After I sketched my idea of an addition(this isn't it), we took it to a local draftsperson to make the measurements work.
This is what we ended up with.
The original house is on the left, new on the right.
My husband came up with the idea of the striped valance. The corbels are replicas of some we saw at a train station in England.
On the inside, the bay window houses a game table and window seat.
I still need to make an appropriate skirt, or have doors made to hide the board games under the window seat.
The petite wingbacks are lightweight.
I'm still working on my collection of berry bowls.I brought home the small antlers after I found them hiding under a table at an antique store. The little, round pictures came from the same shop.
The center of the game table flips;one side is chess/checkers, the other is backgammon.
I keep a tulip vase on the table.
My husband found the antique light on ebay and rewired it.
He added the beeswax covers.They're great, but they actually melt and so do the shades.
We ordered a pair of inexpensive swing arm lamps and shades.
We had bookcases installed on both sides of the window seat.
I haven't had a moment of regret about the bay window. The only drawback to the window seat is my pets' adoration of it. My recently deceased poodle sat in the window from morning until night and barked at the smallest movement. Many a pillow met its demise while Pippin sat as sentinel. The brunt of her anger was always taken out on cotton corners and tasseled trims. Now, my two docile dogs spend their days with noses pressed against the window in anticipation of a cat, or a tourist. I'm still waiting to sit in the window seat and gaze out the window dreamily. Alas, motherhood is not conducive to laziness.
*Thank you to Tammy at Beatrice Banks for featuring Brambly on the "B List".
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