Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Appearance, things and buildings wear out Read more
It can be something that has a better design or something with the better functionality. For example, not so long ago plastic windows were introduced to the market.
It was a real boom in window’s history. They totally changed our classic image about how a window should look like.
I’m not sure if it’s studying architecture, going to school in colonial Williamsburg or living in a San Francisco Edwardian, but I’ve always loved old windows.
True divided light, so many panes it’s impossible to clean, always have a draft windows. In the really old ones you can see the ripples where the glass (which is actually a really, really thick liquid) has started to flow towards the bottom of the window frame.
The way light flows through them, the imperfections – it makes both looking in and looking out a romantic, old fashioned affair.
Thankfully in our moderate northern California weather I can indulge myself by not replacing ours with something more energy efficient (heck, it’s always 68 degrees outside – isn’t that what I’m supposed to be setting my thermostat at anyways?).
However, for those that can’t enjoy an old window in situ, another option is to bring it indoors in another form.
In this week’s episode of Home Made Simple on OWN I use a beautiful old window to create a shadow-box coffee table. It’s a really simple project – build a box the same size of the window, attach the window with hinges, and add some store bought coffee table legs.
I didn’t even paint the window, wanting the beautiful aged paint to show. It becomes the showpiece of a room and, in this instance, a perfect place for the family to showcase their scrapbooks.
The best part, if you’ve got an old window and some scrap wood laying around, all this cost’s is $20 for some legs!
Plastic window is cheap, hard or practically impossible to break. They are are energy efficient, easy to clean and use and can come in different color.
Due to these advantages lots of people rushed to install PVC windows instead of old wooden one. In that case what is the destiny of old wooden ones? Usually they do straight to the trash or fire.
It happened because very few people knew how to recycle them with use. Just think of the places in your house where old windows will obtain a new life and I am sure you will be able to find quite a few.
There are photo frames with family pictures in every home. Some people have a few of the most important ones and some want to put out as much as they can! Buying a frame for each picture is uncomfortable and soon you will run out of the free space for them.
Instead, use an old wooden window, it can hold several pictures and can be comfortably hanged on the wall. The same idea you can use for hanging decorations.
If you constantly forget about something or need to leave someone a message, transform an old window into a fancy chalkboard. This way you will always remember all the important things.
302. A Chic Wreath Decoration!
Old house windows are very versatile and volatile, and you can easily turn them into a shabby chic decoration that features a basic wreath right in the middle. Project Credit and Tutorial: ouradventuresinhomeimprovement