Do you ever look at all those old salvaged windows at second-hand shops and wonder what you could ever do with these? Transform salvaged windows into stunning home decor pieces. Explore 15+ easy ideas to repurpose and decorate with salvaged windows.

Salvaged Windows and teacups

Architectural Salvaged Windows

Salvaged windows can be a fantastic addition to home decor, adding a touch of history, character, and uniqueness to any space. Here are some creative ways to incorporate salvaged windows into your interior design:

  • Statement Wall Decor: Hang salvaged windows on a wall as decorative pieces. They can serve as a focal point and add visual interest to the room. You can leave them as they are or enhance their appeal by adding decorative elements like wreaths, fairy lights, or small plants.
  • Picture Frames: Transform salvaged windows into picture frames by removing the glass panes and replacing them with photos, artwork, or even mirrors. This creates a beautiful display of memories or artistic pieces.
  • Garden Decor: Salvaged windows can also be used in outdoor spaces. Hang them on exterior walls or fences to create a unique backdrop for plants or as a decorative element in a garden. You can also repurpose salvaged windows into mini-greenhouses or planters.
  • Room Dividers: Salvaged windows can be repurposed as room dividers, creating separate zones within a larger space. This works particularly well in open-concept living areas or studios. By using salvaged windows as dividers, you maintain an airy and open feel while adding a unique architectural element.

Salvaged Windows Costs and Availability

Salvaged windows come in all shapes and sizes and are available in almost all antique, vintage, second-hand, and thrift shops. Etsy and eBay also offer a large assortment, too. Maybe even your local dump or recycle center.

Depending on its age, character, style, and overall condition, a vintage window will cost between $15.00 and $100 each.

5 Easy Salvaged Windows Decor Ideas

* Click on titles and photos for project details.

1. Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project

My favorite salvaged windows project has been this one with brass candlesticks and a little fishing line. You could also use pewter, wood, or silver candlesticks. In this post, I’ll walk you through a very easy tutorial from start to finish and show you how to decorate with them in your home, too!

2. A Very Simple Vintage Plates and Salvaged Windows DIY

I found these adorable blue and white small plates while Thrifting with the Gals. Using the same technique with fishing lines and thumbtacks, I hung these small dishes onto these old windows that hang over our dining room mantel. See the full tutorial in the post.

Orange Tulips framing terracotta pots on mantel

Check out more of these spaces with vintage plates over our mantel in the Uniquely Decorate with Tulips and Terracotta post.

3. Tea Cups and Salvaged Windows DIY

How about some hanging teacups? Are you seeing the trend? Check out this blog post, A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel, for all the details on this vintage window design.

A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel with salvaged windows

You may also enjoy This Season’s Thrifting Trends post.

You may also be inspired by the Vintage Crocks: Spring Floral Arrangements post, which is linked to this teacup project over our mantel.

Salvaged windows with tea cups and vintage crocks flower arrangements.

4. Vintage Botanical Mantel

This was my first attempt at layering with fishing lines and framed botanical prints. Another simple window project with a full step-by-step tutorial.

Vintage Fireplace Mantel Spring Botanicals

5. Patriotic Labor Day Table Centerpiece

Here’s a simple idea using salvaged windows and vintage tennis racquets to decorate for a Patriotic holiday. Here, the old windows are layered over our mantel with leaning vintage tennis racquets and a few red apples for coloring.

Vintage tennis racquets on vintage mantel.

You may also enjoy this post on Decorating with Flea Market Vintage Frames.

Vintage Frames and Pictures

10 More Old Windows Decor Ideas

DIY Potting Bench for Greenhouse from The Ponds Farmhouse.
Easy DIY Potting Greenhouse Table

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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  1. All STUNNING ideas!! I have never thought of any of these ways before. The teacups are my favorite…so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You have the best ideas for decorating with salvaged windows. Thank you for including my idea in your post.

  3. Such great ideas Ann. I’m going to share on Dirt Road Adventures this Sunday.

  4. Beautiful ideas! Especially loved seeing how you varied the decor around your mantel and salvaged windows for each season.