There's something in the stars about windows for me this week. I got a call from Sam over the weekend that my other new windows were being delivered on Monday. These new windows are for the front of the house and the garden side where the picket fence and arbor are.
This is my guest bedroom that faces the street. The new porch roof is just outside these windows.
And by the time I got home on Monday night, all of the windows on the front of the house had been installed! There's just something about six-over-six windows that instantly feels historical...and going from vinyl windows to wood really makes the room feel classier.
Now, if you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember this photo of this same bedroom from when I bought the house which leads me to what will most likely be my next project.
I recently started following the blog of Carol Beck at Sofas and Sage. Carol has 13 years of experience in the industry and had her own window treatment and decorating business and is trying to make the world a better place one window at a time. Carol loves to share her knowledge on her blog and her joy in doing so really makes her blog a pleasure to read. When Carol announced her new Window Wednesdays series, offering to help with window treatment dilemmas, I was quick to send her photos of my dilemma.
You'll notice that these upstairs windows are very low on the wall and the curtains were hung right on the window casing.
When I did my facelift of the guest bedroom...
...I moved the curtain rods off the window casings and put them up by the ceiling. It really helped to lift your eyes up in the room and made it feel much taller...
...but I was really unhappy with the big gap between the window casing and curtain rod. I love the amount of light the sheers let in, but they didn't help conceal my dirty little secret: that big gap.
I e-mailed some of these photos to Carol and she graciously tackled my window treatment dilemma in her first installment.
See Carol's explanation of the solution here and while you're there, leave her a comment to let her know what you think of her ideas.
You'll see that one element of the solution Carol offered was to have the curtains stack at the side of the windows...
...and you can see that just that one simple change adds a stronger vertical element that creates an illusion of height.
I've wanted to make some changes to this room and I can't wait to see how Carol's further recommendations enhance the space.
If you have a window treatment dilemma, why not become a follower of Carol's blog, send her some photos and maybe she'll address your situation in an upcoming Window Wednesday installment.