Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Old Window Green House



Hi Everyone.

Remember I told you I got this great treasure pictured in the article below on my trip to Michigan.  The feature was about Vintage Goods Shop's grand opening and they had the green house in the picture for the article.

I have always wanted one of these green houses made from old windows and vintage pieces.  When I saw it in the Vintage Goods shop in Three Oaks Michigan I was smitten with it!




This is how it looked before Terry made a few adjustments to it after we got her home.  It was a beauty but I had some ideas to make it even more charming.

While I loved the old screens for the top it was a little too large for the space in front of the window.   I had a few vintage chippy pieces in my stash that I thought might give this top a little more character and downsize the top a wee bit.


 I had some old shutters.  So I asked Terry if he would try to make a top out of those that would be smaller to fit the green house.  I think I like the shutters just a little better than the screens.


Then I had some old frame pieces that gave the front a little more character.



So here she is all done up pretty for this space in front of my kitchen window looking out to the garden.  Love Terry and his tools to make this piece unique to my taste.

I love the old light gray and white windows she is made of.  Matches perfect in my kitchen.



I added this cute petite chandelier and a real plant of green ivy. 

Terry wired the chandelier so it can turn on at night. 

This is my first attempt at an indoor house plant.  I am good outside with the garden but inside not so much.  So I hope I can keep this ivy alive.  So far so good!

 Anita from Castles and Crowns had gifted me this cherub awhile back.  We added her to the front top of the green house.  She looks good in her new decor space.  Thank you sweet Anita.
Added some garden pieces to the bottom shelf.





I am having fun playing with different garden decor pieces to decorate inside this cute green house.  Thanks for coming by to see one of my treasures from my Michigan trip re loved into my tiny cottage home.

Have a great rest of the week.
We are working on the new kitchen island and hope to have that to show you soon.

Have a great week.
xoxo
Kris

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45 comments:

  1. Kris, You amaze me. I love the new touches that Terry put on this piece. Yes, it is better. I know you will be doing something with the screens you removed. LOL. I really love that tiny chandy. I am wishing you luck with your ivy. I am not much of a house plant gardener either. Oh I have tried. :):) I like the things you have placed in this little greenhouse. Adorable ! Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. That's lovely Kris! What a pretty addition :) xoxox

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  3. Oh my gosh Kris!Your greenhouse is the cutest and I adore your changes - definitely took it to perfection. Such a fun piece. I love that although it is a large statement piece, it also is so light and airy. Jane

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  4. That is so charming! I love the changes you two made.

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  5. Kris, this such a charmer. Changing out the screens was a good idea. The cherub is perfect finishing touch.

    I can't keep plants alive indoors either.

    Cindy

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  6. That looks great. I have a load of old windows that I wouldn't let the boys put out in the yard sale. Of course the thing is you need to send your husband my way. So nice that he does that for you.

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  7. How fun! Wish I had one for my house plants. That Terry can do anything.
    Brenda

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  8. Very cute...and with your touches, will fit right into your sweet cottage. Oh, the journey of making a 'house' a HOME!

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  9. So charming and sweet! You have such a good eye. -Jenn

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  10. OMG!!! Your little greenhouse is sooooo charming....I love it! Adding the shutters for the roof was the perfect touch. Good luck with your new house plant.
    ~Des

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  11. It is so darn cute. I would love to see it lit up at night.

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  12. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU and Terry are brilliant! KRIS???? This is perfect for that space! You can do anything with it, and as you have proven, you can even add a CHANDELIER! And Angélique the angel looks perfect there, looking down in your charming space. Well done, you two. Give that man a HIGH FIVE for me! I have to get a descent photo of my newly hung chandelier, but I'll shoot you a quick email to show you a phone photo of it. BRAVO!

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  13. You have your own little kitchen greenhouse! She is so pretty, Kris! You sure do have a knack for dreaming up little changes to a piece for Terry to carry out that make a huge impact. The added shutters are perfect and Anita's cherub was serendipity, and for there to be a little chandelier to light it at night, well that is going to be something to make you happy every time you look at it.

    I think you better get ready for copycat projects on this one, Kris!

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  14. WOW! You really have a talent for the perfect finds. Gorgeous!

