I heart old windows and doors

I get so excited every time I find an old window or door and I seem to be finding lots of them lately.  In fact, I just scored about 5 of them from a friend who is cleaning out his barn!!!

Here are some of the windows/doors I've found:

My potting bench makeover.
The door I saved just as it was being tossed into the landfill...

These doors I saved from being tossed into the landfill:


another window I got from the dump:

Then I got 3 same size windows that I made into this tiny greenhouse:
If you want the details on how I built it, click HERE

I found this window in a dumpster in another town... gotta hit em all when driving by you know!


And here it is again in a different vignette.


here is my favourite of all the doors I've found.  Got it for $1 at a garage sale
10 years ago and haven't figured out what to do with it yet!
(Shed beautification is a coming attraction - lol)
Happy treasure hunting everyone!   I can't wait for the spring yard sales :)

Cheers!


65 comments:

Sophia said...

What clever ideas! I would never think to use them for such things. :)

Full Circle Creations said...

I love old doors and windows too. Love the green house. I've been wanting to make one for a while now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly

momto8 said...

that really is incredible how you transform someone else's garbage into such treasures!
I am now following this time on link..pls follow back if you can!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great recycle!! Love old windows and doors too! Friending you through LINKY!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Anne, I like that little blue greenhouse and the shed you made and wrote about in your previous post!

By Nela said...

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Manoli.

Kim Van Horn said...

Love all of your ideas! I especially love your photography! You take beautiful pictures of beautiful stuff! I found you on the Sundae Scoop Link Party and am your newest Linky follower! Can't wait for your next post!

Gwen said...

You are so inspirational...you have made me want to start collecting doors and windows. What is your job...I am too nosey, but are you an interior designer...well, you must be.
Brillllliant!
xxx

Dree Getz said...

Very creative. I love it.

I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-follower-party-hop.html

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness these are all so awesome! I especially like the greenhouse one. It turned out so adorable!!

Anita said...

Love all your doors and windows!! I love them too, and have stacks of them saved from my great grandfather's old house. Trying to use them in different ways. Lovely ideas!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love your little house you built out of windows. I just pinned so many of these. I love doors and I love dumpsters.....perfect combination.

blessings,
karianne

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wow I've been reading your blog for about 10 minutes and I am totally impressed with everything you build, find, store, reuse.. Loved visiting today.

Meg said...

I am so jealous of your collection! I'm your newest linky follower and I'd love it if you followed back and joined my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

Hope to see you there!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh, lucky you!! I wish I had a friend with an old barn! I love them, too, and can't wait for spring garage sales and flea markets!
Hugs, Cindy

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Those are gorgeous doors and windows. I would love to find some like yours. I'm a new LF follower and I would love it if you would join me and my friends at our new linky party, Cowgirl Up, 1 party on 4 blogs, http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2012/02/cowgirl-up-party-2.html

Our Delightful Home said...

Great ideas! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Swede Dreamer said...

I'm loving old doors and windows as well! You scored some great finds!
~Angie

Tisha said...

Such treasures! I love the mini-greenhouse - thanks for linking up!

Jen Lossing said...

These are awesome, what great finds! The possibilities are endless!

Gail said...

I love old windows and doors too and what you have done some some of your finds is amazing. I love your mini greenhouse! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Valentine's Day, Gail

Claiming Our Space said...

Love this. I am currently on the hunt for old windows to make myself a greenhouse or cold frame. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

I Love working with old windows and doors too! I am now following you on Linky Followers. I would love for you to follow me back. http://www.LisasCreativeDesigns.com/Lisascottageblog
Have a Great Day!

chateau chic said...

Lucky you! I especially like the one you scored for $1 at a garage sale.
Mary Alice

Edins House said...

I just picked up an old door at Jack's Salvage that I hope to use in our basement. It cost me a bit more then the $1 you spent though!! ;-) I also have a couple old windows removed from our house that I have some plans for. Summer projects!!
Love your doors & windows!
Victoria

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Hi,I am coming to you from the linky followers blog hop and I am happy to be your newest lf follower. If you would like to follow me back, I can be found at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
Thanks!!

Geneva said...

I love the way you've used the old windows and doors! You have a very inspiring blog!
Blessings!
Geneva

I am LOVD said...

I thought I saw you at Funky Junk Interiors. Now, I'm co-hosting the linky party with Crafty Scrappy Happy. As I said at FJI, I'm putting old windows on my scavanger list for the next antique fair I attend. Thanks for the inspiration.

judi said...

my fav is the $1 door! love all your creative use of the doors & wondows.
judi

Stacey said...

Love your finds - I love old "junk
as well - so many possibilities! Would
love for you to come link up at my first blog party!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

I have a huge soft spot for windows also. I love what you've done with yours and those doors are gorgeous just sitting all alone. I'm a new Linky follower now:-) Thanks so much for sharing.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Yay! Thanks for linking to cowgirl up. Love the windows!!

Meeha Meeha said...

Sweet Ann, you love happy color as well!!! (I think it's mandatory for Canada weather...) Thanks for visiting my happy entry way. I love your creativity and I'm following you back, because I simply HAVE to stay in touch with someone of my own taste :)))) Cheers, Meeha Meeha

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Can't remember if I asked you to follow me on Linky or not! I'm losing it! LOL Hope that you got some pageviews from your FB feature today! :) I'm following you!

