My brother in law brought me 4 old windows someone was throwing out. He has brought me several through the years and it always makes me so happy!
So, as you all have to know, my mind immediately started to think and thought up the idea to build a "window wall". First I thought about making it for the living room, then the back deck, then downstairs for our master closet...but I still kept coming back to the living room.
So, last night, Mike and I built one. It took us about 4 hours to build it.
I had no clue it was going to turn out this huge! And you all will be happy to know the hubby and I didn't spat one time...can you believe it?
I still needed to paint it all and add the feet, but over all I was tickled to death with how it turned out.
This was the spot I wanted it. I have had a window hanging here for years and I've always loved the open concept of the kitchen and living room. But I have wanted some type of separation without blocking the open feeling.
So I took down this window and hung it in our hallway.
This is my view when I come up the stairs. I love this old window...simple but yet so detailed.
So here's the window wall....I am in love!
It's perfect for that separation I have wanted without blocking the view or making it feel like a true wall. And the good part is that I can move it!
I really love how it looks from the kitchen!
And we can still see the TV from the island.
Who knew this would thrill me to death like it has?
We added the beadboard to the bottom and trimmed it out with old lumber for the base. I bought shelf brackets and added the wood to make the feet. Mike thought they wouldn't be sturdy enough...but I told him this wasn't my first rodeo, I knew they would, lol. He was surprised how sturdy it was!
And whenever I want to move the sofa to where the loveseat is, I'll still be able to slide the feet under the sofa.
It doesn't take up much space either.
I love how things look cozy now.
I hung a cross and an old piece of trim on this side. I can't wait until Christmas now! I have so many ideas!
Mike said to the girls, "she'll have it all wreathed up with lots of lights"....little does he know.
tee hee hee
I grouped some lights together, the rooster and pig weather vane add a little farm feel to the kitchen side.
Look how pretty the chandelier looks all lit up behind it....
This is my spot now!
It's really made our home feel old...like way back in the good ole days...not like a 90's built home. The older I can make this house, the happier I get!
And to make sure we have lots of natural light! I want our home to feel cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. So far, so good!
I love having mirrors that reflect all of the light.
I don't know if I ever showed you all this or not, but the piece below the candelabra came from an old light fixture. I thought it looked so pretty as part of the base. Reminds me of lace....
So there you have it...a window wall....I guess I invented a word, lol.
I love it!!! I hope this inspires you and that you all have a blessed weekend!