Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Let the Sun Shine In
One of the delights of living in an old home is the architecture that is not often found in newer homes. Our home is not huge, but it is comfortable. There are much larger homes just a block away.
About ten years ago we commissioned this new window that reflects our tastes and carries the blue and white theme of our Greek Revival home. Andersen Windows replaced the window, then we had a small company from Northern Kentucky design and make the leaded glass window that is encased in glass on both sides for protection. This is such a beautiful focal point of our home that it was well worth the time and very reasonable investment to make it happen.
When we arrived in 1979, the hallway was painted mauve (yes, dark red!) and the columns and woodwork were dark gray. The chandelier was a black iron Spanish design. My first impression was The Addams Family decor. We immediately repainted the walls a very light blue and the columns and woodwork white. The window and chandelier updates came much later.
This window restoration project was worth the years of waiting.