Simply Swider- Stephanie
Simply Swider- Stephanie
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  • Virginia Beach, VA

A New Upcycle Idea for Old Windows!

$10
1 Hour
Easy

Our backyard was pretty bland with no gardens and an old shed. We have big plans to gut the space and put in a pool, so we don't want to waste any time or money on permanent gardens or structures to spruce it up. I had some old windows laying around from our kitchen remodel, so I decided to turn them into faux windows with window boxes to brighten up the shed. Needless to say they are perfect!
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
We turned some old windows into faux windows for our shed and added some beautiful windows boxes.
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
Before: The dismal view from our porch. P.S. I really hate the concrete, but one step at a time.
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
After: A much brighter and friendlier view from the porch! I love that these are temporary as well, so when we finally get around to the big landscape remodel they can be easily moved to another spot.
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
We built the flower boxes out of cedar and attached them to the bottom of the windows with screws.
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
We hung the windows using chain and hooks screwed into the shed overhang.
a new upcycle idea for old windows, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, windows
Finally, I filled the boxes with lush and brightly colored flowers.
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  • Mary
    on May 2, 2018

    I have some old windows from my remodel. That's a great idea. I have some pallets I could use as the planter. Thanks for the idea.

  • Louella Holroyd
    on Dec 15, 2018

    fyi, Sherwin Williams has a concrete stain and stencils so your concrete patio could look amazing for probably under $100.

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