Chalkboard Window

After finding a pile of gorgeous vintage windows on the side of the road recently, April has been sharing all the ways she’s repurposing those windows at House by Hoff.  (I featured one of those transformations here.)  Her latest window project is perfect for a summertime vignette.

House by Hoff window before

The window April chose to work on this time was already covered in the prettiest shade of blue, chippy paint.  She cleaned it gently to preserve as much of that paint as possible, then sealed it carefully.  The panes of this window were intact, so April layered them with latex paint and then chalkboard paint, creating a chalkboard window!  Adding a summery quote and a beachy garland were all it took to complete the look.  I’ve got to find myself some old windows!

House by Hoff window after

Get all the details on this project at House by Hoff.


Vintage Window Message Center

The story of how Patty from Always Something acquired her stash of vintage windows is a good one.  While driving through a historic Virginia college campus with her husband, Patty spotted a dumpster heaped with old windows.  She convinced her husband to stop the  car, and Patty pulled out as many as she could.

Since then, Patty has been using those windows to make all kinds of things–including gifts for friends and family–like this message center.  The addition of magnetic chalkboard paint and a small bulletin board to three of the panes turned one old window into a perfectly sized message center.  I especially like the letters that spell out “Joy” in the upper panes.

Find out more about Patty’s window makeover at Always Something.

Vintage Window Mirrors

Liz at The Brambleberry Cottage has her very own stash of vintage windows and beadboard. Seriously, a barn full of them! (Doesn’t it just make your DIY, trash-to-treasure loving heart swoon?)

old windows to mirror

Liz put the windows and beadboard together to create a gorgeous pair of mirrors. These weathered, chippy mirrors are so full of character and charm!

mirrors from old windows

See how Liz made them at The Brambleberry Cottage.

Window Definition Art

One of the things Lindsay from Diary of a Crafty Lady loves about living in New England is all the treasure that can be found on trash day from the old homes in the area. Lindsay has acquired quite the stash of old windows, made all the more charming by their cracked and peeling paint.

old window

The large glass surface of this window was just begging for some vinyl, so Lindsay added a definition of family for a quick and easy transformation. Old windows make for great DIY wall art. Have you repurposed an old window into something fabulous?

window wall art

Read more at Diary of a Crafty Lady.