Monday, June 02, 2008

Window on a Window

Well, I'm not sure how others will feel about my latest little garden decorating. I have a nice big garage that also includes two huge ugly windows on the side of my flower beds. Until we actually renovate the outside, the windows are staying. However, since I moved in, I have hated them!

One of the things that came to me when I first moved here, was the idea of hanging an older paned glass window on top of the big hopes of tricking your eye into seeing something cottagey first before you notice the big ugly windows.

I had two larger old glass paned windows upstairs in the loft of the garage. I had wanted to paint onto the glass to give it some wow...but knowing how busy I get and how I procrastinate, I decided to just go ahead and hang the windows. Well, it wasn't so easy to hang them but I did finally get it done. Here is the end results and hopefully you will like it more than my husband and three sons...thankfully, my smart little girl ella loves it!

Oh, and yes, they are each a different colour which I will be fixing asap! I just wanted to tackle the whole issue of hanging them and having that problem solved. On the next sunny day, I am painting them to match each other! I am leaning towards the green because it matches the door...

before adding window

after adding the two windows

Got the double hammock up...we love our hammock!


restyled home said...

Well, you and Ella are the smart ones!! That looks sooo good! I can't believe something so simple made such a huge difference.

Your hammock looks mighty tempting, too! I bet the boys fight over it...

Oh, and tell Andy and the boys that they are certainly NOT the Designer Guys!!


Heidi said...

hey, i think that totally works!

Kristy said...

Those look great! I never would have thought of that, but it makes all the difference in the world. I agree you should paint them to match the door - I think the white one blends in a little too much.

chriskauf said...

I love the wiindow over teh window, and aren't hammocks the best best best.

Rachel said...

ahhh.. I could love a rest in that there hammock :)

lovely blog :)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks great to me! What a difference! Also love the hammock!
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Have a great day!

Anthony said...

That looks great! As for our windows, we considered it to have some vinyl siding (St. Louis). The windows (St. Louis, MO) replacement in our house was incredible too. It's simple, yet relaxing. Congrats!