Our Delightful Home said...

Very creative ideas.

Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

michele said...

this looks seriously fabulous.

found your post via frenchcountrycottage...come visit me anytime!

michele

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/02/heart-for-vintage.html

Nook and Cranny said...

I heart old doors and windows, too.
I noticed the zinfandel box in the garage/shed, I would surly be bringing that treasure inside to decorate.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

The mum of all trades said...

I love these ideas. Going to be on the look out for old windows now!

Meg said...

What great finds! I love old doors and windows, too. I wish I had some space to store them, let alone find all the lovely ones you have found!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I love all of these. I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic crafts and decor. I would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5388

Honey at 2805 said...

You are so creative, Anne! Love what you did with all your windows! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Bohemian said...

I too have a Passion and obsession with Saving Architectural Salvage... Old Doors and Stained Glass Windows in particular. To think that they might be lost to a landfill grieves me greatly... I know I can't Save them all, but I can do my part. *Winks* And I see you're being noble in doing your part too... Love your 'scores' and the Creative ways in which you have upcycled them! And how lucky are you to get the haul from the Friend's Old Barn offered up to you!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

joetterer said...

Glad to hear that I'm not the only door hoarder! I have 4! The last one I paid $3! The other 3 were a set for $25 and are very chippy. You got great deals! I plant to spar varnish one & stick it in a garden with a word on the window. My friend has a door leaning in her living room with a wreath on it & that's were it all began for me!

www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica said...

I love old windows too! I have a few in my house. Geat job.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Me, too! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! XO, Aimee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your old windows and that door is wonderful too!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Cynthia said...

Love your old windows and that old door. I just found your blog. Very nice. I will be your newest member.

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

Thanks for linking these wonderful finds and ideas to my link party! I featured you at this weeks party - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5569

Anonymous said...

Too awesome!! I love old windows and doors but every time I come across any they are so expensive! Can you send some my way:D

Anne said...

There are windows and doors galore around these parts! Loads of renovations of old, old houses with single pane windows and wood doors and nobody seems to want to keep them for other uses. I'm so happy.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you find some that are dirt cheap!

Amy Fountain said...

This certainly reminds me of sunny days during summer with family and friends. Great restorations!

gail said...

LOVE your doors and windows! oh my! especially the cute vignette with the watering cans!
gail

Raphael Jeanfrancois said...

Vintage windows and doors can be turned into many other things, just like what you use 'em for: decoration! I wonder if my eldest daughter would want to use one in her new room. She'll probably be surprised and happy, since she loves vintage stuff. You just gave me that idea… so, thanks.

parsley seeds said...

Lovely garden. Im setting up mine this summer.

Elwood Kriston said...

Very beautiful choices, Ann - you have a taste for doors. Your favorite one dollar door just needs a little bit of painting so it would be ready soon - where are you going to put it? It would be best if you put it on the shed after its beautification, girl. :)

Hank Hendricks said...

What a clever ideas i love old windows designs...



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Ronald Miller said...

You have cool interests Miss Anne! You also picked out really stunning doors and windows. Did you just start collecting all of these in 2011? You must’ve turned your garage into a room filled with delight. You have unique taste Anne. Well, I’ll be looking forward for the next garage sale, so that I’ll be able to see your next set of collections. Happy treasure hunting!

Ronald Miller

Roxie Tenner said...

Wow! You pulled that one from the dumpster? But it looks so beautiful! How did you make it to look like that? Anyway, you have such a creative mind. I like your ideas. I am now thinking of recycling some of my old windows too.
Roxie Tenner

Danielle Bailey said...

What a great way to recycle windows and doors! I salute you for these great ideas. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Who would have thought that a ‘used’ door can be a catchy wall décor? If only people had a creative mind like yours, eager to recycle things, surely, it will put a smile on Mother Nature’s face :)

-Danielle Bailey

Terry said...

It’s amazing how you transformed all of these old doors and windows into beautiful home decors. I now have an idea on what to do with all the old windows I have in my garage. I’m sure my family would love recycling those with me. Thanks for the idea! =)

Terry Arnold

Lida Swisher said...

What a brilliant mind! It takes a lot of creativity to be able to create such wonderful creations out of old doors and windows. If people will have the kind of thinking like yours, I’m sure there will be a decrease in junk and our world will become a lot cleaner!

-Lida Swisher

Marla Hinds said...

I commend your resourcefulness and creativity. You are fond of collecting old doors and windows, purchase them at a very cheap price and transform them into a new creation. My favorite among your artworks is the tiny greenhouse, which is made from old windows. You were so lucky you were able to have these old windows for free!


Marla Hinds

Katie said...

@Lida: To be able to come up with such bright idea, you have to be really creative. These are indeed very practical ways to reuse old doors and windows. I saw your post right on time! We just had our house renovated and I’m finding ways on how to make use of my old windows. I’d love to do your amazing ideas. Thanks!

-Katie Nicoll

Christy James said...

The dump? How come I never thought of that as a resource?! Love your little greenhouse and the fun that your finds add to your outdoor spaces. Thanks for sharing. :)

ANNE said...

Thanks so much Christy!