Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Windmill, The Finale

One person got it right!
Tracie from Tale of Many Cities!
Send me your address, Tracie, and I'll send you a little something.
Tracie guessed the family room, and that's where it is.
On top of my lockers.
I LOVE it there!
I had this on top of them before.
 I liked it. 
But sometimes I just want a change.
And this is a change!
Since I moved some things from our mantle to put with the windmill, I'll have to re-do the mantle. Which always leads to more tweaking in other areas.
I might never finish.
I'm OK with that.

While I have you here, scroll up one picture.
Curtains, or no curtains on the windows? We don't need them for privacy, so I've never put any up. Plus I like all the light coming in. But looking at the picture, the windows look a little bare. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!






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37 comments:

Suveliina said...

Hey Suzanne! You are so quick with your posting and I don't have enough time to keep up with you LOL. Love the windmill. Looks perfect! Hmm about windows...I like them bare. I don't think it need any curtains. Light is good. Pretty pics!!

Hugs
Suvi

A Vintage Vine said...

A windmill!!! Love it, it adds an industrial chic look to your room!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

LOVE it up there!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, that is so perfect! You definitely had a vision. Great job! As for the windows, maybe something light and breezy! And seriously, I hope you never finish. It's just too much fun to tweak!

tale of many cities said...

YEA! and omg girlie.. it looks AMAZING on the lockers!!! so happy for your bargain and family room addition! :)

as far as the curtains, i'm torn. i love the open look, since you don't need the privacy. however, i could totally see you incorporating the current BURLAP trend on those windows!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ooh, very cool on the lockers!! Of course the lockers AND the windmill have a coolness factor of their own.

When I was looking at you photo with the windows (before I read your comment about the curtains) I thought, "hm, she has no curtains". Looking at the pic again I think it looks bight and airy without them. If anything, maybe something gauzy or see-thru-ish to keep the airy feeling.

Roseanna said...

Love the windmill up on top of the lockers. I didn't know it was this small.
Yesterday, I was thinking it was at least 8 ft tall! I don't think curtains, but maybe very sheer soft shades.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh, read your post yesterday on my phone and forgot to come back to comment. Love it up there. Looks just perfect. You have some great molding so try not to hide it. Like the light and breezy idea.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I Love it. I found one over the weekend at an antique mall and almost bought it. It was $85 and I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I would love one for my family room! I just love it nestled on top of those awesome lockers.

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

It looks great up there! I love it.
As for the curtains...I agree with the light and breezy ideas. Or nothing. It really doesn't look bad without curtains:)

Ido said...

Looks fantastic!

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I also agree with something light, flow-y and breezy on the windows. I love the look of something sheer that lets a lot of light in but ends up giving a room a much more finished look.

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

What a Cool Piece. I love the height and drama it brings to your room. I still can't get over those lockers. I want them! Before you run out and buy curtians, what I always do is find an old sheet or fabric, thumb tac it up, step back and see what you think.

poindextr said...

wow - the windmill adds a lot to the feel of your room without being overwhelming. Really good job on this!

Angela said...

That is the perfect place for it. I wouldn't put any curtains up that blocked the light...maybe bamboo blinds drawn all the way up, or a burlap ruffle at the top...your style is fabulous!

Marilyn said...

Love it!! great idea. About the curtains.....I like it without but agree with everyone else...light, airy. Maybe just a valance.

Amber said...

I love it there! It's perfect with the peak of your ceiling above it. Adds just the right height I think. Your curtains - definitely light and linen-y....maybe a light shear panel curtain or dropcloth curtain. And I would say one panel on the outside part of the each window maybe (?)and no panel on the inside (closest to your lockers).

And I missed your last post. Poor Milo. haha that tripod comment had me laughing. He's so cute!

Amber

Amber said...

hmm, didn't notice your mantel next to the window. now i'm not sure what i would do. if you do do curtains, definitely something very light & airy like everyone else has said.

AntiqueChase said...

I'm not big on curtains if you don't need them... maybe I would think about roman shades in a dropcloth color... love the windmill!!

Magpie Shinies said...

Maybe a cafe curtain?

That is an awesome windmill!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome there! i love the touch it brings to the family room!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

So cool! Congrats Tracy :)

I think the ability to have no curtains is lovely...all that fresh bright light :) But.....it does look kinda bare. You need a spot of color on the sides of all that white.
What about some burlap drapes that are pulled to the side (to let the light in) and held back with something vintage, funky and cool?! Maybe an old faucet handle (those outdoor ones) or a crazy find....Im sure you have some of those!

Awesome as always my dear :)

XOX

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

that looks GREAT! your house is looking so cool... wish i could come over. ; )

{northern cottage} said...

a windmill is on my MUST GET list! Love yours love love love it!

Curtains - I'd say something soft and light to soften the edges and filter the light just a tad. YUM!

I'm seeing quite a pattern of us loving the SAME things. Sometimes, things you have and I covet!

Have a great week sweetie!

http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

gina3 said...

It looks great there! It fills up the space under the peak of the ceiling just right. I still think it would make a cool side table though (for the future). Curtains? I say no for spring and summer and yes for fall and winter. I like all of light coming in and it looks so bright, simple and carefree like spring and summer but some curtains could warm it up for fall and winter and make it feel cozy. So, figure out something that can be removed maybe. I' sure you could come up with the coolest "curtain rod" that would look good by itself in the warm months but could easily hold curtains in the cold months. There's a challenge for you!

Lori said...

Man, I am so jealous! And absolutely perfect inside. You will enjoy it so much more... now if it starts swirling around, do you believe in ghosts?

Robyn said...

OH I Love IT! I also have a petite windmill in galvanized steel too. I move it all around all the time! It's so pretty and FUNKY. It's one of my FAVORITE pieces, I KNOW you'll enjoy yours for years to come!

Sam said...

I love your windmill -- great find! Curtains? If not needed - then not needed. But, I love valances We live in the woods and don't need window coverings for privacy either. I've made a lot of them and you can be really creative in the design and fabric. My favorites are the ones I made from an old quilt - just made a 18" (36" around) tube and put it on a white wood decorative dowel with funky end pieces. It looks like a small wall hanging, quilt display.

Terry said...

Love the windmill in your space. I vote for soft, sheer flowing curtain panels hung high above the windows to add drama and softness.

Simply Bungalow said...

It looks great. I love it!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Love the windmill and the lockers! I am your newest follower!

Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes said...

Your windmill looks great on top of the lockers. I have been on the hunt for some lockers for my sons room and yours are absolutely fabulous! I missed out on some vintage wooden railroad lockers a little while ago and have been searching ever since. I like natural light and tend to go with no curtains when I can.

Sommer said...

Suzanne that windmill is a FABULOUS piece! I'd love to have one. Those lockers are amazing as well. I didn't have to look far to become your newest follower =) I'd also love to have you link this to my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-8.html

tales from an oc cottage said...

How adorable!!!

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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Perfectly gorgeous! I love the mix of windmill with the wooden pieces. Such a great piece. If you were to use drapes, something light and airy would be pretty. I'm now following.

C'est Magnifique said...

I love it Suzanne!! You're lucky you have that perfect spot for it, my ceilings aren't high enough :(

Tania

Carrie said...

So I'm not going to act like a crazy person even though I feel like one right now. I love your blog! I like the windmill and everything but I have a pit in my stomach over those lockers. I want them so bad! I have been looking for lockers for 2 years now and I want yours. So I started looking through your blog to find them and I love everything. Really I LoVE it all! I know I said I wouldn't act like a crazy person so I'm just going to stop now. I'm following you now. Come on over and see what I do at fineandhandy.blogspot.com

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