DIY Vintage Window Coat Rack

I just love vintage finds! Thanks to a friend, I scored this hundred year old window that I have had hanging in the

playroom for a few years all by itself. I decided it was time to change it up and give it a new purpose…a coat rack. With just a few supplies the transformation was super simple. Here’s how to create your own.

DIY Repurpose: Vintage Window Coat Rack


  • Old window (check garage sales, re-store and antique markets for one)
  • Decorative knobs or hooks (use different ones for a fun, eclectic look)
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Picture hangers


  1. Remove window hardware
  2. Measure and mark where you plan to drill holes for the knobs
  3. Use a drill bit similar in size to the knobs end to drill pilot holes
  4. Screw the knobs in place and secure on the backside using the washer and nut included with knobs.
  5. Attach picture hangers to back side and you’re ready to hang. Make sure to use strong enough hangers to hold the weight of the window.

I love the new life this gorgeous old window has. There are so many fun ways to decorate with old windows!

  • Try painting the glass with chalkboard paint and use it as a message board.
  • Print off pictures and cut them to the size of the glass panes for a unique photo display.
  • Blow up a picture to the size of the window and display inside.
  • Why not break out your favorite modge podge and fill the panes with scrapbook paper or fabric for a pretty art piece?

Use your imagination and repurpose your own vintage finds! Share your favorite repurposed projects in the comments below.