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Upcycled Window Planter for Indoor or Out

It’s the season of gardening and all the wonderful things that comes with spring, followed by summer. I get so excited of blooms popping up and birdsong welcoming me each day. During this time, we’ve been repairing and restoring our garden shed. So, of course, I couldn’t toss out these awesome old windows. I’m inspired to create an upcycled window planter with them.

Reclaimed Shed Windows Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you want to see where we’ve started with our garden shed, you can take a peek at my first improvements HERE. Our goal was to finish it last summer, but a hot mess was dropped in our laps, so we are now able to get back to it.

Also, despite the extremely wet spring, we’re able to get the major repairs done. I’ll be sharing our reveal when done, so stay tuned. Okay, back to those windows peeking out of my shed mess.

DIY TIME

First, let me say that both of the windows had broken panes. My kids did them in last summer, so I knew I needed to give them a new purpose once we removed them. They’re still relatively solid, but needed some TLC. I begin by taking out the old putty and glazier’s points.

Removing Broken Glass from Reclaimed Windows | prodigalpieces.com

It’s a tedious job, but kinda like therapy too. Once I remove the remnants , I clean it up and add a whitewash of paint to match the existing chippy white. The finished face of the window is raw wood, which means whomever installed these did them backwards. oops… I wanted to dress it up and age them a bit.

Whitewashing Window Sash for Upcycled Window Planters by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy

NEXT STEPS

Next, it’s time to add the planter part to my upcycled window planters. A few months back, I found this set of brand new galvanized planters at the thrift store. Each one retailed at $12. I can guarantee I didn’t pay but a third of that for each one. Yay!

Thrifted Galvanized Planters Before | prodigalpieces.com

However, I don’t care for the stenciled rooster on them – kinda too “made in ….” look. No worries, I’ll just make them my own. tee hee.

THE REVEAL

Here are my upcycled window planters ready for some garden goodness.

Reclaimed Window Garden Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #garden #home #homedecor

Upcycled Window Planter for Backyard Fence Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #garden

Can you tell I had fun with them? I decided to use all 3 galvanized planters, so that meant I needed to upcycle each window differently. The first one I added chicken wire to each pane, plus the planters.

Chicken Wire Upcycled Window Planter by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #garden #diy #home #homedecor #upcycled

Farmhouse Style Upcycled Window Planter for Garden Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #garden #homedecor #diy #farmhouse

To see all the lushness of nature really sends my heart to pitter-pat. Don’t you agree? And., for me, seeing my #trashure windows made new is also super fun.

For the second window, I added a couple of trellis parts from clematis I planted in my garden. I couldn’t let those go to waste either. (big surprise)

Repurposed Window Planter with Trellis for Garden Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #repurposed #upcycled #diy #home #garden #homedecor

Side View of Upcycled Window Planter by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #garden #art

I’ve gotta ask…which one is your favorite? Lily thinks she is the star of the show. Calico cats are so sassy!!

Calico Cat with DIY Patio Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #garden

Patio Decor with Upcycled Window Planters by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #homedecor #garden #farmhouse #cottage

If you’d like to own either of these, just head to my online shop.(both SOLD) You’ll find many other vintage, handmade, and supply goodies too!

Shop Prodigal Pieces Furniture, Vintage Finds, Handmade Goods, & Supplies for your home | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesAlso, do pin and share my upcycled window planter project. Inspire others to see past the trash and see the trashure.

Don't toss those old windows! Instead, create an upcycled window planter by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #garden #diy #home #homdecor #farmhouse #garden

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Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    Dang girl; I love them both. They R Fab-U – lus.
    Have a Great day and a wonderful evening.

  2. Becky says

    So CUTE!!! I like them both! …maaaaybe the horizontal one is a smidge more my favorite. Hmmm. I have old windows around, they’re not quite right for this, but maybe this will start the ideas rolling?

    • Larissa says

      Yippee!! That’s the spirit, Becky! You will have fun with it, no doubt.

  3. Shelley S says

    I love them both! From a distance, I prefer the horizontal one, but once closer, I adore the clematis fence panels – though the chicken wire is very cute as well.

    Excellent job!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much! I can’t choose – both were fun to create. hee hee

  4. Cheryl says

    I Love them both!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  5. Mary Loveland says

    Great job! Both are keepers, very nice looking.

    • Larissa says

      I’m so stoked to have the idea out of my head. Thanks so much, Mary.

  6. Kim Banko says

    I Love these! I would never have thought of using old windows this way, but they are awesome!

    • Larissa says

      Once the idea hit I couldn’t wait to put it together. Thanks, girl!

  7. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, your recycled windows are just beautiful. I really love them both and they do look so pretty on your fence.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Kaycee. They do look better there than on my busted shed. haha. 😀

  8. Debbie Roberts says

    Awesome idea! I love the chicken wire one the best! I think I have a few of these windows sitting in my shed, so it may be my next project to spruce up my porch!

  9. Marie says

    Love love love how you recycled your old windows, Larissa! My backyard needs some of these rustic planters and I have the windows too. The flowers you planted are so pretty. Fabulous idea for dressing up a backyard fence 🙂

    • Larissa says

      You have the best backyard decor too. Thanks so much, Marie! 😀

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