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  15. Hi Kris, love love your little house and the changes you made to it. It has so much character. I know you will love changing it throughout the seasons. Beautiful job!
    xoxo Jo

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  16. you certainly made the project of the year! and I love the chandelier! If you don't have good luck with the ivy, you can never go wrong with philodendron

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  17. Brilliantly charming! Good job to the both of you ~

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous! What a great transformation. I love the addition of the shutters and frame.

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  19. BEE-U-TI-FUL, as usual. In my next life, I want to come back as you!

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  20. You have the cutest ideas, Kris! I would have never thought of putting that in front of a kitchen window, but it's charming! Hope you have better luck with the ivy than I do...if that doesn't work, look for Pothos - it's probably the easiest houseplant to keep happy!

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  21. Kris!!! I love this vintage window greenhouse. Love the shutters for the roof also, much better. I love how you styled it. My husband made me a vintage window greenhouse also but its outside. I never thought of putting it inside, now I am thinking I want to bring mine in :)
    have a great day Kris
    deezie

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  22. Kris - I love your top so much more. What a charming piece. It's totally you (and me).

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  23. I think I’m in love with Terry ;)

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  24. I agree with Doreen! sigh......... can you rent him out to all of us??? sigh...... your wish seems to be his command! The shutters with the neat scrolls, and the cherub look so much better. I never would have thought either, to put a greenhouse in the house! I bet it looks mah va lous at night! Who would have thunk to put a little sparkly chandelier in there?? YOU of course! Oh my.. it's really stunning.. and any kind of plants would look awesome in there. I don't have much luck with plants indoors either, but a coleus usually does well... it is different shades of greens and sometimes a little blush of pink in it. I think all of us are a little green (white?) with envy! Hugs... Marilyn

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  25. Oh my gosh I love it! Your changes made it that much better. The chandy is a super idea, cause any bling is fine with me:) And don't worry, I'm sure your ivy will turn out great! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm -- pinned! xo Kathleen

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  26. Now that'a an indoor greenhouse with a lot of charm! Love the chandy idea, especially that it's functional. It's like it was meant for that window, the perfect fit.

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  27. Your indoor green house looks great! I love how you and Terry worked on this together. The shelves look so pretty.
    Have a nice weekend
    Julie

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  28. So cool to begin with, but your changes just put it over the top!! And I love how you filled it, just perfect items......how great that you have a light as well. I would think your plant should do very well since it will get so much light. Thank you for sharing your inspirations with all of us! Linda

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  29. I love the changes you made. It fits your style more and it's a bit more refined. Beautiful! Good luck with that plant. Right there with you, not much luck with greenery indoors...poor little things. I have faith though, especially since it has Anita's cherub looking after it! xoxo

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  30. Absolutely charming! The shutters were the perfect choice!

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  31. i agree with everybody it is fabulous! glad you liked it enough to add your special touch!

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  32. I love the new greenhouse. So pretty! Good luck with the ivy... it's a tough one for me to keep alive. I don't know why it's so finicky.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. Sometimes I really do hate you--that you have Terry that can do "all that stuff" while I am stuck with a man that was raised in a DIY lumberyard and can't even drill a straight hole into something. LOL

    That piece is FANTASTIC. It was good before but you made it even more wonderful. Knowing how you change things around and move them I am hoping that you don't give it away before I get a chance to see it in person sometime in the not-too-distant future. LOL Love ya-xo Diana

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  34. Gorgeous! It's so YOU! Like, Diana...I am also without a husband that will help me make things. Lucky, lucky you. Your eye for style and his handiwork are a perfect match.

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  35. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love this piece! You made it so much more charming.

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  36. You took something pretty and made it BEAUTIFUL. It is quite special now, all dressed up!

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  37. I want one. :-) This is so lovely! You will be able to have SUMMER all year now. :-)
    This really is so amazing, just love it.

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  38. Oh my, I absolutely adore this! Lovely! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  39. Congrats, Kris! I'll be featuring you tomorrow at Vintage Charm Party #144!
    xo Kathleen

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  40. This is so cute! What a perfect piece for in front of your window! Love the changes you and Terry made to it! 💝

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