedroom to replace an existing door.
This is a really great way to divide off your bathroom, giving a bit more privacy, without closing anything in.
[Better Homes and Gardens]
Or how about this room? Who says that a window has to look outside? A window into an adjacent room can bring possibly non-existing natural light in, making the room much brighter. It also makes the space feel a lot larger.
Or how about this? You don't get character like this from a modern cabinet door. This is just gorgeous! And, how simple would it be to make something like this?
And finally, simply hang an old window from a wall as a decorative piece or from a fence and use it as a make-shift window box. There are so many possibilities!