i was not excited about new windows. i knew we needed them. i knew they would greatly improve the curb appeal of our house. but...it's not like buying...a sofa. or an art piece. i didn't get that fluttery anticipatory feeling in pit of my stomach.
a window is a window is a window.
i am IN. LOVE.
see more before and after pictures after the jump!
pella arrived on a bright, sunny morning and immediately got to work.
...meanwhile, we relaxed in the sunroom and watched tv.
they used tension rods to hold giant sheets of plastic around each window as they switched out the old for the new.
isn't that brilliant? i told fish we needed some long tension rods. he asked what we would use them for and i couldn't come up with anything. they SEEM like they'd be really useful though, don't they??
the view from outside after they removed the old windows from my office:
that guy is probably admiring the paint color...
here is the new GIANT picture window waiting to be installed...
...into the front room:
from the outside:
better windows seem to make even our paltry landscaping look better.
another huge change in the powder room:
goodbye frosted glass!!
please ignore the smudge-y mirror...
...aaand the master bedroom.
we were going for "abandoned house chic."
we ordered cordless top-down/bottom-up double cell shades for all the new windows...but we'll be living with blanket-drapes until they arrive.