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Monday, November 17, 2014

TRASH OR TREASURE



TRASH OR TREASURE ?

That is the question that I am asking all of you.
I was ready to put them on Craig's List as a Free to anyone 
that would pick them up and haul them away.

By the way, we are loving our new windows.

Then my friends and I went to a 
Christmas Barn Sale
and saw an idea that we cannot wait to try.

I will show you pictures of our project later this week,
if we get them finished.

Right now I have a use for three of them . . .
that's where you come in.

I NEED IDEAS & I KNOW THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE SOME GREAT ONE!


Do I have the rest hauled off to maybe regret it later,
or can you help me turn them into 
"Treasures"

I'm looking forward to reading your ideas.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

48 comments:

  1. Save them! There are so many good ideas on Pinterest. Even if you don't use them all, you could sell them because people will buy them!

    ~Trisha

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    1. I guess that I had pearls and didn't even know it. I thought about turning them into a green house, but was a little bit afraid of the old paint and didn't want to worry that it would get into the soil and spoil the plants. Maybe that's far fetched, but it is a concern.

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  2. Treasures.
    I would save them, at least for a bit. There are so many cute ideas out there for old windows.
    Check out Pinterest.

    Have a happy day.

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    1. I'm going to do a little research into crafting ideas. It won't hurt to hang onto them until spring anyway:)

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  3. oh those are definitely a treasure. I couldn't really think of what to do with them so I checked out Pinterest. There are tons of ideas there for using old windows. Chalkboards, painting on the glass, attaching a flower box in front of it.

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    1. I'm going to have to check out Pinterest and hang on to them a little bit longer. Thanks:)

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  4. Hi Connie, I have seen some cute things made with window frames. I would not be too hasty in getting rid of them! Are you on Pinterest? If so, I am sure there would be lots of ideas there. I have pinned so many things (altho not window frames) but need to find the time to do something!! LOL Stay warm this crazy cold weather. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I really don't have the room for to many new projects to keep, but I guess I might come up with gifts.
      I'll be checking out Pinterest for ideas, thanks:)
      It turned cold here too. Week before last I was outside in a tee shirt , then last week cold weather hit us head on.

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  5. Hi Connie....what a treasure you have there....I would keep them all. That big tall one you can use as a hot house to start you young seedlings in the spring. Maybe check out pinterest...they have great ideas for using old skids. I am sure they have some ideas for using old window frames. Could make nice glass canvuses' for painting on or break the glass up and make lovely stepping stones for your garden (of course press the glass into the cement so feet don't get cut up) Have a good one...will be looking forward to seeing the idea you came up with.
    Louise

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    1. Hi Louise, it is always a pleasure to hear from you and I truly appreciate that you let me know that my anonymous caller is you. I would hate to delete your comments, but that is what I do with anonymous notes. I guess by this, that you haven't figured out what happen on your site that made to turn anonymous. There must be a fix, somewhere. God bless.

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  6. Used windows are sold around here...some at high prices. You could make a green house of sorts. I wish you luck . Make sure someone is with you if a person comes to pick them up. Just be safe. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, thanks for the safety tip . . . you cannot be too careful these days. I think that I will research a few ideas and then in the spring I will get rid of the rest. If I can find a friend that wants them great and free . . . but from what everyone tells me, if not I just might ask for a little cash. We'll see :)

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  7. Hi again Connie,
    Yep I was right....go to Pinterest and type in "repurposed window frames" the ideas are endless....you will love all the ideas. One idea was cute using a double frame and the top of the snowman was in the first frame and the bottom part of the snowman in the second frame. Guess he was decoration on the front porch.
    Enjoy....Louise

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  8. I would save them for now.
    I think a little green house would be a good start for all these windows! I can't wait to see what you do with them. :)

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    1. Hi Patricia, they are old windows, this house was built in 1905. I thought about a green house, but then thought that the lead paint (which I am sure it is) would not be good around vegetable plants. I'm just a little bit worried about that. I have seen greenhouses made from old windows and they can be gorgeous. I just don't want to harm my family. What do you think?

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  9. Sell the ones you don't use! People will buy them!

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    1. Hi Beth, I'm beginning to think that you are right. Maybe FREE was too cheap. Who knows I might get enough from them to buy fabric and make a quilt. That would be a great trade, right:) I wish that I had some followers that lived closer, I would be happy to just share my treasure with friends:)

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  10. TREASURE...Hold on to them the, the more aged they are the better. I just took a picture of an idea I saw at an antique store this weekend...I am going to email it to you as it is hard to explain

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I just came from opening my email. Thank you, that is adorable. I knew if it was an idea that you liked, that I would like it too:)

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  11. Oh I've heard that those windows can be turned into some amazing pieces of art if you're crafty. I think some people paint on the glass, either a picture, such as a botanical, or even a sign. I'm sure there are lots of great ideas out there. I would look on Etsy to get some ideas. You could sell them and actually make money.

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to hang on to them a bit longer and check out ideas. After all the long winter is coming and I will need some projects to get me through until gardening begins again:)

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  12. TREASURE! I have one old window frame that is glassless and it's hanging on my wall with an architectural feature (small) above it. I'm thinking of hanging a wreath in the middle of the empty frame, but for now I enjoy the peeling paint on the frame.

