Thursday, March 6, 2014

We Added A Whimsical Window!

A whimsical window? You may be wondering WHAT that means! When we bought our house, the bathroom had no window and that bothered me so.............I painted one.



I drew a straight line for the bottom and then made the arch and added the division for the window panes. All was done in light pencil. 

I decided that it would always be sunny with pretty white fluffy clouds "outside" this window.


I used the end of a round stencil sponge on a stick to make the clouds - using varying amounts of white paint - starting softly at first and then getting stronger in color. I put a tinge of yellow on the tops of the clouds to show it as a sunny day. 

 Butterflies and a flowering bush helped to add color. The nice thing about a whimsical window is that it isn't meant to be a perfect rendition of a real window. It is fun.

I painted this several years ago - not sure how many, but it has to be probably 10 or so....and I took these pictures last night, so you can tell it has lasted well - even in the bathroom, right over the shower and with all of the humidity from baths and showers from a lot of people.When we paint the walls of the bathroom, we just paint around the "window".

When I first painted this, we were all excited about it and any visitors were taken up to the bathroom to show them our "new" window. :)  Over the years, we have become used to it and don't show it off anymore, but it still gets many comments from people who see it.

Several of my children do not remember me painting this.....it just has always been there, in their minds, so they must have been too little when I did it to notice. They do enjoy it though...and we all do. It is fun to add a bit of whimsy to our homes.....and it can be done in so many ways. One thing I think I will do in the future when I paint whimsical pictures on the wall is to date it.....I would love to have it dated so I know for sure when I did it. I can search though old planning calendars and probably find the date, but that is a lot of extra work.  So, if you do some whimsy painting....you may want to be sure to date them.


Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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42 comments:

  1. So pretty! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/03/make-it-pretty-monday-week-91.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you........and thank you for the link up. :)

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  2. So very pretty! you are extremely talented. Love

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement. :)

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  3. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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  4. How fun and creative is this. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you... it was one of the silly ideas that worked. :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing this post at This~N~That Thursdays at Through the Dutch Door! It has been added to this week's featured list!!

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    1. Thank you for the feature and for visiting. :)

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  6. Wow, how creative! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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    1. Thank you... I was hoping it would turn out when I was doing it. :)

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  7. Beautiful! We too have a windowless bathroom, and I think I'll be painting one of these very soon! Thank you for stopping in at artsybuildinglady, and have a great day!

    Val

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    1. It is fun... and there have been a LOT of comments about that window even years later. :)

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  8. Gorgeous! It drew me from the linky party at Dedicated House and made the sun shine on a cloudy day here!

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    1. Thank you... I am so glad you dropped by. :)

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  9. So clever! And to think you never have to wash it!

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    1. Thank you... and you are right - nice to have a window that doesn't need washing. :)

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  10. Love it! And as an added bonus - no one can see in from the outside :) Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. Thank you... you're right... no one can see in... and no rain outside of that window. :)

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  11. This is darling! I love the pretty effect it gives your bathroom - lovely idea, my dear. Thank you bunches for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you... we sure have enjoyed it... and I have been pleased with how long it has lasted. :)

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  12. Very nice! I wish that I was artistic and could paint and draw like you do. I'm afraid that if I don't have a pattern, I can't do it. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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    1. Thank you. :) It shouldn't be too hard to find a pattern. Thank you for visiting.

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  13. What a wonderful idea and it looks absolutely fantastic. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... I'm glad you visited... and thank you for a great link up party. :)

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  14. How fun! What a great idea! We also have a room without a window and I think it high time it received a nice view too :)

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    1. It is fun... quite an attention-getter. :)

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  15. Such a lovely idea & very cute!
    Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party! I hope you head across again this week to link up :-)

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  16. Very creative! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

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    1. Thank you... looking forward to returning to the party. :)

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  17. What a CUTE idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you! It has been a fun addition to our home... and has been in place for at least 10-12 years now... and still looks good... When I paint the bathroom, I just paint around the "window". :)

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  19. Very cute! Such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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