I recently purchased several old windows. I decided to upcycle one of them for my kitchen.
Time: 2 Days Cost: $30.00 Difficulty: Medium
I started out with an old 6 pane window, some good music, & sweet tea. :-) Removed all the glass panes, and scraped it down.
I painted it black & distressed it. Cut plywood panels to fit the window, covered them with burlap, chicken wire, cork, and painted 2 with chalkboard paint.