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We have new windows at the farmhouse.
They came last week and installed them and finished up while I was still cleaning up all the debris around the house.
And the result?
It is an all cap moment for the living room.
Can we start with a little before?
I even forgot how yucky the windows were until I went back and found these pictures.
They are so cloudy you can’t even see out of them and they were lopsided with cracks and looked kind of glumpy.
A word you should never have to use to describe windows.
Here’s another before. You can see where the blinds rubbed the paint off the window.
And there’s a drip of something in between the window and the storm window.
And now the window looks like this.
Exact same window.
Exact same spot.
But look at the change.
LOOK AT THAT VIEW.
(total aside: you have to know that I only use all caps in very special circumstances and this is one of them)
Here’s another angle.
Doesn’t that latch look like a contestant from a beauty pageant?
And the best part?
The entire process was so easy and not at all like I imagined. Just in case you were like me and you’d never ordered windows before, I thought I’d share with you what I thought the whole installation process was going to be like….
…..and what actually happened.
1. I thought that I would have to move all the furniture out of the room and put up a plastic barrier and leave the house for a week.
Not even close.
I moved the window seat cushion and the pillows and the ottoman and pulled back the rug.
And the installation only took two hours for these windows (if you have more windows, it will take longer).
2. I thought I would have to clean up after they left.
They cleaned up everything and got rid of the dust and left it just like they found it.
3. I was worried that on the outside of the house the windows would look out of place.
The new windows match the old windows perfectly.
Except they look a lot cleaner.
4. I thought I’d only see a little improvement in the space with the new windows
I mean, they’re only windows, right?
I was so wrong on this.
The wrongest of the wrong.
The new windows make the room. They add light and frame the view and sparkle when you walk by and provide the best cross breeze between the porch and the family room.
The other day I sat in the room with a coffee cup and stared at them for 20 minutes and whispered sweet nothings to them.
And decided right then and there in my all cap voice that this was…..
…..THE BEST DECORATING DECISION EVER. 🙂
PS I’ll be back next month with the entire window reveal and a new look for the family room. I had to make a few changes to live up to those windows. 🙂
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