Six months ago this is where we started.
This is the family room hanging its head and its windows in shame.
The blinds were always down.
A big valance hid the top of the windows where the cracks were.
It was a pitiful sight.
These were the windows in all their glory.
Cracks and sags and off-center and crooked and painted in place.
Sad. Pitiful. Forlorn.
Like they needed people to show up and toss out all the clothes in their closet and school them with a makeover.
Are you ready?
Are you sitting down?
Meet my new windows.
Let’s just pause for a moment and take all that sunshine in.
Look how they frame that view.
In the mornings with coffee, the trees gently blow in the wind and the grass dances and the sunlight tiptoes in through the window and across the floor.
In the evening, the moon shines through the trees and the stars twinkle across the horizon.
It’s a wonderful thing.
I never knew before.
I never understood how much a window could change the space in a room.
I never understood how new windows could make an old farmhouse shine.
I ended up choosing double hung windows without the grids to match the existing windows with the rest of the house.
They tilt in and make everything easy to clean.
From the outside of the house you can’t even tell they are new because they match everything else so seamlessly.
I took down the gray damask valance and made simple roman shades from drop cloths.
The new window treatments emphasize the windows even more and don’t take away from the view.
The valances were super easy to make and I’m posting a tutorial on them later.
I couldn’t post the window journey without thanking you.
You were here for all of it.
You helped me when I had no idea where to start with window shopping.
You guided me through all the decisions and pointed me in the right direction and helped me choose the windows that felt the most authentic to the space and honored the voice of the house.
And Window World?
They truly delivered. From beginning to end they were here for every step, every question, every decision. I couldn’t ask for a better window partner.
I’m so happy right now and I want to twirl and shout and dance and spin around and compose odes and songs and shout my new replacement windows from the roof tops.
But I think I’ll settle for sharing the news from my new window sills instead. 🙂
disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Window World.
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