As 2011 draws to an end, I can’t help but reflect upon the many projects hubby and I have undertaken this year. I may be the driving (crazy)force, but hubby has done most of the work, However, I am a great ‘cheerleader’. Go Baby, Go Baby, Go! (Picture me jumping, shaking pom-poms, and ending in splits.) I know, scary picture!
I couldn’t let the year end without one last project.
I have been wanting some architectural pieces to hang on a 20 ft. wall in our family room for quite some time.
When we first moved in I hung this large PEACE sign that I had bought on clearance from Pottery Barn. When it arrived it was just a rolled up canvas. I had it framed and my original thought was to hang it just at Christmas time.
After Christmas two years ago I decided to leave it hanging. I think we could use a little ‘PEACE’ all year long, don’t you?
A few months ago I found a couple of old windows at the ‘Star Mill’.
I debated about painting them a color to stand out on the wall, but decided that I liked the chippy old paint. I had paint mixed to match, painted the edges, then glazed them with brown glaze.
The small window was missing all of the glass so I left it empty added a hinge and wire for hanging bits of décor.
The large window was missing 4 panes. We broke one more out and added colored glass. My friend, Joyce had done this to a large long window she had and I have always loved it.
I wanted the glass to look kind of unplanned. If that makes any sense, so I randomly picked color placement.
I’m sure that the windows came from the same old house. Would love to have seen it in it’s grandeur. There was probably a second small one on the other side. Some people have said, “too bad the ‘Star Mill’ didn’t have both small windows”. Actually, I think it would be too matchy matchy. I’m keeping my eyes out for something fun to hang on the right side.
I bought two chippy half pillars thinking they might work. We held them up yesterday but didn’t like the result. Oh don’t worry, they won’t go to waste.
Here’s a picture showing more of the room. There’s another T.V. again messing things up. lol!
I wasn’t doing too much jumping and cheering when hubby and friend, Kyle were hanging the large window. I kind of wanted to cover my eyes till it was all over. Hubby isn’t getting any younger you know. Luckily, no catastrophes.
I love my new ‘old’ windows and want to say thanks to the ‘Old House’ that let me bring them from their home to mine! Maybe they didn’t have a choice, but thanks just the same.
Looking forward to finding more treasures in 2012!
Wishing you any way you say it,
And a ‘Happy New Year”!
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