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    1. Hi Lorrie, I am discovering lots of fresh ideas and it is so good to get all of this feedback from my dear sweet blogging sisters. You gals are the best!

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  13. Here is my board on Pinterest with lots of fantastic ideas for the windows, http://www.pinterest.com/teresalynn/old-windows/

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    1. Hi Teresa, you are an angel, thank you:)

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  14. Ah, this is a good question. Keep or get rid of? Having lived around people who hang on to old windows, doors, cars, fridges, I'd say get rid of them quick! For free!! But I know you get things done, so if you can do crafty projects with them, why not? It could be lots of fun and once you've added your magic touches you could sell them as art pieces too.

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    1. Good Morning Melanie, that's the reason that I was thinking of getting rid of them. I don't want a pile of junk on our property. We just finished hauling off eight or ten truck loads of junk that the previous owners left behind. Then there is the crafting side of the story. I would feel bad if I got rid of them and then there was this amazing window project, just around the corner:) I've decided to hang on to them until spring and see what kind of projects I can come up with. Thanks for your feedback, I truly appreciate hearing from all of you sweet blogging sisters. I have a marvelous community of brains to draw on here in blog-land:)

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  15. Hi Connie. I have a husband who is a bit of a hoarder - I mean never throws stuff away - so I'd be saying get rid of. However I can see the attraction of turning them into something pretty cool and creative. I think you'd maybe regret letting them go right now. Have fun. P x

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    1. Good Morning Patricia, I think that you are right . . . I'm going to wait until spring and spend sometime checking out ideas on line:)

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  16. Years ago we got free windows like those. They are in the barn for now, but our plans are to build a greenhouse with them.

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    1. Good Morning Kristina, I've thought about that. In fact that was my first idea. Then I started thinking about the lead paint and worrying about in getting mixed into the soil and what that might do, after time. Brain damage is not something we need around here, or the worry about. What do you think on that subject? It's probably worth some research.

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  17. Hi Connie. You know those colored see through glass stones they sell in dollar stores? You can buy them in several colors. They can be glued on to the glass windows with rubber adhesive or silicone in a tube from the hardware store. Gorgeous to hang from a widow in the porch or patio or to sell. SSusan

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    1. Susan, I have never seen that done, but it sounds beautiful. Thanks for the idea. Wow, you set my brain in a whirl, I'm going on line and seeing if I can find any to look at:)

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  18. I don't have any ideas, but I would keep them. I have seen others make beautiful things from them.

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    1. Yep, that's what I have decided to do, thanks :)

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  19. Hi Connie, Thank you for the lovely comments about Tavi. I would definitely keep the windows. I have seen a great green house made out of them on Hometalk. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks for the tips. I'm going to look into all these great ideas that sister bloggers are send me. I guess the answer to my question is" Treasure".

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  20. I don't know what you could do with ALL those old windows - maybe save just a few and do something creative with them (there's ideas on Pinterest) - but the rest I would try and sell on Craigslist. Don't give them away for free - you can probably make some money from them! Good luck.

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  21. A cold frame for your veggie growing or just to put on the veggie beds to warm the ground after winter. Lots of good ideas on Pinterest . I hope you are well? Xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, it is great to hear from you and always a pleasure. I have been getting so many great ideas. I guess that I will hang on to these a little while and see what comes up:)

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  22. I would use them to build a greenhouse or for windows for a chicken house or barn. Thanks for visiting my blog.. how did you find me?
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa, it was a few weeks ago when I found your blog and I can't remember what brought me there. I'll just call my forgetfulness a senior moment and leave it at that. I do enjoy your blog. It give me a lot of ideas of interesting areas to visit that are not that far from home. I'm retired but my husband isn't, so when we travel we don't go far:)

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  23. I saw some awesome shelves on Facebook. The post said that the photo was from Pinterest but I can't find that exact picture on Pinterest. The sides of the shelves looked like old glass doors or maybe windows. The pic I found shows it from the front. I pinned it to my Awesome Decor board if you go to my Pinterest boards and the link is below. I'm hoping hubby will make them for me but his list is miles long so I don't know... I also pinned a cute little greenhouse with legs to my Gardens, Yard Art & More board. That said, search "old window ideas" and you get lots and lots of great ones!

    Also, for some reason, I don't have your email address but if you'll reply to this comment to my email, I will have it and I can send you the side view of the shelves via email if you're interested. I tried to insert the pic into this comment but I wasn't able to do it. Below is the link I mentioned earlier:
    http://www.pinterest.com/DKellerYYArt/

    Hope you're having a most wonderful day Connie,
    D~~~~

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    1. Hi Donna, you are a sweetie pie. I went to your blog to find your email and didn't see it. If you go to my profile page there is a button to send me emails. You are so sweet to go to all this trouble. I am getting so many wonderful ideas . . . I guess they are not trash, but most certainly treasures:)

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  24. I have a stack of windows just like yours. We've planned to build a green house using them, but plans have changed. I am not sure what we'll be doing with the windows, but they're keepers. I have seen so many creative ideas using old windows and know I'll be using a few.

    I love this blog, thank-you for visiting me.

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    1. Hi Kathy, thank you for your sweet ideas and for your encouraging words. I am so happy to have you as a mutual follower:)

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