I would like to take this time to revisit the window area. If you have ever tried to work with older windows you already know what I'm about to tell you. If you had old windows and just said "this is crazy, I'm buying new windows", I hate you! LOL Just teasing. I never took the time to get to know my old windows and I've lived in two older home in my adult life. In our first house, the windows were painted shut so I just continued with that pattern. In our current home, I almost lost my hand due to a window that just fell on my hand while I was trying to pull the screen down. We tried to work with those windows for a few years and then George just said "ENOUGH!" and we got new windows. In Martha, we are trying very hard to keep her windows in tact... the glass in the windows is more than 1/4" thick. That may not sound very thick but if you saw a broken piece, you'd say Whoa! If you buy a piece of glass in today's world you'd get a piece that's about 1/16" and if you ask for double pane it's not quite 1/8" so 1 /4" is really really really thick! We also would loose all the ornate handles....and openers... like this.
Did I happen to mention that the room is now painted and the trim is done and oh....let's just look, shall we?
|Sanded the radiator cover and painted it black. The artwork is a picture I took in Madison, WI on a rainy day in April|
|Bookshelf and stuff not yet hung.|
|Area where built in desk will go!|
|This is getting a new wall sconce!|
|This is with the overhead lighting off. Can you say charming?|
|New beautiful Rug!|
One room of 20 is now live-able and while it's not officially done, it is amazing. I can't wait to put the finishing touches on it and move on to the next room. Next room is the "Lounge Suite"... Coming soon to blogs near you!