Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Window

I'm back! The past couple of days have been a little crazy here. We were supposed to be hit with a major windstorm, but it just sort of passed us! I have to admit, I'm always a little disappointed when big storms are predicted and then they end up being nothing. Well, the winds weren't nothing, they just weren't what they were supposed to be. It was a little anti-climatic. They even cancelled school yesterday and then it ended up being rather nice and the even sun made an appearance!

In the past couple of days I've also had some good opportunities to get some knitting done and I just finished a baby sweater for a friend. All I have to do now is add some little brown buttons! Once I've got those sewn on, I'll post a picture here for you to see!

So the other day when I went to the antique store and found my crate, I also found an old window. The owner gave it to me for three dollars! Along with vintage crates, I've also been keeping a lookout for an old window, so I was so happy when I found this one! And for three dollars!

When I bought it, it was actually painted a dark purple on one side and a bright yellow on the other. Not exactly the look I was going for. So, I got out my paint and mixed a few colours together until I achieved a light grey-blue! I painted one side this colour and the other I painted a green. The same green as my chalkboard, which is 'Saguero' by Martha Stewart. This way, if I feel like changing it up a bit, I can simply flip it around to show the green side! Once my window was all painted and I said goodbye the purple and yellow, I found a lovely spot for it above my couch.

I like having the wreath hanging from the window. Before it just sat on the shelf...

And now it hangs happily from my window! 

In other news, I got my new fabric in the mail and I've already got to work sewing some new cushions! I just love it and I can't wait to show you!

I'm linking this up to Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage!


  1. Wow! $3 for that! You got the deal of a lifetime!Love the color you picked for it!

  2. Hi, I'm coming over from Brenda's welcome Wagon and love how you did the shelf. $3 was a great buy for that window and it does finish it off. Very pretty.

  3. Window is amazing Jaimer!

  4. It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the sewing.

  5. Oooooh, it's GORGEOUS!! What a bargain. I love it that you mixed your own paint. Go you!!


  6. Coming over from Brenda's Welcome Wagon. Nice window. Great idea to paint it different colors on each side. I love your blog header and design!

  7. Love what you've done with the window. I've been hunting for one for awhile, and shutters, it's only a matter of time. It looks beautiful,

    Lisa x

  8. Hi Jaimie! I wanted to stop by and say thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. I really enjoyed my visit at yours! You are so very can knit,quilt, and decorate! I love your window and the vignette that you created! I look forward to seeing more!

  9. Just found you from Brenda's Welcome Wagon. Beautiful window ~ love your blog. I'm going to follow along ;-) See you again soon ~

  10. I have a friend who lives in Alberta (I am in NY US), and we talk nearly every day. She tells me all about her weather...

    I Love you blog...I am now a new follower.

  11. Hi Jaimie coming over from Brenda's!
    I live on Vancouver Island as well. I am a new comer as of last year from Niagara Falls!
    I haven't made it to Comox yet maybe this summer!
    Your blog is lovely ...I'm a new follower!
    Pamela :)

  12. I love your old window! It makes such a difference in your vignette... beautiful! What a great find for $3!
    Have a great Sun day! :)
    ~ Jo

  13. Oh it adds just the right height and character to the shelf! I love that vignette and now it's even better with the window!
    PS- I've been a comment slacker and am trying to catch up, so sorry for the bombardment of comments : )

  14. love your blog!! new follower here!!!


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