Farmhouse Friday – Repurposed Doors and Windows

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!

farmhouse decor

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.

Repurposed Window Farmhouse Kitchen

On another wall in my living room, I converted an antique window into a display shelf.

ironstone pitchers

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.

repurposed barn door

In our Guest Room, an antique window acts as a frame for oversize wall art.

repurposed cable spool

I turned an antique window into one of my  favorite Farmhouse Painted Signs.

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I used another antique window to frame a flag for some patriotic “barn art”.

flag display

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.

antique barn door wall decor

This old door has a rake head hanging on it as a wine glass holder – via Faded Charm

repurposed door wine glass rack

An old screen door looks gorgeous repurposed as a pantry door – via The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill.

farmhouse pantry screen door

Two beautiful leaded glass windows flank the sides of a bed as  wall decor – via Faded Charm.

repurposed windows bedroom decor

A big old window with many panes can be turned into a chalkboard calendar – via Thistlewood Farms.

repurposed window calendar

An antique door is used as a basement door and looks so much prettier than a plain stock door – via Down to Earth Style.

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This beautiful farmhouse cabinet was made from several old windows – via The Painted Cottage.

Farmhouse Cabinet Repurposed Windows - KnickofTime

Look at this an amazing hall tree with a bench, made from doors, via Anna Bananas Home Market.

Repurposed Doors and Windows

An old door makes a beautiful rustic hanging picnic table, via Green Wedding Shoes.

hanging door table

A door cut in have can be rebuilt into a beautiful bookshelf, via My Repurposeded Life.

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Turn an old door into a gorgeous bench, via Love Grows Wild

old door repurposed into a bench

Have you created any projects from repurposed doors or windows?

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If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you will find them all HERE.

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  1. Lots of great inspiration ideas, Angie! I have a great old white door that I am wanting to use in my home…I ;m just waiting for that right place to use it…
    So glad yo hear your dad is recovering well…we went through it with my husband’s mom, too. Hoping his recovery will help him to travel well!

  2. happy to hear your dad is resting well…and yes now the work begins…rehab. etc…prayers for you all…
    I LOVE vintage windows…and have 2 vintage doors as headboards on guest beds…
    that large window divider….wow….LOVELY….I like that…you have a wall but don’t have a wall….

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    These are a lot of wonderful ideas,i love old windows and doors. It’s a blessing your father is doing better,truly great and hope things work so he can go home. When i don’t feel good there is nothing better than home sweet home.

  4. Lana Chevalier says

    Dear Angie, prayers and best wishes for your Dad and his recovery. Went thru the same thing with my hubby. Have an old window and was wondering what to do with it but now have lots of ideas, thanks to you. Have a blessed weekend. Lana

  5. It’s good to hear that your Dad is doing well and is on the road to recovery…here’s hoping his recovery goes blessedly quickly and smoothly so that he can soon be up on his feet walking again! You are such a wonderful daughter to do so much to help…a true blessing to your parents! I will continue to send out tons of positive energy your Dad’s way…please keep us posted, k?

    This installment of Farmhouse Friday is just a wealth of inspiration…I soooooo love old windows and doors and have always wanted to do more with them…now I have some fantastic ideas to try, thanks to you! 🙂

    • Woot…what a great post, and so glad you dad is doing well. Sometimes it is a good thing to be around when these things happen.

      Anyway great door ideas and windows too, makes me want to dig into my stash and ‘Get’er done!’.
      Thanks, Sandi

    • Woot! Great ideas and great post….hope all goes well with your dad.

      Can’t wait to redo some of my windows…in my stash!

      Thanks, Sandi

  6. Love those doors and windows. You do a great job showcasing everything. Di

  7. Angie, I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. Fractured hips seem to be so prevalent with our senior population. My Mom has fallen multiple times over the last few months and so far (touch some vintage wood) she has walked away with only bruises. I hope your father heals well and isn’t/wasn’t too uncomfortable during the trip home.

  8. I love, love, love these ideas! I found a pile of old windows on the side of the road not long ago and have been using them in a variety of ways in my home (and others!). You have given me some great new ideas 🙂

  9. I ADORE this post – it’s easily my favourite collection of posts that you’ve collated, Angie.

  10. I am drooling! I can’t stop loving old windows and doors. Thanks for the feature and link, too!!!!

  11. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Do you ever worry about lead? I have a great door that tested positive and I don’t know what to do with it. It was expensive and it’s just propped up on the porch

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