If you are thinking that it is about time to replace the windows in your home, you might want to consider the various things that you can do with the old windows. Instead of simply throwing them out with the weekly trash, you will want to consider one of the following options.
Chalkboard For The Kitchen
Instead of using a bunch of random pieces of papers to put notes up on the refrigerator, some of which may become lost from time to time, you can create a nice chalkboard for the kitchen. This will allow you to keep track of the things that need bought at the store or the messages people are leaving when they call for someone else in the house. You will want to clean the glass and the frame itself, before giving the frame a nice fresh coat of paint.
Once everything has dried, you will then want to apply a single coat of chalkboard paint to the glass. Allow it to thoroughly dry and then hold the window up to the sunlight so that you can spot any thin spots of paint that is still allowing light to get through the glass. If there is, then you will want to apply a second coat of paint.
Custom Picture Frames
There are a couple of ways to do this and both require you to first thoroughly clean the glass so that there are no streaks and so that the pictures will properly adhere to it. Once the glass is cleaned, you can use craft glue to glue your favorite pictures directly to the glass. However, this method makes this a permanent picture frame, as trying to later remove the pictures.
You then have the option of attaching adhesive corner photo holders. These can usually be found online, in the craft section of major department store, and a quality craft shop. By using these corner picture holders, you will be able to change out the pictures as often as you would like without having to worry about whether you are damaging anything.
After cleaning up and painting the window frame trim, you can secure pieces of glass, cut to fit the size of the individual window panes, with an industrial glue. Just make sure that you are allowing the new mirror to lay flat on a table while the glue is completely drying so that the weight of the glass does not allow for it to all come apart.
After everything is dry, which will most likely take several hours, you will want to apply a thin line of clear caulking around the edge of the mirror where it meets the window frame. This will ensure that the surface is smooth and no one will cut their fingers on it.
With those few ideas in mind, you should have no problem finding a few different things to do with the old windows instead of simply getting rid of them. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Bradenton Window & Allied Products.