Sunday, March 2, 2008

i totally forgot!

i miss my old windows...

so a couple of weeks ago we got our windows replaced. i was pretty bummed about it cause we had the original windows still and they just don't make them that way anymore(1921). the classic window that really complements the house.... but we had some windows that had cracks in them and the older windows just let in the cold. and i was pretty cold. the pros about the new windows, the heat bill will be tons lower and with the life time warranty it gives us another plus when we sell the house. so i'm not going to complain. i really do love my new windows (they're still clean, and they open not painted shut!) we did our windows through american extiriors. they saw our house and wanted to use it for advertising while giving us a very nice discount. once again, can't complain... and they were done in half a day. when i drove up to the house after work, kasey was standing at the door with a frump look on his face. i thought that it was because he didn't like them, but no... it was for all the work that he is going to have to do on the house... again... particularly all the molding that we had to rip off the night before and will have to replace again!

but my question is, well i didn't let them take the old windows, too attached. i have a few ideas of what i want to do with them but i have like 20 of them. any ideas? i know that i'm going to end up doing stuff with all of them and then selling them, but i want to keep some of them. we went in to a really neat store up here by the house called the silver star and the owner buys them and does unique antique things with them. she had a bunch on display... shelves, tables, frames... i want to do something with stain glass in one of the smaller ones, and put backing on one after placing pressed wild flowers and stuff like that... but i need more ideas... perhaps better ones. dunno.

14 comments:

Denae said...

I used to work at a place that would take dryed flowers & arrange them behind the windows. That was pretty cute.
So I keep forgetting you live in UT!! I guess Sugarhouse just doesn't seem like it's there. Can I see you when we come in April??? I want to meet your family!

Molly Malia said...

yay! i would totally love that!

Aubrey Jane said...

I saw one once where the glass had been replaced with mirrors. It was hung over a couch, but would also look good in an entry way. It looked really good. I love old windows and doors.

Mark said...

My mom had an old window from a house that she remodeled and she just hung the old window on the wall and didn't do anything to it. It looked pretty cool!
Thanks for checking with your parents for us! We'll cross our fingers! :)

Traci said...

ps that was Traci not Mark

Smiths said...

I saw an older window like that with some mini paintings right on each of the panes (however you spell that) of glass. I liked it a lot and she sells them at farmers markets and other fairs. My sis. made a cork message board out of one by taking out the glass and stuffing cork covered in nice material. Million and six possibilities.

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

You can order vinyl from Sarah to put in the panes, or I have one that I just cleaned up and hung a vine wreath in the middle of it with a ribbon. You can do a million things with those, so don't get rid of any of them! Unless you want to give them to me, of course! :)

Jude Sells said...

HEy Molly,

This id Jude Sells and I stubbled over your blogspot. Nice to get updated through blogging. Our class reunion is coming up, are you going? My family and I live in Cedar now but we may be moving to SLC soon (depends if we get accepted to U of U). anyway, our blogspot address is sellsohana.blogspot.com if you want to see what we are up to. See ya later--Jude

Mickell Evans Gehret said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mickell Evans Gehret said...

I don't have any brilliant ideas but I would like to see the finished result! Ohhh I know. You should put my picture in the windows!hehe

Chuck Made Us Famous said...

I have reused a window pane like that before and blown up some family photos in sephia and put them in each of the window panes and hung the window up horizontal about my couch for a collage of pictures. I really liked the way it looked, so that is what i would probably suggest.

Beachcomber said...

Molly! We love, love your blog- very cute and clever. Thanks for the comment...I agree- kids just need a dog (: watching Ruby and Atticus love the dog is more than half the fun. Great house you guys have! Jordan is just adorable and I love all her featured quotes. Aloha- Patria and Mark

JulieAbundo said...

Molly Malia! I thought that I would quit being a stalker and say hi. It's so good to "see" you again.

Jude Sells said...

Hey Molly, just Jude again. Hey I totally agree that winter brings depression. I also agree that Utah is far from the ordinary of Laie. Hopefully we will all find a way to get back home and enjoy the beach and the sun. Hopefully, it will be soon for me as I miss going diving. A hui hou