Saturday, January 26, 2008

Minor changes and updates...

new window film 2
Originally uploaded by southsideandy
Yesterday Gina and I went to Home Depot to look at and possibly buy new blinds for the nursery. The ones in there are a tan color that doesn't match and looks really horrible, actually, against the light green on the walls now.

We backed off on buying the blinds, and we've actually decided that we'll probably just switch the tan ones in the nursery with the white ones in our master bedroom -- assuming they measure up right, as they are expected to do. We shall see.

While there, I checked out the Artscapes's a static cling window film made to look like stained glass. Our first floor bathroom faces pretty much a brick wall with a glass block bathroom window for "variety" next door. But the PO installed blinds for privacy. That's cool, except the blinds weren't a perfect vertical fit, and they were dark brown (which is nice, except they made the room very dark). There isn't much in the way of ambient light from the fixtures in there, so I wanted to brighten it up some.

I followed all the directions in the package, so we'll see if it sticks and for how long. I figured, for $20 or whatever it was exactly, it was worth a shot. And it definitely looks pretty and is easy to use. Plus, it goes with the Arts & Crafts motif -- this design, anyway. Furthermore, the bathroom is done in gold and beige, so this matches pretty much spot-on. It's better than plain clear frosted film, in my opinion.

You can also head on over to Flickr to see how the nursery's coming along and see a picture of the room with the furniture hanging out, waiting for baby. We've got one month and one day to the supposed due date, so it's just a waiting game now. :)

Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!


Jennifer said...

That's a neat solution! I can't wait to see how it holds up.

Sandy said...

I really like what you did with that window! What a great idea.

Margaret said...

The window film is neat--I've never seen anything like it. Good luck with the project!