Monday, February 13, 2012

A New {old} Window for the Living Room

I have a new {old} addition to my living room...a vintage window hung in the center of our large picture window.  The frame is a nice chippy white, although it looks a bit cream in this picture (it was a gray day and this was this best I could do photo wise).  I fit the window with two heavy gauge eye hooks and suspended it from two more heavy gauge hooks and S hooks.  I am proud to say hung this up all by my big girl self!  I heart my drill.


Here's a shot of the entire room with the new window...
 This room is always a work in progress, and I'm liking what's developing, although I would like a new slip cover for the armless chair (or a different chair altogether) and I am not sold on the floor lamp by the love seat...I think I would rather have a big lamp on the round table instead.  I actually made the little slip cover for the floor lamp shade, maybe it's just done in too bland of a color?  Perhaps I would like it more if I made another cover in a less neutral fabric??  Here's a closeup of the slip cover...
What do you think?  That I should stop obsessing over lampshade slip covers?  Yep, probably a good idea, and yes the lamp is in another location in this photo, if you happen to have noticed.  

Okay, back to the subject of this post...the window!  It came from one of my very favorite vintage shops...


Here are some photos I took of the shop the day I bought the window...





Don't you love this shop?!  If you live in IL you must go sometime.  It's owned and operated by the sweetest and most fun trio of mother and daughters!  Tattered Tiques has teamed up with the equally amazing Maple and Magnolia and Urban Farmgirl, so you'll find their cool vintage wares sprinkled throughout the shop as well.  I really have to exercise restraint when I am in here...I want it ALL!!

Happy Monday!

XO,
Stacey

35 comments:

Vintage Country Girl said...

Great idea about a window over a window. Never thought of that. I really must try to go to that shop the next time we're in IL. We go at least once or twice a year. Thanks.

My Vintage Mending said...

Stunning. I have several similar window hung in my house as well. I love them. This one is perfect in its place. I think a brighter shade is just the ticket. Smiles..Renee

{northern cottage} said...

oh my word - i just ADORE your living room!!! yum!

michelle said...

The window is beautiful and I love where you hung it! I obsess about things all the time. :) Your room looks so pretty and even on a cloudy day it is filled with light. :)
xoxo

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your old window, so very pretty where you have it and a pretty livingroom too! Love your chest coffee table♥

Boho Farm and Home said...

Just another place to visit next time im in the Windy City!
LOVE the window and as far as the lamp goes...maybe cover it with one of those cute vintage prints you use...something with a little color. but of course, you knew I was going to say that because I love color. :)
xoxo
Caroline

Jill Elaine said...

Have you contacted Urban Farmgirl yet? You and I won her giveaway!!

Debby said...

I wouldn't change a thing. I love your room. Love that shade.
I would have to stay away from that store.....it looks like so much fun.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Stacey,

I LOVE it! It looks so pretty in the room. I also love that red grocery sign from the shop.

blessings,
karianne

Urban Farmgirl said...

LOVE IT! Its a perfect fit for your window!

Mary

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Stacey,

Oh you did a perfect job hanging that up! I would have been slightly afraid of not hanging it properly and it would come crashing down! lol Me and my drill need a little practice! lol Love your living room by the way...can't wait til mine comes together...one day! lol

Hugs,
Jessie

michele said...

seriously lovin your new window and how it transforms your living room!!! gorgeous photography, stacey!

michele

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the new muse (The Window) that looks into a room that inspires soulfully with authentic history, a pace to love.

Keep inspiring the best in all things that create soul.

I am having a French Theatre Giveaway! come visit.
xx
Dore

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Just found your blog and LOOOVE it!!! So I am now your newest follower:) I'll be back to see what you're up to.
~Debra xxx
Capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your new old window! So pretty, happy Valentines Day :)
XO
Kristin

Faded Plains said...

The window looks so great in your window. Your room looks so happy...and as for the lampshade...I think one with some pattern and color would look great.

Our Delightful Home said...

WOW! This looks really pretty! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

blondiensc said...

Your room looks so pretty, love the window infront of the window!! and, drooling over the pink scale! love!! :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

The room looks great! The window is really nice the way it hangs. I agree with a new cover for the lamp, not like it wouldn't be easy to change back if you didn't like it. I would pick up on a little of those green shades frome the print on the wall maybe?
Blessings,
Susie

aimee said...

i just found you over at primp, i love your style the window/room looks great xxx

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I LOVE your living room and i LOVE LOVE the window and just so you know...i NEED A PINK SCALE!!! lol!!!!!! no one will let me paint mine : ( but WOW they look yummy!!! lol!!!! hugs....

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your cheery room. It has great style! The window is great!

chateau chic said...

Fabulous window. Love hanging windows and using architectural pieces to add interest to a room. And you did it yourself...Wow!!
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

McMaster and Storm said...

Love the window....majestic your space
Xo
Kara

McMaster and Storm said...

Aaccck....it's supposed to say "made"your space...
K

Stacey said...

Hi Stacey!
I love that window! And your room is awesome - very nice! I also loved the pics from your fav store! I would love to have you stop over to my blog home and link this up as I am hosting my very first linky party! Besides, we have the same name and I am sure we will get along famously!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Stacey - I LOVE your living room! That new window is awesome. Such a great addition. What a beautiful space to live in. :)
Karah

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a beautiful room and the window is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing some shop pix as well...would love to go one day!

Tattered Tiques said...

I LOVE what you did with the window! Such a fabulous idea! We are so glad she went to a good home. Thanks for giving props to the shop too! How come yours and Mary's pics make the shop look so good? I need camera lessons! Thanks again! Absolutely love what you did with it!

Anne

Tattered Tiques said...

I LOVE what you did with the window! Such a fabulous idea! We are so glad she went to a good home. Thanks for giving props to the shop too! How come yours and Mary's pics make the shop look so good? I need camera lessons! Thanks again! Absolutely love what you did with it!

Anne

Danielle said...

What a sweet room. I love it! I love the chippy window and your rug. Very nice.

Erin said...

I'm kicking myself for not visiting your blog sooner--you had some majorly gasp-inducing posts last week! :) I don't think I've ever commented on it specifically, but I love your living room. The vintage window adds a gorgeous touch.

I like the slipcover on the lampshade as it is, but I have a tendency towards liking with neutral shades. However, I'm sure some CK fabric could spiff it right up if you're looking for something brighter or more fanciful!

Oh, and speaking of fabric, what is the fabric on your loveseat? It's so sweet!

Sandra Ludwig said...

I can see that your vintage window is actually white in the second photo. It does look darker in the first photo that it appears to be a bit brownish, but it does add more life to the entire window. You did a great job with it. Overall, your living room is so warm and cozy. :)

- Sandra Ludwig

Lida Swisher said...

Where did you get that idea? You did some great work and I admire you for doing the installation all on your own. I really like the whole concept. From being plain and simple, it now looks fresher and an even more superb window! It's a wonderful transformation! Good job!

-Lida Swisher

Allyson Ripple said...

A window over another window, why not? What’s your purpose for doing it? The idea is new to me. Was this your own idea, or you saw it somewhere? Anyway, I like the idea too. It transformed your simple window into a stylish one. It definitely enhanced the look of your living room!

-Allyson Ripple