Repurposed Windows Greenhouse

Barb Rosen
by Barb Rosen
Did you know that old windows are just a greenhouse in disguise? It all started with three antique windows I picked up at a yard sale ...
Old wooden windows for our greenhouse.
Then, I started asking everyone for their old windows when they had them replaced. I saved the old door and window panels when we changed out our garage doors.


They piled up on a side deck under tarps. And then, one day, the building began! It was like doing a jig saw puzzle, making up the pieces as you go!


And, four days of building and lots of painting later, my dream of having a greenhouse came true!
Exterior: Repurposed Windows Greenhouse
Now we have an attached greenhouse that looks wonderful and is very functional for a fraction of what a commercial kit costs! Plus, we added cold frames on the front!
Interior: Repurposed Windows Greenhouse
And, those three antique windows are highlighted, one on each side of the greenhouse! Now I have a cozy home for my plants, wonderful light for watercolor painting and a new favorite coffee spot!


This process was more than a notion! To see all the steps in taking those old windows from discards to a dream come true, please click through to my article! Thanks so much! Barb
Barb Rosen
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  • Laura Crognalo Laura Crognalo on Jan 02, 2017
    How do you take care of the roof of it with it being flat and not at an arch. Does the water just sit in the pane areas? I t is beautiful!

  • Karen Hyde Karen Hyde on May 18, 2018

    I see you're in Delaware-does it stay warm in the winter?

  • Jeanne Jeanne on Oct 11, 2020

    the windows have to fit into something.. how does the framing go to put them in... thanks luv it..

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