Monday, July 5, 2010

Old window sashes

Hello everyone~~~I trust you all had a fabulous holiday weekend. The lakehouse was bustling with energy. Kids and grand kids were here. We all had a wonderful time together. Sparklers, fireworks, sun, sand, boat rides, swimming, campfires, name it, we did it!! Now it's time to clean up...hanging bed linens out on the line, sweeping off the boat, sucking sand out of the rugs, etc. So worth all the work.

Now for my sashes.

We have those ugly slide windows. I've always loved the look of vintage sashes...the grungier the better. Love the chippy painted wood, old hardware, and misty look of the glass. I've had four that are similar, and wanted to put them in the dining room windows. They only cover half of the window, but I like the way it adds character to each one.

When I cleaned them up...I left the grunge in the them an old shabby shed kind of look.
For the two windows in the guest room, I added the three panel sashes. It looks cute with the vintage iron bed, and other pieces I've decorated with.

For the big window in the living room, I used two... four paned sashes. I can sit here at the computer, blogging, and look out my new/old/old window. This morning a lone seagull decided to leave a little something on the window....nice. I guess that's a perk with living on the water.

My whole family thinks I've gone crazy with the whole "white" look in here. Then adding the sashes really iced the cake. My son in laws said they would have thrown the things in the trash pile! That's okay.....I would have picked them OUT of a trash pile.

What's that old saying??? to each, his own?

I sincerely hope that everyone of you enjoyed the festivities over the 4th of July weekend.

I was blessed beyond words.

Big hugs,


I'm sharing with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday...take a trip over there and see what it's all about.
Also sharing at Faded Charm for White Wednesday....take a look.


  1. Debbie - someday...someday...someday....I am going to have to visit your beautiful little lake house to see these wonderous things for myself! I just LOVE the way you added those window sashes to your windows. What a GREAT idea!! I am in awe of how you see things and put them together. Sooo talented.....

    Glad to hear you had a happy, fun, family-filled weekend. Wish I had been there with you.... :)

    xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

  2. Hi Debbie!
    Everyone here thinks I'm crazy too, I just tell them that they just don't understand and wait until you see the final result!
    Love those sashes!


  3. Hi Debbie...I think those sashes are darling. Who cares what a "guy" thinks even if he IS your son :)


  4. Hi Debbie! What a great way to use the window sashes! It adds such a cottage feel without having to redo yuor origianl windows! I love the way you are using chippy white pieces in your lake house! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Dear Debbie, The more I see it the more I love it! White on white is really neat...glad I got to see your sweet place.

    Also think your Hollyhocks are gorgeous. I've got a few out behind the garage and would like to see more of these outback...they are so beautiful.

    The joys of cottage living!!! So glad you came by my place and said hello.

    God bless,
    d from HomeHaven

  6. I love those old windows. I would love to find some, along with some old shutters....just love the charm and warmth. Those are great half posts that you have - what treasure. The young 'uns will appreciate it eventually! Don't worry! Linda

  7. Hi Debbie,
    I love the look of old windows, too. Your windows look wonderfully charming!! Great idea!
    I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We head home from our trip tomorrow. We've had a great time, too!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

  8. I love your sashes, they add character to the rooms.
    I especially enjoyed reading your post. I think my family has decided I have gone over the edge with the "white thing." I get the eye rolls but that's o.k.
    I'm new to the vintage-white addiction...bought a beach condo in the fall and am loving decorating it in white vintage.
    Your latest follower- Annette

  9. One (wo)man's trash is another (wo)man's treasure!!!

    I'm with you - and I would have been SO excited to be able to pull something that wonderful OUT of the trash!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by ~ be sure and come back to leave a comment on the CSN giveaway page for the drawing next week!!

  10. Looks great and sounds like an awesome time with family.
    Sounds like a peaceful life.
    Blessings and thanks for stopping by my blog,

  11. Debbie, don't worry you are not ALONE in your love for white! I too have a family that thinks my whites are extreme and do not understand. Why do I have plates on my living room wall, we eat in the kitchen they want to know. I THINK but do not ask, why do YOU have dolphins on your walls. mmmmm, to each their own is right. Keep up with the white, there are many who love it. I happen to like the addition of the windows, chippy and all!

  12. You can never have too much white! No matter what anyone says! More...more...MORE!!!!! :)

  13. What a great place! And I love the hollyhocks, too.
    Nice, very nice.

  14. I love your windows-what a creative idea.
    I enjoyed visiting-
    I linked to the same party- stop by if you have time,

  15. I love the old chippy window thingies!