If you’re hesitant to spend a lot of money on your cottage decor, the best thing to do is repurpose stuff you already have, either at home or the cottage. Take old window frames, for example. If you’re willing to get a little creative, there are a ton of useful and stylish ways to make them new again. And the best part of giving something like an old window frame new life? There’s less trash to take to the dump!
If your bed is lacking a headboard, try placing a window frame (or a few!) behind the bed to give it a more complete look.
A porch or room divider
Hanging window frames is an original way to divvy up any space—indoor or out.
A gallery wall
Stagger multiple styles of old window frames along a wall to create stunning focal point for your space.
A picture frame
Simply hang an old window frame on the wall and you have a creative way to display a collection of family photos.
Connect a few old window screens together and add some wheels for a perfectly portable—and stylish—laundry hamper.
A curio cabinet
Use an old window frame to display your favourite objects, or throw it in the bathroom and use it as a medicine cabinet.
An accessory organizer
Place some chicken wire behind an old frame and you immediately have an easy way to store and organize all of your accessories, from jewelry to sunglasses.
A pot holder
Suspending an old window frame from the ceiling and adding a few hooks creates a rustic yet functional way to organize pots and pans.
Don't have any space or the proper soil for a garden? Try creating a beautiful planter like this from an old window frame.
A coffee table
It's simple to create a glass coffee table with an old window. Remove the top of another old table, or set it on a few pallets.