One of the first improvements to our Dutch colonial
was replacing the kitchen’s original single window . . .
. . . with a beautiful, new double window:
This change has been one of my favorites,
of all of the improvements we’ve added to our Dutch colonial!
The fabulous light!
The way it makes the room seem more spacious!
What’s not to love?
Well, there is one down side.
The houses in our old neighborhood are pretty close to each other,
+ sadly, the view of our neighbor’s house isn’t that great.
No offense to the nice family who lives there,
but I don’t want to stare at the side of your house!
So. What to do?
Here’s an idea from Pinterest:
How about tricking out that window of ours,
so that the eye stops at it, instead of traveling beyond?
Here’s how it was done in this photo:
1. Shelf with pretty stuff on it (can do!)
+ 2. Pretty vintage window sash
I love the vintage window sash (I’ve done it!)
Check it out — this groovy stained glass sash in our kitchen
of the bungalow where we’re currently living:
Since I really would like to repeat this design feature
in our Dutch colonial kitchen,
I am on the hunt for a matching pair of old sashes.
I’m headed to the flea market today, in fact!
Meanwhile, here’s another kitchen window treatment that I love!
At this moment, this is totally what I wish to do in our new kitchen!
There’s privacy galore,
plus a cool spot to display some of my collections!