Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project

5 Materials
$50
1 Hour
Easy

Decorating with old salvaged windows can add instant charm and cottage style to any home. Their rustic character, chippiness, and versatility make them so easy to work with as well.

Brass Candlesticks in the WindowWhile out “ Thrifting with the Gals” a few weeks ago at a new shop in town, Finial & Parquet, this window display totally inspired me!

And this is what today’s “Salvaged Windows Winter Decor Project” is all about.

Salvaged Windows

Where can I get quality reclaimed window frames?

You can find salvaged windows at:

  • Flea Markets
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Etsy
  • ebay
  • Vintage Shops
  • Thrift Shops
  • Second-Hand Shops
  • Antique Stores
  • Craigs List

I have seen salvaged windows priced from $15 – $75 depending on the size and condition. I like to stick to around $20 for mine. Here are a few affordable options that I found on Etsy for you:

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Brass Candlesticks

I found a collection of brass candlesticks on Etsy a few years ago and it was so worth the investment. I use these candlesticks every day in my decor. Here are a few affordable collections I found on Etsy for you:


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What You’ll Need for this Salvaged Windows Project:

  • Salvaged Window
  • Brass Candlesticks
  • Fishing Line
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks

How to Hang Brass Candlesticks from Salvaged Windows

To get started lay out your old window and the candlesticks to where you think you will want them. I had 2 two-paned windows. Two different size brass candlesticks per glass pane worked well for me on this project.

Tie the fishing line around the top of the brass candlestick tightly numerous times so that it is secure.

Add a thumbtack protruding out a bit to the top of the window. Wrap the fishing line numerous times around the thumbtack and then hammer it in tightly.

The candlestick will hang nicely and you can easily adjust it as you need to. I loved this project, it was so simple and unique! It will give you such a big bang for your buck too!


How to Display Salvaged Windows

I displayed our two windows with brass candlesticks on each side of our built-in bookcases in our living room, then refreshed the bookshelves for our cozy winter at home.

I wrapped the wire hanger on the salvaged window with burlap. Which I may change out to a velvet green ribbon as we enter into this holiday season. Green and gold are going to be my go-to colors for this holiday and winter season. See why on this post Vermont Fall Colours | Thrifting with the Gals.

I didn’t add actual candles into the candlesticks. However, I think I might try it with some short, burned-down candles for the holidays.

If you like this post you may also enjoy:

A Very Simple Vintage Plates and Windows DIY.

A Vintage Teacup and Old Window Spring Mantel.

Vintage Botanical Mantel with Old Windows.

Next up I’ll be sharing these built-in bookshelves all refreshed and styled for winter here on the blog. Sign up for my Saturday morning newsletter here and never miss a post!

I don’t know what I like more, the salvaged windows or the brass candlesticks…

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Suggested materials:

  • 4 Brass Candlesticks   (Etsy)
  • 2 Salvaged Windows   (Flea Market)
  • 8 Thumbtacks   (Hardware Store)
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  • 34354174 34354174 on Nov 08, 2021

    Love the window, but I am not sure what the idea of the candle holders just hanging there does??

    Your shelves are decorated so beautifully. Personally, I do not think this adds to that.

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