Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A simple solution…..


We have lived in our home almost eleven years and the

window in the hallway has always stumped me until recently.

Pretty much every room in the house has one of these oddly placed windows

making window treatments a real challenge!


Then one night while laying

in bed I remembered I had two of these old shutters I wasn’t using.

Originally they were painted green and I repainted them grey……and then white.

I used them in the dining room for quite

a while until I found the pair I have in there now.

window 3

The hallway only has one North facing window so I needed a solution

that would not block a lot of light and wouldn’t impede

on walking up and down the stairs since they are quite narrow

and very,very steep.


The hallway is a work in progress…….

One of these days I’ll get it just right….

and then we’ll probably move!

Joining the party at:

Savvy Southern Style

Hope to see you there!



Ron said...

I like the look of the shutter. And of course I love the antler trophy.

Anonymous said...

A very cute solution and I love the patina on the old shutter!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Mari said...

I have to say I love the shutter, it's a perfect solution Des..
Well hope your just joking about selling your gorgeous home ;-)


chateau chic said...

Oh I LOVE your solution to your window. The shutter gives it so much personality!
Mary Alice

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love it!

Katie Mansfield said...

What a fabulous solution. I love it.

Andrea said...

I think it looks great, and your art and antlers is stunning! How's your puppy doing?

AntiqueChase said...

i love your hallway and love the shutter there!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the shutter idea. Glad you thought of it while lying in bed. I do that too. I love those antlers.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a great solution! The shutter looks wonderful there! I have my best ideas while lying in bed too. :) In fact, I started keeping a pad of paper and a pencil in my night stand drawer! Lol! Some of my best decorating ideas have come to me at night. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the shutter, what a fabulous solution and it looks amazing. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tues. party. - - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/03/210th-inspire-me-tuesday.html --Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Christine Vandormolen said...

love it!!! what a great idea and so much character. Christine from Little Brags

Cynthia said...

Des this is a fantastic idea and looks beautiful!!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Don't you just love those "epiphanies" ??!!!...There are times I solve my dilemmas in a dream!!..:)
Fantastic solution for the window!! Beautiful Des!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Don't you just love those "epiphanies" ??!!!...There are times I solve my dilemmas in a dream!!..:)
Fantastic solution for the window!! Beautiful Des!

Kelly said...

Love your deep window sills! Using the shutter makes a great frame for your window without covering it up. It's nice to see more of your hallway.

Suzan Sweatman said...

How lucky to have such thick sills !
And that shutter looks beautiful there - you couldn't have picked anything more perfect !!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Des,
Just gorgeous. Love the shutter it looks amazing. Wow those deep sills are fabulous. Very pretty.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

A perfect solution, Des! It looks right at home.
I was up in the middle of the night scribbling a note in the dark. Why do these ideas come to us then? I could barely read the note when I woke up this morning. :)
Happy April!
~ Lin

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE the shutter Des...LOVE the look of that whole space!!