Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday's Window

Well here it is.  It's not perfect probably needs some paint and maybe some trim.  But I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.  I'll have to get that handsome carpenter guy I live with to help me out with that.  hehe.  He loves when I come up with new projects for him to do.  NOT!  When we were getting the hinges I was eye balling some old doors I want to use for another project.  He was quite as excited as I was. 
It is four six paned windows on the bottom hinged together by old door hinges. 

the top is two four paned windows hinged up so they meet at the center a form a peak.  I tried to clean them but apparently they still need a good wiping. 

Don't you just love hydrangeas?  I have finally got some to bloom this year.  They grow beatifully all over Tallahassee but just not where we live.  As you can see from the picture above we have very sandy soil, the rest of Tallahassee has that beautiful red clay that holds lots of nutrients. 

This poor little plant bllow has a sweet story.  I planted two hydrangeas some years ago and each year I get a few leaves and nothing else.  This past year we had a lot of frost and I thought I lost them for good this time.  One came back just fine (still no blossoms though) and the other was just sticks.  I dug it up and thought it was going to be hopeless, but I noticed a little bit of green on one of those sticks, I thought there must be life left in this poor thing after all.  I stuck it in an old pot I had sitting around and put some dirt in it, gave it some water and within a week leaves started to sprout.  I will have to admit the blossoms are from a new plant I bought this year.  I cut a couple off the other plant and stuck them in this one for photo purposes. 

I can't wait to put that coat of paint on it and bring it in the house.  I have a perfect spot for it, right next to my computer so I can admire it every time I'm talking with my blog friends. 

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Theresa Rhodus said...

This is awesome! I've GOT to remember it!

Anonymous said...

Well you used up quite a few windows on this project and it turned out to be fabulous. What an exciting focal point in your yard. Thank you for linking this unique "bragable" to the Boardwalk Bragfest.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I so love this, and have wanted to make one myself!
But alas, no time to do it all!


barbara jean

Kristi Flanagan said...

I love this - I've been saving up windows to make one myself!

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Amanda said...

Love how you repurposed this! Great job! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog -- your comments cracked me up! :)

Have a wonderful day!!

Donene said...

I love your window green house it looks awesome what a great use for the windows! Thanks for your comments!