Usually, you have a choice. It's your choice.
You’re replacing windows in your house and you might get stuck with the old window frames if the window installation company doesn’t take the old ones away (I think they usually do). But for some reason, we had these old ones and we kept them deep in a closet for a few years and forgot about them. I was going to finally throw them out when a neighbor suggested I use them as photo frames–but for giant photos. Poster size. Hmm, fun idea. OK, I’ll get right on it. It must have been about four years later, but we finally did the last thing on our to do list.