We went to the Valley Antiques & Collectables sale this weekend with a few hopefuls on our wish list. It was a lot to take in, and just going around once was really only a warm-up lap, because as you went around again you saw things you had missed.
Like these windows.
They were tucked in underneath a table, and if you didn’t look twice, you would totally miss them. But the keen eye of my hubby spied them, and yes, an old window was on our wish list. But to find 2 the same was a total bonus.
So we bought them on the spot – negotiated a lower price of course – and brought them home.
We decided to hang both of them in our room, even though originally we were only thinking of one. And we definitely had a different vision in mind before finding these windows (which I wrote about here). Here is what we did.
First we had to decide ‘how’ we were going to hang them.
We opted to go with 2 drywall screws so had to make sure they were level.
This way we didn’t put any unnecessary holes into the window frames.
So here is the unexpected place we decided to hang one of the frames.
We were just trying the console here, but not sure if it would stay.
Now it looks like it just might.
But it’s finish will probably change.
And do you remember this?
Well here’s where we decided to hang the second window.
Can you see the reflection of the matching leaded glass window in the mirrored window?
We wanted to stay away from symmetry to keep things feeling more relaxed, and that’s how we wound up with this arrangement. Our next decision will be whether or not to mirror behind the glass, and if so, just one or both of the windows. We’re also weighing in on painting the frames black to match the other window. That’s why we wanted to get these windows hung up – so we can live with them for a while and then decide what to do with them next.
What would you do?
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