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A New Idea For Old Windows

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Jason Carter

A New Idea For Old Windows

I’ve been teasing all of you about a new outdoor upcycle project for a while, and I am so excited it is finally done! It was actually a really easy project to do, we’ve just been extra busy lately! Well without further ado here it is:

Old Window Upcycled

 Let’s take a quick step back and I’ll tell you how this project came into fruition.  I had two problems that had been plaguing me:

  1. I had two old windows from our kitchen just sitting on the patio begging for a new life.
  2. The view into our back yard is ugly! There are no gardens and because we have plans to gut the whole area and put in a pool (in like 3 years) we don’t want to waste the time or money to install any.

Here’s the view from our screened in porch.

Back Yard

 I was stumped with what to do with this space until I saw this pin! All of my problems seemed suddenly solved. I had a purpose for my old windows and a way to add color and dimension to our old shed,  I was lazy and didn’t take pictures of the whole process but basically, we built a box out of cedar and attached it to the front of the windows.

Window Box DIY

 We drilled hooks into the overhang on the shed and hung the windows with chain. The chain is simply attached to the window with a screw.

Window Box DIY

 And here is a window going up.

Garden Shed Window

 OK, you caught me. I really just wanted to show off my hot hubby. But you have to admit that the new (old) faux windows really jazz up the old shed.

Garden Shed Windows Upcycled

 If you want my secret for making window boxes look lush and full right away check out this post.

Flowers In Window Boxes

 And look how much the view from the porch has improved!

Garden Shed With Window Boxes

 If you want more window box inspiration don’t miss my 17 dreamy window boxes you can easily create yourself and my trick to getting gorgeous window boxes.

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