Wednesday, January 25, 2012

You know what is hard?

Taking pictures of WINDOWS.

Seriously! I should have looked up an online tutorial or something, but I was already laying on the floor trying to take 3 story tall pictures when it occurred to me that I am totally not qualified for this kind of insanity.

In other words, look at my cute windows! And don’t look at my terrible photography. My poor wall colors can’t get a fair shake in any of my documentation so far… they are really pretty, I promise! You’re just going to have to come see for yourself :)

Anyway, I have these five strange tall windows that are a particular kind of challenge, they live in two separate to rooms at once, they are too high to put blinds on (you could never close them anyway), and they are the first thing you see when you walk in my house.

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I framed them :)


I couple 50 cent samples of bright teal paint, a little gold paint applied with a stencil, some brown metal primer on the aluminum window casing, and gold spray painted trim from the hardware store.

$40 bucks, and four days later (don’t forget to calculate child rearing into your schedule when you have a project that should only take a couple hours!), and I love these windows! I love how the teal invites in all the green and blue from the outside, and how the gold and brown keeps it from looking like a circus. The other thing I didn’t expect is that the bright color in those little rims somehow makes it feel like I painted the whole wall.



Sharron said...

lucky me, I just got to see these in person, GORGEOUS. a brilliant idea. you are smart. come do my windows?

Erin said...

Where did you get that idea? Because I will be stealing it at some point in my life.

Carly said...

L.O.V.E. feeling for sure. gorg. really.

LM said...

What a fun idea! It makes me wish I had some similar windows!

Margaret said...

That is so fabulous. I love it.

Andrea said...

I love your windows! And I had actually read this and the posts below before now, I was just too lazy to comment then. The good news is that it gave me a chance to come revisit your fabulous window ideas!!