I knew what I wanted ... a window sill. And French style panes. And a window that opened out, all the way out. But no one made it. So I had to make it myself.
|This is my kitchen window, and it is the window of my dreams.|
It has lots of wide open time all summer.
And I love the window stay closures. They're antique from England.
|Bye Bye old window.|
My personal motto is
"I don't know I can't do it until I try"
When I looked at this gaping hole, I had a moment of doubt.
But eh, I just went and got the sawz-all and made the gaping hole bigger.
|Of course the window of my dreams wasn't tall enough.|
So I built in a transom light.
|Almost done. Transom in with the original window top casing board in place.|
Getting this window done was part of getting new cabinets too.
The wall cabs are down, and the sink is temporarily back in use.
|My kitchen is lovely now.|
That eighteen inches of counter top made all the difference in the world.
It may be a teeny tiny kitchen, but it's a well appointed teeny tiny kitchen.
|And for the quilting part of the window story, I made a little basket valance to keep the sun out of my eyes while doing dishes ... it's a south facing window.|
|The valance gets a little stained glass affect|
when the sun comes through.
|The window after ... I just love it!|
|... and roses in my window.|