Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Window Wall

In my first post on this blog I mentioned that I would share a project I did putting holes in the wall. So, I’m following through with that. (btw, this is Natalie:)

I was always bugged by how dark our stairs were, and with all the doors closed upstairs, it was like walking UP into a dungeon. I’d love to have a window in the side of the house where the stairs are, but that’s a bit big and expensive.

I came up with this idea that if I created windows in the wall to the stairs, I could get some light up there! And it worked!

My photos aren’t too detailed, but I just basically found the studs in the wall, cut the drywall out on both sides, and then framed the studs with new drywall. This was part of a project where I was covering the orange-peel texture of the whole room anyway, so I had myself a huge mudding project.

The descending size is my favorite part. I’m totally pleased with the way it turned out.

Also, see that Walnut hand rail in the first photo? I bought a bundle of wood from a yard sale for $5 and in it was two huge pieces of oak hand rail. I cut them to length, bought new brackets to attach them, gave ‘em a stain, and put them up! The only hard part on that project, was using a hand saw to cut through that thick stuff!! It gave me a bloody nose!

If I had to relate this project to Scrappy stuff, I'd say, you can't be inspired without sunlight! Having light and airy rooms is very important!!! TFL.


April Driggers said...

Wow... aren't you due to host your own show on TLC or something now after a project like that?! :)

EsSeNsE~ViBeZ said...

is this your new scraproom?...i'm so jealous!

reamin blessed!

Nettie said...

Totally a great look what a find in the walls. It went from plain to a wall that now makes a statement!


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CKMommy said...

AWESOME! I love your ideas! Oh how I wish I could come up with ideas like this! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe what a huge difference those openings make. Looks fabulous! Jen N

Beth said...

WOW!! That is flippin' awesome!