Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old Windows

Years ago our neighbor replaced her wood sash windows with vinyl windows and she offered to share them with me.  We wanted to put mirrors in them so we found a glass place and they used salvage mirror from old closet doors.   I hung mine on the patio and have never regreted it to this day.  We have a huge blank stucco wall that to me was just plain ugly.  We live in a pretty regular track home with a rather small lot.  When we purchased the house in 1981, the pool was already installed and most of our upper yard was all patio and pool deck which we later bricked.  Those mirrored windows not only break up the plainess of the wall, but they reflect all the trees around us and my baker's rack full of plants.  I just love  them.  They are sheltered under the patio cover, but boy what a difference they make.  If you have a patch of ugliness you want to hide, you might want to try this.
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8 comments:

Bliss said...

Hmmmm...... I have a huge blank stucco wall too that I look at every year and think what can I do besides hanging a few plants (that die) from the overhang. I will have to contemplate this idea....

~Bliss~

Barbara Jean said...

wonderful!!!

blessings
barbara jean

kathi @ traybella said...

your windows look amazing. love all your plants too. just beautiful!
kathi

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Love the windows...very vintage and chic!

chateau chic said...

Your windows are FABULOUS!! Yummy color. So fun to decorate with old salvage and you did a terrific job.
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Mary Alice

Linda said...

This is such a great idea and helps to expand the space, too.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Alejamuel Sultz said...

Your plants look healthy, Miss Maggie. :) Your neighbor did a great job on choosing Vinyl windows because these windows are resistant to heat flow and are easy to install- how generous of them to share it with you.

Cody Charlebois said...

Fortunately, we don’t have a patch of ugliness to hide. My wife never runs out of artistic endeavors. Very much like you! But I know she’d want to try this window idea. This type is a very effective character-building tool for one’s home. How long have you had them again?
-->Cody