When I decided to paint our house this past fall and try to achieve a more Colonial look, I started looking around and realized that the lights and ceiling fans did not fit in with my new decorating style. I started looking online at some of the lights people had and then tried to find those lights to buy. To my dismay, I realized that they were quite expensive. Then a catalog arrived at my door from Country Store of Geneva. I started looking through the catalog and found some lights that I liked. They were not cheap, but they were more in my budget than some of the others.
The first light I picked was the sturbridge light. I chose the antique tin finish. It gives off a lot of light and has an extra light in the cone. I chose to hang this light in the keeping room, master bedroom, kid's bedroom, music room, and the sun room. I really like it!
The next light I chose was the saddle light. I again chose the antique tin finish. I hung this light in the halls and laundry room.
I chose to hang these lights called witches' hats in the master bathroom. They are the antique tin finish as well.
The next issue I had were our windows. The windows we had before were the white vinyl windows with the grids inside. I liked them and thought they looked great. However, soon after we moved into our house. We started noticing that the windows were getting foggy. Then we started noticing that something that looked liked mold was growing between the panes. It started out on one window and quickly spread to 13 of the 15 windows. We looked all over the windows to find a manufacturer and couldn't find anything. The windows were only about five years old. We contacted the previous owners and they had no record of where the windows came from or who made them. We contacted the builder and again hit a dead end. This went on for over a year. In the meantime, the windows got increasingly worse. Final we decided we would replace them.
By this time I knew that I wanted to paint our house with the Colonial colors so I chose windows that were vinyl on the outside and wood on the inside. I also wanted the windows to have grids on the outside of the panes. I did not want the grids to be removable. This made painting more difficult, but I love the way they turned out.
As I type this post, my mom is making curtains for all the windows. You will have to check back to see how they turn out.
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