Rather cunningly styled, I think you'll agree, with some washing up sponges and a pile of freshly washed dishes. It just goes to illustrate how much enjoyment I can now get from washing up whilst gazing out of my pretend cottage window.
I'll remind you of the before...
The frame I made outside the recess was painted and looks a lot better, although it would show up more if I had a colour on the wall.
I made a window frame type thing with thin wooden moulding for the inside of the recess. I found this tutorial on youtube very helpful. I had it bookmarked as I planned to make new garage windows with it but it came in really handy for this project aswell. I didn't use one of those nail guns. They scare me. And my timber was much thinner than his.
If you do want to try this at home kids, here's what you DON'T want to do. My first
|Don't even think about it.|
The frame had no rigidity and a butt joint is a far better option (as per the video)
I printed out a photo of my window and drew all over it to make sure my spacing looked right.
Once the frame was built and painted I set to work on the curtain. I'll remind you of my inspiration...
I set about chopping up a holey vintage lace tablecloth, made a channel at the top and held it up with one of those extending springy poles.
I like the way the lace curtain hides the ugly opener.
Now in this picture the frame is just propped against the window so I still need to secure it somehow in a way that makes it easily removable for cleaning. I'm thinking velcro. And I still need to tile under the sink. I have a vast array of tiles to choose from as I'm always picking boxes up at the boot sale for a few quid in hopes that they might actually fit somewhere.
But so far, so good I think. I can't wait to finish the job and stage it all properly for a big reveal.
|I am shameless.|