Friday, December 7, 2012

Redecorating

How can you tell if you're onto something good? Well, if you're like me, when you're in the middle of a great/exciting project, you can't stop thinking about it. When I am in a productive creative zone, I fight myself on going to bed and then once there, I have to fight the urge to get up and get working again. I push through all the "must do" work, until I can get back to my pet project again.

So, what's my pet project? I'm redecorating the extra room upstairs. It went from spare bedroom to office, to catch all room, then a bedroom again for a few months when my sister moved in. Until recently when it became a completely empty room AND the perfect blank canvas.


It started out innocently enough...I'll just paint. Then I decided to replace the outdated light fixture, so bought a cool looking chandelier. It's a small white, three light chandelier, perfect for my shabby chic style.

I was planning on hanging some great/versatile white, tab top curtains that I already have...but then I had another idea! I was inspired by this wall panel that I saw in the Acacia catalog. I thought, hey I could do something similar in stained glass, the idea being stained glass panels as shutters. They'll let in all the sunlight, but the texture of the glass will still create a screen for privacy.  I was busy brainstorming ideas for the framing...



When I remembered that I have these wonderful old windows in storage! I could hardly wait to go check them out! As luck would have it they will work wonderfully!



I put the final coat of wall paint on hold so that I could take advantage of a stretch of unseasonably warm weather we've been having, to clean up the old windows, which definitely needs to be done outside. A painstaking process, but just the kind of thing I LOVE to do!!!

 I still need to do some work on this window, the mullions need to be sanded by hand. But first, on to the second window, and the big clean up which I would like to complete before the true winter weather sets in. The two windows are a near perfect fit width-wise, but are 4" short lengthwise. Which is fine because I am brainstorming creative ways to jazz it up! I hope to have them done by next weeks post, I really want to move into my new room before Christmas!

I hope you are having a delightful and creative week!
Blessings Friends!

5 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting. Can't wait to see them done and what else you will create for your new room.
    Merry Christmas.

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  2. Amazing transformation on those windows!

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  3. I think that is a brilliant idea, and it will look gorgeous. Way to think outside the box!!

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  4. Oh, I wish I had your motivation!! I love that chandelier, too.

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