Recycled Windows Make Creative Green House

8 Materials
7 Weeks

A friend gave us storm windows and we designed a green house from what we were given. Purchased treated lumber posts and 2x4's to frame the house. Used Plexiglas for the upper windows and roof. Purchased wire shelving to install 4 nine foot shelves. The stone floor was already set from the previous greenhouse. It measures 8 /2 'x9 1/2'.

Acquired storm windows

After much internet searching and figuring, we came up with a different plan for our greenhouse.

Starting to frame out the house
Attaching windows to wood frames with stainless steel screws
Recycled storm door found under the house.

Replaced the glass with plexiglass and painted the frame yellow.

Roof construction

After all four sides were completed, we added a corrugated Plexiglas roof and framed it out for a finished look.

Plexiglas triangles added above storm windows.

Wanted a little pizazz added to the top, so we used Plexiglas inserts that I frosted and then added a few designs. To frost the Plexiglas, I used water sand paper and rubbed the clear Plexiglas until it turned opaque.

Designs across side windows

Since this is the view of the greenhouse that we see from our patio, I made vinyl letters from my Cricut ... "La Nostra Serra" ( Our Green House in Italian) and a few Fleur di Lis designs. I love the way it turned out!

Finished Project

We placed the garden work table along the back wall and installed the wire shelves. I then hung an old frame above the table for a finishing touch. The garden table is in a previous post. I knew just how I wanted it to look in the finished greenhouse.

Back view

After 7 long weeks, we finally have a green house that we both absolutely love!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Charlene Hardman
    Charlene Hardman
    on Jul 18, 2020

    What did you use for flooring?

    • Tracy Robert
      Tracy Robert
      on Jul 20, 2020

      It was in her first paragraph (van see in her photos too!)

      "The stone floor was already set from the previous greenhouse. It measures 8 /2 'x9 1/2'."

  • Rise Whitworth
    Rise Whitworth
    on Jul 19, 2020

    How did you ventilate the greenhouse?

    • Char Campbell
      Char Campbell
      on Jul 25, 2020

      Brilliant way to repurpose old window frames and it’s beautiful and fictional . I love it great job!!!

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  • Cricket
    on Aug 1, 2020

    It is lovely! I have been trying to get my husband to build a greenhouse with recycled windows with me for years. Enjoy❣

  • Lora Bloomquist
    Lora Bloomquist
    on Aug 1, 2020

    Love it!

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