Sunday, 26 April 2009

Met Monday - bathroom window before and after

I finally have a project that I remembered to take before pictures for! And it just so happens to happen just in time for participating in Susan's Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. This is a cute little square window that is in our master bathroom. I've wanted to rip off that paper shade ever since we moved in, but KD convinced me that we do indeed need some sort of window covering, even though it is a second-floor window. After I finally took off the shade, I had to agree that he was right. See, now the window looks much cuter. And it has a nice deep window sill that I've been wanting to put plants on...but couldn't with the window covered up. So our solution was to cover the window with something called "artscape" that we found at Home Depot. We picked a rice paper pattern, and it was ridiculously easy to put on! I had to piece together a strip at the top because the sheet was too narrow, and even I can hardly tell. I plan to put up a valence eventually that will further hide the seam. Now we can let the light in and I get to decorate the window sill! And we still keep our privacy, to KD's relief. I'd like to get some old glass bottles, and more plants, but for now, I've just put KD's bonsai on the sill. It's a bit small, but I think it looks good with the rice paper pattern.
And just because, here is the basil I've been growing. I always have to start some seedlings in the spring, because the last frost date takes forever to get here. I don't usually have much success, but it's fun while it lasts!


  1. Great solution! I like the square shape of the window, too.

    ~ Sarah

  2. Great look! So I was wondering, can you see through this at all?

  3. Hi Jo! Thanks so much for the scoop on the window paper. I too need a solution for my bathroom window. Question: Can you still open the window with the paper on??? Silly question, I know, just don't tell your DH I asked that one!!LOL!!!

  4. What a beautiful solution for a bathroom window. It looks gorgeous. I love the plants and statue also. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

  5. I LOVE that window solution! I've been wanting to do something like that with the window on our kitchen door.

  6. Hi sweet Jo :)

    That's a great idea! I love the little bonsai on the window sill :)

    Congratulations on your soon to be born baby boy!! Happy Birthday to KD too!



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