Unique Things To Do With Your Old Residential Windows

4 February 2016
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If you have decided that now is the time to replace the windows in your home, you might start to wonder about the things you can do with your old windows. Instead of simply tossing them out on the curb or giving them away, you might want to take a few moments to review the following tips. This way, you can continue to get great use out of your old windows for many more years to come.

Kitchen Chalkboard

You might want to take one of your smaller windows and transform it into a chalkboard for your kitchen. This is easily done with just a few simple steps. First, you will want to paint or stain the frame of the window and then clean the glass with a good window cleaner. Once the window is dry, you can then apply a coat of chalkboard paint on one side of the window. This paint can be purchased at many department stores and most home improvement stores. When the chalkboard paint has dried, you can then add a second coat so that it is covered perfectly. Attach some heavy-duty picture frame hooks to the back of your new chalkboard and hang it in your kitchen.

Picture Frame

A unique way to showcase some of your favorite family pictures is to use some old windows. You will need to paint or stain the frames of the window so that they match the decor of your home. Then give the glass a good cleaning on both sides. Once the glass is dry, you can attach some corner photo holders, which can be purchased online or at many arts and crafts stores. By using those corners, you can replace your photos as you see fit. If you would like a more permanent option, you can simply use a photo paper glue and glue the back of the photos directly to the glass.

Canvas For Painting

If you are into painting, you might want to use some of your old residential windows for canvases. Simply clean the window glass thoroughly and then paint whatever scene entices you the most on the glass. Just make sure that you are adding a clear coat of protective gloss after your artwork has dried so that it is not going to be easily chipped or scrapped off of the glass. 

With all of those things in mind, you should have no problem making sure that you have plenty of things to do with your old residential windows.