Old, vintage windows make great decorations, as well as unique material for furniture pieces. They are the type of material that is sought out by crafters everywhere because of the interesting look they add to any project.
If you have been looking for old, vintage windows to use for your own project you know that they can sometimes be hard to find. Because of their popularity they are snatched up pretty fast when they can be found, and antique stores have raised the price on them because of how popular they have become.
The good news is, that the end of the summer is the perfect time to be able to find these vintage windows and not have to pay a fortune for them.
Vintage Windows at Garage Sales
Garage sales are popular all summer but seem to ramp up at the end of the season in August and into September. Over the summer kids have grown out of sports equipment and clothes, vacation packing and cleaning revealed hidden items that haven’t been used in ages, and summer projects included garages being cleaned out over the summer; all of which yield items that need to be given away or sold.
Some of these items that people find tucked away in storage rooms or in the dark corners of the garage include old, vintage windows. When someone finds one of these windows and wants to get rid of them that is good news for you, for two reasons.
One, the current owner just wants to get rid of the window so you are going to get a much better price than you would at an antique store. Two, their junk just became your treasure.
More Replacement Window Projects in the Summer
Summer is also a great time to find old, vintage windows because more window replacement projects happen in the summer than during any other time of the year. This means that there are more vintage windows being taken off homes and being made available at thrift stores, garage sales and other places that sell used building materials.
With the increase in the number of vintage windows being taken off houses this time of year, your chances of finding a vintage window in your price range increases dramatically.