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Way to let the air out of my excitement balloon.
Truth is, we do not live in an actual “old” house, but I love the look of them. I adore everything from the old thick paneled wood doors, glass knobs, knotty pine floors, and especially the beautiful old windows.
So my solution to my too new house dilemma was to inset old windows into some of our new windows. Poor Travis knows he’s in for an installation adventure when I start out with, “Do you think you could help me hang something?” Because we both know that I am not helping at all. Unless you count pointing, in that case I am totally helping.
I started with an old leaded glass window inset in our front entry window.
I love the instant character it gives to our less than characteristic new windows. I also chose it for the continued X pattern repeated in the glass that mimics the X pattern on the door.
You know what they say about windows they are like potato chips and you can’t just have one.
(No one actually says that)
So I decided to add one to the kids/guest bathroom. I had a friend call me up that she had a stash of old windows and would I be interested. By the time we finished our conversation I was sitting in my car. In her driveway. Because I don’t waste time when a friend calls me up and starts talking about the old windows that she just wants out of her garage.
I loved the chippy white paint on this piece and how it looked with the chippy white paint of the corbels. Yes, it’s a chippy themed bathroom. My husband will be the first to tell you that my decorating style requires a tetanus shot.
I also put a little stained glass piece in our daughter Sara’s room. This piece had to have some of the glass repaired, because when opening the window once I lifted the glass up off of it’s hangers and it fell on my head. Nevermind the gash in my head, it was the window I was concerned about that. (Also, I had just gotten my tetanus shot)
So there you have it- how I added some old charm to our
old new cottage by adding old windows to my new windows.
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