There is something attractive about an old window. The chippy paint, the weathered glass, the frame that appears to have a story or two to tell. Whatever draws you to it, old windows make fantastic accent pieces to your farmhouse or cottage.
Giving an old piece like an old window a new life is precisely what the farmhouse look entails. There are numerous ways to use an old window in your home. We’re pretty excited to show you some inspiration in this post.
Farmhouses incorporate well loved and unwanted pieces. They bring history and pieces back to life. It’s what attracts so many pieces. Memories are something we all love to relive. Each old window has a story to tell, and the way we incorporate them into our homes can bring those stories to life.
When you think of an old window, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t romance. However, that is exactly what Sarah’s vignette portrays. There is no doubt she feels blessed to be in love, and this window might have the story of looking in on a wedding in a tiny chapel on a mountain.
Lisa’s bedroom is chicly decorated. An old window accents her bedside table so sweetly and hanging a boxwood wreath on it adds so much life. It’s crazy how chippy painted objects can still look so pure in a white bedroom.
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Old windows go hand in hand with old window shutters. This gallery is lovely up the staircase at Lindsay’s home. You often see family pictures up a staircase. What a fun twist this is, taking a stroll down memory lane with windows and shutters.
Accenting a windmill piece with an old window on each side makes a beautiful focal point in the room. Finding two of the same old window doesn’t happen, so when it does, you show it off as Brenda does. Adding a console table under the focal wall and keeping the decor on it simple is another breathtaking way to bring farmhouse character to a room.
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There’s a story behind what’s displayed in this old window. It holds my assistant, Nicole’s, flowers she received the night she was engaged in the top left corner and the other three window panes display flowers from her bridal bouquet at her wedding. It’s often hard to know what to do with dried flowers that you want to keep. Displaying them in an old window is the perfect way to showcase a memory. And yes, you can peek her tiered tray in the picture.
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If you don’t have an old window already somewhere in your home, don’t you want to run to an antique shop and see if they have one you can hang up now? These distressed old windows give character and inspiration to a room.
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