This is our Master Bathroom. I’ll give many more details about this entire room in a later posting, but for now, let’s focus on this interior window we installed. In this picture you can see the one and only exterior window on the left, so to let natural light into my husband’s vanity area, and also to add character to the room, I found and had installed this leaded glass window.
I didn’t do a thing to this window after it came from an Ebay auction where I purchased it, besides cleaning it. (by the way, I have found Ebay auctions one of the best sources for old windows) I, for sure, wanted to keep the old finish that was on the frame because to me, that is part of the confirmation of the age and previous use of this antique window.
The wall that this interior window is in was added in the bathroom during the remodeling of this room. I had the window on hand when it was time to ‘stud’ out the wall, so framing for this window was a snap.
When it came time to trim out the window, my carpenter suggested that we not put up just a single piece of trim on the right of the window, which would have been much easier, but he knew that to have that little strip of blue and tan wall between the window trim and outside corner trim would make all the difference. And boy was he right, it really sets off the window. But painting that little strip of blue and tan was really hard, I used a Q-tip, and a couple different artist’s brushes.
This is the view from the vanity side. Since this side isn’t as visible, we did install just a single piece of trim all the way to the corner trim, so you can see what a difference the other way makes.
It’s a super overcast day, so not a lot of light is streaming through, but you still can see how beautiful the textured glass is. You can also see that this side of the window, previously on the inside of the house it was installed in, is painted a different color that of the other side, and even has half the latch still attached, I love that kind of verification showing this is a piece with a previous life.
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