Turn an Old Window Into Wall Decor with Fresh Paint and a Quote

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My sister-in-law, Amie put all new windows in her home and asked if I wanted a few of her old windows. I said “sure”, and decided to craft with them! I decided I wanted to make a nice turquoise color window with an antique look to it! I then added a quote to it to make it perfect to hang on the wall! I made  one for our bedroom and another one for the living room. Here is the one I did for the bedroom!

Ways to Use old windows

The window was a brown color, and I thought why not paint it up, so I started out spray painting it black, and once it was dry, I then added the turquoise color on top of it! I did it this way because I took a sanding block to scratch it up, and I wanted black to show through. So here is how I turned this old window into wall decor, for cheap!

Turn an Old Window Into Wall Decor


Black Spray Paint
Turquoise-Satin Lagoon Spray Paint
 (or any color you want)
Sanding block
word decal to put on window (Amazon has decals for around $2!)
Adding aging to painted window
As you can see this is the sanding block I used, it was like $1 at the Dollar Store. But if you don’t have that, you can use sanding paper too. After I got the black and turquoise on and it dried, I lightly scratched at it. On the edges I rubbed a bit harder, as I wanted it to go down to the wood to give it more personality! 

DIY Old Window

Then I put the quote on it. You can buy pre-made quotes that you peel and stick or you can make your own with a Silhouette or Cricut machine or whatever else you have available! This was really easy to make, and you can use any color you want! I also thought to make a window and put a picture behind it, and use the window as the frame! The possibilities of how to use a window for crafting is endless!  Grab a window from a yard sale, or rummage through your garage and start crafting!! Love to hear what you would do with an old window!

This is a really inexpensive craft, that doesn’t take much to do! What would you do with an old window? 

Turn an Old Window Into Wall Decor with Fresh Paint and a Quote


  1. It came out awesome. I want one!!! I have the perfect spot already picked out for it, too!!

  2. Now that is a creative work of art. I love it!!!! We should be replacing our window soon, so I may just have to try this!

  3. What a great project. I love that you used something old and discarded and made it into a piece of art and love for your house!

  4. I LOVE this! I never would have thought to put a purchased decal like that on it, and it turned out great!

  5. That is seriously one of the cutest repurposed windows I’ve seen. Great job! I love the quote, too!

  6. This is so cute and I would so love to order one! Are you taking orders?

  7. Love this, what a beautiful quote, great way to recycle too!

  8. I HAVE to make one of these for myself! Yours turned out absolutely incredible-very shabby chic with a vintage feel to it 🙂 Plus that quote you used is darling!

  9. My mother brought back dozens of beautiful picture from her visit to Germany. Problem is, they just remain on a disc. This is the perfect idea to get some of them visible. She will be very surprised.

  10. This is a fantastic idea! I’m currently working on up-cycling something myself now and would love to try this

  11. I love this fun project idea and would like to do something like this as a unique end of the year gift for my childrens’ teachers.

  12. Where can I pick up a spare window? What an adorable and versatile project!

  13. This is gorgeous! I love that teal color!!

  14. OH I seriously love this! Wish I had seen it a few weeks ago; as someone in town was getting rid of a bunch of old windows. Now I’m too late. 🙁 But I’m definitely going to watch for old windows now so I can do this!

  15. That is gorgeous!! I need to go to the family farm and see if I can pick up some old windows from the barn, I’d love to make one of these!

  16. Totally gorgeous craft! I am going to have to attempt it myself!

  17. Oh I love it! Great colors and quote on yours, too. I see these at yard sales or vintage markets, but never know what I’d do with them! Love this idea!

  18. I never knew I could buy pre-made quotes like that. Now my mind whirring!

  19. Amazing! We love to do upcycle projects. I am now on the lookout for old windows. Thanks!!

  20. Gosh darn, you’re a smart cookie. That is seriously an awesome idea. So pinning it.

  21. I love this idea! You did a great job and I think I’m going to make one too! 🙂 Thanks!

  22. i absolutely LOVE this. all of it. i just have to figure out how i want to make mine!

  23. I love that. What a great project and it came out beautiful

  24. That is such a great idea. I love, love, love this. I don’t have an old window, but know of a place in town that sells old fashioned windows… I will have to plan a trip over there…

  25. WOW, how beautiful is that? I need this in my office.

  26. That’s awesome!! I love this whole idea!

  27. You are so creative! This is beautiful!! Have to look for old windows now!

  28. What a neat idea – and what a great gift idea for a wedding!

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