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DIY Chalkboard Calendar Window

If you're a thrifter like me, you have to always see these random windows and never know what todo with them! I recently found one and decided now that it is the first of the year, we need to create a fun window calendar that will act as a great command center.

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Recycled Window Picture Frame ~ Our Fairfield Home and Garden

Don't pass by that discarded wooden window in the trash. Turn it into a Recycled Window Picture Frame!

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Upcycled Windows Into Small Greenhouse

I've had these old cabinet windows and a few other old wood pain windows for quite a while that I found on the street. I had sold 10 or so not realizing I was going to have a garden soon…I'm glad I hung onto these.

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THEE Most Stunning Santa Vintage Window On Earth!

I absolutely LOVE Vintage Windows, I am also a true Christmas Fanatic!
I literally back flipped and happy my mind....when this idea came to me!

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DIY Window Table Tutorial

My husband took a salvaged window and made it into a table for me! Room inside for storage or decorative items. He did an amazing job. No plans, just from his head!
Photos and story at

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Jewelry Display From Upcycled Windows - Thrift Store Find!

A few months ago I told you the story of how I came to own these old windows and showed you what I did with one of them. A friend of mine found these and texted a picture to me. Is that a compliment that my friends think of me while they’re at thrift stores? Anyway, they were at a shop across town that I don’t ever go to so I asked her to pick them up for me. They were marked $3 each but guess what she actually paid for them? (Click over to the blog post to read the whole story and see what she paid for them.)
See ALL my thrift store makeovers HERE.
Here’s what the windows looked like when I got them.

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DIY Window Mirror For Less Than $20

I love window mirrors, but I don't love their price. I already had a 6-pane window on hand and knew there had to be a way to make my own.

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Cabinet Pantry

A cabinet/pantry we built. Used 2 old doors, 4 windows, old hardwood flooring and scrap plywood. I was expecting a small pantry and ended up with this wonderful one.
Jerry is a carpenter and brings home lots of scrap wood. The flooring we used was a remodel job. Windows he replaced on a remodel. We spent $60 on the 2 doors and $2 on screws for the door hinges. Total of $62.00

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Button Snowmen and a Ugly Old Window.

It all started when I was given this ugly old window.

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Headboard Made From Salvaged Shutters Diy

It must have been July when my brother first showed up on my doorstep with a huge pile of these fantastic interior wood shutters. I immediately knew that I wanted to make a headboard. The only problem was, I didn't need a headboard.
Don't despair if you don't have shutters, an old paneled wood door will give a similar look.

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Farmhouse Storage: DIY Grain Bin Organizer

Coming up with farmhouse storage ideas that blend well with the farmhouse/cottage style in our home is so much fun and when I can put different farmhouse pieces together to make an entirely new piece, I am extra happy. This Grain Bin Organizer is functional, farmhouse pretty and was so easy to make.

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Antiquing a Faux Mirror

I love the look of antiques, especially mirrors but most true antique mirrors are quite expensive. I found a way to get the antique look and not spend half a fortune.

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Skylight Window to Stained Glass Look Table (Part 1)

My neighbor took out some old skylights. One was still in great shape, so we used it for our shed, but the other one had lost the seal between panes, and in between the glass was pretty gross. It had a nice and heavy metal frame, and I didn’t want to see it go to waste, so I decided to make it into a stained-glass look patio table!

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Patriotic Window

Ever heard the phrase, "One man's trash is another man's treasure?" Well, this project is the perfect example of that! My mom purchased this old window from a junk barn place several years ago, tried to do a project on it (hence the silicone residue on one of the panes), eventually I ended up with it and it's been sitting in my basement for about 2 years. Coming from a military family and loving the Americana style, I had to do something patriotic with this amazing window and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. *Note: it didn't actually cost me $30 to do this project as I already had all of the supplies on hand. I would say if I had to go out and purchase all of these supplies though, it would cost me between $30 & $40.

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Upcycled Window Herb Planter

Turn an old window and some tin cans into a gorgeous herb garden for your backyard. Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it's really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed. I decided to use old tin cans as planters as I had lot of success with the colourful tin can planter (click here to see) I made last year. />

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Old Window New Use

It’s becoming the popular thing to take old doors and windows and create new uses for them.
I’m afraid I too have fallen prey to the door and window obsession.
When we replaced the windows and front door in our farmhouse in Ohio, I saved a few of the windows to use for projects. I wish now that I had saved them all! To find an old window now will cost ya around $20-25.00 each. They are in high demand these days.

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Christmas Centerpiece - Home Decor

Christmas centerpiece - home decor

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Upcycled Outdoor Planter

I love the look of large stately planters but the cost can be outrageous! I remembered seeing a tutorial on pinterest showing how to make planters with old shutters once. I wasn't sure how they would stand up to the outside.

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Old Shutter Snowman

Do you have any old shutters hanging around? I do. I kinda collect them from the side of the road when I find them.

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Make A Hall Tree From Old Shutter Doors

Our first Hall Tree was very successful and we sold it exactly in 5 days. And than many people asked for a new one, we had no time to build new hall tree because of back custom orders.( Thank God) Our job is not to dense at the moment because of xmas, so we had time to make a new one.

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An Upcycled Window Frame Makes a Great Frame

As part of my One Room Challenge, I needed some art for my laundry room walls. My local architectural salvage store has a good inventory of frames and I knew what I was going to do with this one before I even got it home.

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"Here's Johnny!!!"

My "Here's Johnny" door... I have had this in the back of my mind for quite some time so this past summer when I rescued an old door from the dump I was ecstatic to be able to implement my idea.

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Using Old Shutters in the Garden

We had three pairs of old shutters and didn't know what to do with them. So we created a privacy screen a couple years ago and this year took it apart and hung the pairs on a long fenceline to create some interest.

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Turn Old Window Frames Into Botanical Butterfly Wall Art

Are you renovating? Don't throw out your old window frames just yet! Come see this beautiful wall display project by Mary from Orphans With MakeUp which she completed with Sage Advice, Graphite glaze, and Tough Coat!

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Farmhouse Wall Decor Using an Old Shutter

This project actually started out as a cool find on one of our trips to the Brimfield Antiques Show & Flea Market where I picked up this old shutter for $20.