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Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

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Did you know that old windows are just a greenhouse in disguise? It all started with three antique windows I picked up at a yard sale ...
Then, I started asking everyone for their old windows when they had them replaced. I saved the old door and window panels when we changed out our garage doors.
They piled up on a side deck under tarps. And then, one day, the building began! It was like doing a jig saw puzzle, making up the pieces as you go!
And, four days of building and lots of painting later, my dream of having a greenhouse came true!
Now we have an attached greenhouse that looks wonderful and is very functional for a fraction of what a commercial kit costs! Plus, we added cold frames on the front!
And, those three antique windows are highlighted, one on each side of the greenhouse! Now I have a cozy home for my plants, wonderful light for watercolor painting and a new favorite coffee spot!
This process was more than a notion! To see all the steps in taking those old windows from discards to a dream come true, please click through to my article! Thanks so much! Barb

To see more: http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/building-a-repurposed-windows-greenhouse/

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Sep 19, 2015

    @Miriam I ~ here's my summer project all finished!

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Sep 20, 2015

      @Miriam I ~ didn't realize you were watching the progress! : ) It took awhile but is such a wonderful sanctuary, my dream come true!

  • Z
    Z
    on Sep 19, 2015

    Barb, this is absolutely beautiful! I love every single think about it.

    • Z
      Z
      on Sep 20, 2015

      @Barb Rosen you are so welcome. It is lovely.

  • Moxie
    Moxie Brooklyn, IN
    on Sep 19, 2015

    @Barb - thank you so much for sharing!! What a wonderful space you have created!!! Luv luv luv it!

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Sep 19, 2015

      @Moxie ~ thank you! It turned out even better than I planned!

  • Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    on Sep 20, 2015

    I'd love this! Gorgeous!

  • Juli Becker @ Junkin' with Juli
    Juli Becker @ Junkin' with Juli Eau Claire, WI
    on Sep 20, 2015

    Oh, Barb, I LOVE this! I love it SO MUCH because it confirms that I can do this too. In fact, I already have four windows saved and have my eye on 10 more for sale on Craigslist right now (just not sure if I want to pay $10 a piece when I got my first four for $5 each). Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Sep 20, 2015

      @Juli Becker @ Junkin' with Juli ~ you can do this too! : )

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