When we first viewed the house I didn’t pay that much attention to the small window in the back of the dingy room (which will become the studio) in the back of the house. It was behind an old curtain and the room had so much issues to look at it just didn’t stand out that much. I don’t even have a picture of the window without the curtains in front of it…
Back to basics
Once we started tearing this room down to the bare brick I couldn’t help but think it could be a cute (yet impractical) window.
Then one day the light just hit the room in a beautiful way and I took this shot:
Look at the soft light and the rustic feel this half moon window provides!
Work in progress
So you might imagine my surprise when the carpenter put insulation right in front of it to close the window off…
What?! It is so nice, why would anyone think to close it?
A call was made and the window shape was cut out again.
But I must say… without the brick showing I had a hard time imagining how it would look once it was finished. Would it be as nice again?
It was not until the final layers of stucco were applied that I started to love this window again.
This is what the window looks like now:
My favorite picture of the window is this one:
I can totally see myself sitting behind a desk, looking out this window and having either a mini-cactus or a jar of paintbrushes on the window sill.
But we do have some things to do to it still. The plaster needs to be prepped and painted and I do have to look into the frame of the window to see it this needs any maintenance.
I like the rusty look, but I can’t imagine this to be good for the long run. However I don’t want to make it too polished either. We’ll see once we are ready for finishing touches.