Coastal Wall Decor Ideas with Old Window Frames

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I've seen lots of decor ideas for old window frames lately. They make such great wall decor! Check out all these inspiring ideas.

old window frame decor with lights
Starting with my favorite. A light shadow box made with an old window frame from Cheerios and Lattes (website has been removed). Facebook fans loved it too!

old window shelf shadow box
Similar idea to the above via Tara Dennis who picked up an old window frame in a salvage yard, then turned it into an attractive shelf/shadow box.

paint on old window
This is an easy breezy wall decor idea for an old window. Simply Paint/Write your Favorite Words on the Glass! Seen in a Jane Coslick Cottage.

old window frame with wall decal saying on glass
This lovely version uses a word wall decal, made by Inspired Window.

decor ideas for old window frames
Then, a beautiful Antique Window Art piece. Pages from a shell book were used as artwork.

old window frame art
Use an old window frame to mount art for a rustic worn look. Via Walnut and Vine.

old window frame idea
An old window now Frames Beach Memories by Crafty Nest.

sea glass window
A gorgeous Seaglass window. Original source no longer available.

window frame wall decor
A simple and lovely idea from the The Virginia House.

window frame art
Old window frame with saying by Crafty Scrappy Happy, featured here.

chalkboard window
Turn an old window into a Chalkboard! Seen at House by Hoff.

old window coastal beach decor idea
And another creative coastal old window frame idea! Some of the glass is replaced with chicken wire to Create a Pin Board, and Quotes are Written on Glass. Via Pinterest.

For more DIY wall decor ideas with a coastal theme, browse here!

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Della said...

I would love to have the space to add one of these. Great projects!

Anonymous said...

Jaw-dropping! Thanks for sharing.
Are those windows heavy? And if so, how would they be secured to the wall safely? Thanks, Mhairi, UK

Beachhouseetc said...

I love this idea with the sand

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love old windows! These are all beautiful ways to use them. Thanks for sharing.

Ideezine said...


There is always something so pleasing about little squares with beautiful things in them. No wonder people love the so much...they speak volumes.


How2home said...

The idea of using old window frames as decor is brilliant!

Marty Walden said...

Great ideas!

Angela Santaniello said...

Thank you so much for sharing my window that I added the shell pictures to. What a great surprise!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Susan Johnson said...

I am looking to make one summer project that my Grand Daughter and I can make together...Wondering if anyone here would share how to make one of these windows with sea shells and sea glass... a memory my Grand daughter can look back on of our summer together.

Thank you so very much.

Susan Sellers Johnson on "FB" or

nancy carlson said...

Susan Sellers Johnson, there is a blue link under every picture that will take you to the original blog, usually with instructions on making the project.

Such a wonderful collection of different ways to use old window frames - of which I happen to have half a dozen.

Carol Centracchio said...

I would put a mirror in there, and glue gun beautiful sea shells I got mostly in Florida, Sanabel or you can put rock glass I did one with light green .

Vicki Peterson said...

Could you share the beach window writings?


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