Monday, April 22, 2013

Open The Window.

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a splendid weekend- ours was full of fun and excitement! (Bridal Showers, best friend moving in with us, bbqing and playing in the sun...) But before we show you what we did this weekend, let's back track a little bit.

A few weeks ago when we got our roof done, we had also decided that along with new gutters, we really wanted to replace the three windows on the front of the house. The windows that were there were the original single paned windows that came with the house....so they were 110 years old. They definitely needed to be replaced as they were drafty energy suckers from hell. Though, because they were original to the house I wanted to keep them with the house.

I had called the roofing company to put in our file to leave our old windows here. Our plan was to make little greenhouses with them and some crafts, but sadly, Nate forgot to remind them to leave them here and my windows landed in a dumpster.

Cue me rocking in the corner sobbing for like two days.

I had called immediately after they left with pathetic cries like "even if the glass is broken, please bring the frames back!" and the company was like "you want the frames still?" and I was like "Yes! They're 110 years old!"

Immediately after saying that, the company was totally sympathetic to us and they actually dumpster dove to find our window frames.

110 year old wood does not belong in a dumpster. 

A few days went by and magically my window frames appeared on my front porch. I was so thrilled I could have cried.

Most of them went into the garage while we get supplies to do some of our crafts for them, but otherwise we'll have to buy new panes or salvage some other windows for our cold boxes.

We had one window still intact, but it really was the perfect length to put over the bed in the guest room which had been driving me crazy with the giant blankness of it all.


We took the one window that was still intact and gave it a thorough washing and hung it up on the wall using our trusty tape method.

Seamus, of course, had to model.


The beautiful thing about the window is that you can still see where the sash was, the original wood and all the weathering that this poor thing endured.


Of course, when I get the quilt back from the dry cleaners the room will look even cuter!


What did you guys get done this weekend?

13 comments:

  1. i love the idea of having a window above the bed... it looks so happy :)

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    1. Thank you! It was so simple but it made a big difference in the room.

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  2. Yay! So glad you got your windows back!

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    1. Thank you! I was really pathetic without them!

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  3. I'm so glad you were able to recover one intact window.

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  4. Love this look! And so glad to hear that you were able to get some of the windows back! Have you thought about hanging sonething from the top center of the frame for a pop of color? I did that with mine and am loving the look.

    Ps....Seamus is such a great poser!

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    1. We are throwing some ideas around if we want to add something (a decal, or a wreath or something), but for now we are planning to leave it as as to really let the age of it be the star. Thanks for the hint!

      Ps...Seamus says thank you :)

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  5. I can't believe they went and dug them out for you! Tell me all of your secrets. I need to know how to make people do things! ;)

    You're right. They are lovely no matter if they are too inefficient to be effective windows now. Glad you decided to reuse them!

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    1. I am short, blonde, have blue eyes & giant boobs and am really good at saying please. ;)

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  6. I love how you have decorated the entire guest room around Seamus. The pops of yellow really make his coat shine ;-)

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    1. I have to take the inspiration where I find it, right?! ;)

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  7. Neat idea! And I agree, don't throw out old wood! :)

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