Fake Windows

I am continuing to put the finishing touches on my basement re-modeling project.

In a previous post, you saw that I had bought an old window from an antique store for $5.00 to make a fake, mirrored window. When I begin to work at cleaning it up, the wood around the panes began to crumble, and it became an impossible repair job.

I purchased two mirrored windows online from Target and was much happier to work with them.

Mirrowed windows in place over "window seat".

Mirrored windows in place over “window seat”.

My daughter-in-law, Collette, pointed out a great buy in a cloth shower curtain on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond. She had a coupon that brought the already low price down to under $10.00. Collette showed me how I could cut the top off to use as a valance and the rest of the material would make the sides of the curtains. And as she said, “the colors are perfect to go with your room.”

Getting ready to turn a shower curtain into curtains.

Getting ready to turn a shower curtain into curtains.

The top that would be turned into a valence goes perfectly with my gardening theme of birds and flowers.

The top that would be turned into a valence goes perfectly with my gardening theme of birds and flowers.

And now the curtains are up.

Curtains over window.

Curtains over window.

Another view.

Another view.

The fake window adds depth to the room and makes the sitting area seem larger. Collette suggested adding tie-backs to the curtains, so… I will be looking for the perfect tie-backs to fit the area.

I have some pictures to add, and a few more small projects to complete before I can say the room is finished, and oh, yes, I hope next year to add new carpet to the room. It has been a very long project, but the end is near and I am happy with the results.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:12-13

 

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