Thanks so much to all of your for your prayers and sweet comments about my father’s fall and fractured hip. His surgery went well, and he should be moving into the rehab unit at the hospital in the next day or so. In addition to getting back to walking, our big concern is that he’ll be able to comfortably sit in a car when it’s time to return home. My parents drove here, so our tentative plan is that I’ll drive them back when he’s done with rehab and I’ll take the train to get back to my house, but sitting in a car for hours at a time will likely be very uncomfortable, but we’re hoping it’ll be manageable for him.
I don’t know about you, but after this long week, I’m ready to relax with some farmhouse inspiration!
For Farmhouse Friday this week, I choose the theme Doors & Windows, because there bazillions (or close to it) ways to use and repurpose them, and because they are often pulled out of homes when they are being remodeled, you can often pick them up very inexpensively, or even free.
I’ve used old doors and windows for quite a few projects, but my favorite is an antique window that came out of a courthouse, that we repurposed into a room divider between our Farmhouse Kitchen and living room. It makes both rooms seem larger, and allows more light to come into our dark living room.
On another wall in my living room, I converted an antique window into a display shelf.
I have an old barn door hanging in my bedroom, with hooks added to it. It gives us a place to hang coats, my purse, etc.
In our Guest Room, an antique window acts as a frame for oversize wall art.
I turned an antique window into one of my favorite Farmhouse Painted Signs.
I used another antique window to frame a flag for some patriotic “barn art”.
Now let’s take a look at more door and window ideas!
This gorgeous barn door serves as a backdrop behind an accent table – via Buckets of Burlap.
This old door has a rake head hanging on it as a wine glass holder – via Faded Charm
An old screen door looks gorgeous repurposed as a pantry door – via The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill.
Two beautiful leaded glass windows flank the sides of a bed as wall decor – via Faded Charm.
A big old window with many panes can be turned into a chalkboard calendar – via Thistlewood Farms.
An antique door is used as a basement door and looks so much prettier than a plain stock door – via Down to Earth Style.
This beautiful farmhouse cabinet was made from several old windows – via The Painted Cottage.
Look at this an amazing hall tree with a bench, made from doors, via Anna Bananas Home Market.
An old door makes a beautiful rustic hanging picnic table, via Green Wedding Shoes.
A door cut in have can be rebuilt into a beautiful bookshelf, via My Repurposeded Life.
Turn an old door into a gorgeous bench, via Love Grows Wild
Have you created any projects from repurposed doors or windows?
If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you will find them all HERE.