Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Can you be in love with a window???

Only yesterday I said that the latest dresser will most likely see some change of scenary behind it, but I had no idea that it would be today! Even though it is raining and thundering away on all the windows today, this window is nice and dry in her new home.
Checking out a local architectural salvage warehouse I saw this 6 foot beauty and knew she was the perfect piece:


We are working around some freakishly high ceilings here and LOTS of bare walls. I have been on the hunt for a HUGE cabinet to span the wall but this is even better. Once up on the dresser I have almost 10 feet of interest on a pretty bland wall.



I am sooo in love with this window that I am even considering eliminating the formal dining room and instead having a nice reading area off of the living room. Sean is yet to be convinced though...

25 comments:

Gwen said...

Window love is the best! I have a few that are big like that, they wander all over my house.

Kira said...

This really shows the height of the room and adds a lot of character! Looks Great!

Freckles Chick said...

You are AWESOME, girl!! Love this vignette and what you've done to refurb that gem of a dresser!

Mika said...

awesome.

Marie said...

Hello! Okay, well not only are you in love with your window, but I am in love with your window too! I can't say enough good things about it. Just fabulous. I rescued a bunch of old windows recently - figuring out what to do with a few of them.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Tamstyles said...

as always GET IT GIRL!!!

Rebecca said...

that window is the best window EVER! love it.

J said...

I love that huge window! What a great find.

The DIY Show Off said...

LOVE it! Great find and it looks beautiful on that wall. :)

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

gorgeous. i'm so glad you didn't think twice about the size and hauled that baby home! it is perfect. :)

Jessica - {LivingBetterTogether} said...

What a great find!!

Brei Cornell said...

Looks great! Do you mind saying how much it cost? I have never been to an architectural salvage yard and am curious about typical pricing.

Taryn said...

I love my window too (although it is much smaller.)

bagfashionista said...

i love that idea of a little reading nook! I'm thinking 4 club chairs around your round table....like these (but in white/light colors, of course)

http://brookegiannetti.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554d7b827883301156f2e0fed970c-500wi

http://brookegiannetti.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554d7b827883301157024ab35970b-500wi

Molly said...

So beautiful! I love the whole set up.

Kristal said...

You find the greatest stuff. It looks great - I love the height!

pieroni place said...

Sooooo Ballard Design looking :)

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!
The window cost $75. Sean did his best to get the guy to lower that price but he told us that quite a few shop owners come in regularly for these types of items to use in displays. Looks like he knew his stuff! But I still thought $75 was a steal for such a big piece.

hopeful #1 said...

Wow, you aren't kidding! That really does help fill in those high ceilings! Those can be such a obstacle...

How is it mounted? I do realize that it's huge and probably weighs a lot too but I'm sure you have secured by something, right?

Jill J said...

That looks so cool! Great find!

So Not Martha said...

It looks great, Holly! I can see it with a big green garland and some ripped ribbon bows on it for the Holidays!
I was so excited to see your bowl full of candles is back! It was my favorite thing from your old house!

MrsKBJ said...

Great find!!!! It looks great on your wall!

Samantha Wiltshire said...

This is a great idea for the windows we're replacing over the next week, but I doubt I can convince husband to keep one of the old windows as decor. It was hard enough convincing him to keep the tree trunks as decorations :)

I love the pony head too. I had to have one for our living room :)

paula said...

breathtaking!

Sharla said...

LOVE that window

 
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