Post # 1
We are moving into a house in a few weeks and we are getting all the rooms ready by painting them, fixing some flaws, etc. The house had an addition built a couple years ago, so in the office (which was once originally a bedroom), the owner’s didn’t drywall over the existing window. So this is what we’re left with. Please excuse the mess, I snapped this picture right after we were finished painting.
Now we are planning on eventually filling the hole with insulation and drywalling over it, but we are just renting the house as of now and we don’t want to put a lot of money into updating it until we decide to purchase it. But for the time being, what should I do with it to make it look not like an old window?!
Some ideas we’ve talked about are:
Making it into a built in shelving unit,
A picture frame,
Placing a large mirror over it to help the room feel bigger since it is an interior room with no natural light.
I’ve tried looking up inspiration pictures but I don’t know what to call this window-so I am getting no results.
Any ideas are welcome 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 2
Is it possible to take out the window and intall some in-wall storage?
Or something like this that can be used to display flowers or artwork?
Post # 3
BakerBee16: If you plan to remove it eventually, I’d probably just hang some artwork over it and call it a day! You can probably remove the frame pretty easily so that whatever you hang will sit flush on the wall.
OR THIS! I want to build one of these badly, but we already have a bar cart, so we don’t really need it: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/05/build-this-vintage-sign-inspired-liquor-cabinet.html
Post # 4
I would hang a giant mirror over it!
Post # 5
Where does the window lookout onto? What if you left it as an opening into the next room?
Post # 6
If you are planning on ultimately drywalling over i for now I would personally do something like this:<br /><br />https://www.etsy.com/listing/62591260/vintage-ornate-gold-frame-chalkboard<br /><br />If you can find a table low enough I would put a table underneath and put things on it like this:<br /><br />http://seakettle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/DSC_1381-680×1024.jpg<br /><br />I would buy some really ornate trim, swap it out for the plain stuff there now and paint it whatever colour you’d like. <br /><br />It’s an idea!
Post # 7
BakerBee16: Quick fix? Paint it white and either do a series of framed couple photos in it or one decent sized picture in the middle.
Post # 8
BakerBee16: Since it is the office, what if you just used some chalkboard paint and left the frame white? Then you could use it as a checklist, to-do list, or anything you’d like!
Post # 9
I would use some chalkboard paint and turn it into a nice chalkboard. That way if you don’t end up staying the landlord can’t charge you for majorly altering the wall.