One More Use for an Old Window

March Madness: 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers

Hi sweet Friends! I can’t believe it’s day #28 of my thrifty makeover series! That’s a lot of makeovers, ya’ll!

If you’re just joining us, you missed a fun month of thrifty goodness. Not to worry though, you can catch up at the bottom of this post!

There are so many creative uses for old windows, and today I am sharing one more use for them.

I found this window, bedazzled in clam shells, for $2 at an estate sale a while ago:

Window-before1
It was looking pretty sad.

Window-Before-2

If you’ve seen my Spring Tulip Wreath and Mantel from last year or my Christmas wreath and mantel from this year, then you’ve probably seen this used as a backdrop already!

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

It was such a cool redo that I thought it deserved a spotlight of its own.

I removed the clam shell extravaganza and lightly used a wire brush to remove any flaking paint.

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

We used the metal grate for a project years ago and had a bit left over.

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

I cut it to fit with metal snippers and staple gunned it to the back of the window. It makes a great backdrop for a wreath!

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

These pictures are from my Spring mantel last year. I shared how to make this simple Spring Tulip Wreath in that post.

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

Here is another project I used the metal grate on…

End-of-cabinet spice cabinet

DIY Spice Cabinet  (Mounts on the end of your cabinet!)

This was  a spice cabinet I built to hang on the end of my kitchen cabinets long before I painted my kitchen. I recently pulled it out of the garage, dusted it off and painted it to put in my shop.

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

 

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

And here it is on my Christmas Mantel holding my Two Turtle Doves Wreath:

Super Simple Christmas Wreath

Super Simple Christmas Wreath and Mantel

But let’s get back to Spring…I’m definitely not ready for Christmas again yet!

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

Ahhh much better!

This idea would work on a window like this or a pane window. My hubby purchased this grate online, but I’ve seen it in sheets at Home Depot. I’ve also seen smaller sheets of it at Hobby Lobby.

I recently bought a beautiful mirror to hang on my mantel for a change and I can’t decide if I like it. I think I miss the old window. It just has so much more charm!

One more use for an old window...as the perfect backdrop for a wreath, by adding a metal grate.

So there’s one more use for an old window… it makes the perfect backdrop for a wreath!

Hope you have a great day! I’ll be back in the morning! 🙂

If you missed any posts in this fun March Madness series, you can catch up here:

March Madness Week #1 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Today is a Good Day

2. Fancy Chalkboards

3. Flea Market Swap: Fabric Covered Basket

4. Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

5. Sewing Cabinet Side Table

6. Stool Revived

7. Cigar Box Upcycle

March Madness Week #2 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Headboard to Organizer

2. Weathered Grey Caddy

3. Faux-Drawer Tray

4. French Linen Server

5. Three French Trays

6. Rosette Picture Frame

7. Planter Box from a Thrift Store Throw-Away

March Madness Week #3 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Basket Upcycle

2. Paris, Table for Two

3. Owl Figurine Refresh

4. Paint a table & Keep the Beautiful Wood too 

5. Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench

6. French-Inspired Coffee Table

7. Fabulous Bulletin Board from Thrift Store Parts

March Madness Week #4 of 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers!

1. Reclaimed Wood Tray

2. Oak Dresser Makeover

3. The Rest of the Oak Bedroom Set

4. Shabby Sweet Cradle

5. Don’t Disturb this Groove

6. Coastal Cottage Shelf

XO,

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Comments

  1. Perfect! Love it! Have a great weekend girl!

  2. Sue Farmer says:

    Hey Christy. I love, love, love extravaganzas but that clam mess not so much!! Love how you changed the look and once again wish I had your vision. Hope your weekend is a good one. Love your posts. Look forward to them and will miss the every day makeovers. I think you should do them all the

  3. Sue Farmer says:

    I guess I ran out of room. Just think you should do them all the time!!! LOL

    • Thanks, Sue! I wish I could keep up sharing every day. It’s been so fun to connect with you guys every day this month! I’ll still be here, just not every day. 🙂 Have a great weekend! XO

  4. Christina says:

    Christy, this March madness has been so much fun! I adore the multiple uses/ideas for the windows!! Thanks always!!

  5. A definite improvement from that clam shell window and so simple to do. I love it.

  6. I just hate it that March Madness is coming to an end! It’s so much fun to see what cool and interesting (and doable) project I’ll find in my inbox every morning. You are endlessly creative and inspirational…..many kudos. What a fun month!!!

    • Aww I’m kind of sad about March Madness ending too, Peggy. I’ve so enjoyed connecting with you guys here everyday! But I’ll still be here two to three times a week. Thanks so much for following along with me! 🙂

  7. Great reworking of a handsome window! You created a fabulous backdrop for so many decorative uses.

  8. Love your old window! Wow what a deal too! Love your idea for a pretty spring craft:) You know I’m pinning & sharing this one!

  9. I remember that frame from your Christmas mantle. I like the grate you used – prettier than the popular chicken wire. What was up with all those dangling shells?

  10. Where did you get the “metal grate” that went into the makeover of the clam window?

  11. Hi Joanne! We ordered that in a roll years ago online to cover some vents in our ceiling, and that was made from the leftovers. I don’t know where we originally purchased that particular grate, but I have seen it in sheets at the Home Depot near the lumber section.

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