Hello dear bloggers! I'm sorry I've been MIA for a while, but you see, I lost my beloved camera and what's a blogger to do without a camera! Thankfully, my memory card was in my computer when my camera disappeared, so I at least had some photos to work with. I did, however, find an old camera that will just have to do for now. At least I made it back just in time for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure to visit her for more amazing Before and Afters.
Do you remember these windows I purchased at an antiques store in Old Town Orange a couple of weeks ago? I bought 6 vintage windows at a steal for $20! I didn't quite know what to do with them when I bought them, but I knew I'd figure it out. I had initially decided to make one into a coffee table and the other just to hang on a wall, but as my husband and I were perusing our home for possibilities, he came up with an unusual idea. At first, I actually had cold feet at the idea, but since I don't follow any strict rules as far as decorating ( I usually break the rules), I thought we'd give it a try.
Here we are in my dining room. Can you see the opening between the columns on either side?
Here's a view from the far end of my dining table facing the music room and foyer.
Now, here's what we've done! Do you like it?
It created more of a division of our dining room and the hall separating it from the music room without visually closing it off.
I loved these windows just leaning against my wall, but now that we've hung them, I love them even more!
We hung them using eye screws and a short chain. I was leary about screwing a hole into our trim, but my DH assured me he could just spackle it up if it didn't work.
We kept all the hardware on them. I think it adds character.
The windows give an illusion that the panes were custom made for the space. They also cozied up the dining room a lot.
I hope you enjoyed my Met Monday! Did you like what we've done with the windows? Let me know what you think!
Till next time,