Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lighten up!

I truly love this 15-pane window that I have hanging on my kitchen wall. I usually try to change it up a few times over the course of the year, but I’ve wanted to do something a little lighter and brighter for a while now.

So after Christmas, I just left my funky twiggy garland and some red beads hanging up for a while…

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…until one day the mood STRUCK and I got out the paintbrush! I slapped two shades of white on, sanded lightly, and glazed it with some dark brown stain…

…added a little Valentine’s day sign: “Be Mine Forever”…

I love how it sounds like a command!

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…and I think I like the new look! How about you?

25 comments:

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love it!!! Very fresh!

Lace said...

Love love! I love making simple yet big impact changes this is one of them!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love it!

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Love it! I'm partial to the old distressed look. I'm sure it has brightened up the space too.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love it! The twig garland is amazing! I love the splashes of red!

Rachel said...

I like it better. Good call.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Good decision! I love it too! Now it really pops! And what fun to change it up throughout the year!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Love it, nice way to brighten up the room.

Mimi said...

Love the new look! And, I think the twigs and beads actually stand out more. I really like the contrast between the white and the twigs.

Full Circle Creations said...

Love it!!! The white looks grand. My cousin has been looking for a window like that. She wants to put pictures of her family in them. She keeps asking me if I've found one for her....if I find one, I think I'll want to keep it! Love the change you made.

Holly

Stephanie said...

I LOVE it!

Lori C said...

Yup, I like it, I do!! Always good to change things up occasionally!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Korrie I love it both ways! ... and I'm still wanting to make the twig garland. Your window is beautiful!
Susan

Ali Richardson said...

SO SO pretty! I love it in white!!

Bliss said...

Me likey! We own a 1916 building that we are renovating and it has the most amazing windows that we replaced. I used some at Halloween and I'm itching to do one for the house. Soon....

~Bliss~

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

How very timely! I just bought a big ol' window at the ReStore last week and was wondering what to do with it. I was trying to think of something to go behind it, but I like yours just the way it is.

Garden of Egan said...

I love everything about the window frame. I have one hanging in my kitchen and two more out in the garage that I need to figure out what to do with.

Can you have too many of them hanging?

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Love the look - Understated Valentine's decor done beautifully!

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I like it. White paint covers a multitude of sins, and it just looks awesome.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I like the new look too!
Kim

Leighann said...

It looks great!

Messy Roost said...

That is so cool. I love it.
Rhonda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Korrie, I love the window painted white and the cute Valentine sign.
xo, Sherry

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You can never go wrong with white! It looks great~like the original paint!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhhh...LOVE the new look!!