Sunday, August 3, 2014

Interior Window in Kitchen & Dining Room Wall

I installed this awesome window between the old pass thru which existed between the kitchen and dining room.  I found this window on close out for $50 at a local home improvement store.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I knew that I could not pass up such a sweet deal!  Here are updated pictures of my ALMOST finished kitchen - cannot wait for it to be complete!

The old pass thru  - just sort of an oddity and it became a place to hand stemware glasses.

These are pictures of the original large pass thru.  It was nice and functional but it was always sort of a strange design choice.

Little did I know that if - on a whim - I held the circle window up that it would fit and could fit perfectly.  I was excited about how it could look!

Years ago, before the internet, before Pinterest,  I used to clip pictures from magazines and catalogs which were intriguing to me with regards to home interiors.  Some I have had since I was a teenager and I still love them after all these years.  I recently came across this picture which, interestingly, I also found on the internet.  It was the interior window placed between a dining room and kitchen for interest and light.  After all these years, this design vision is becoming a reality in MY house!  Pretty cool.

So using some very bright neon poster board for a template - LOL - I measured it out, cut some drywall and two by fours and secured the window in place.

 This is how it looks from the dining room side - it adds a beautiful contrast to the deep navy wall.  It still needs to be spackled and sanded but one room at a time.  :-)

Almost ready to be installed - can't wait to see how it looks!  Fingers crossed that it would fit!  It did!

It was quite tricky cutting the ledger stone to fit around it.  I simply took my time and did it right.

Starting to be able to envision the final product - it was going to look better than I hoped it would.

And the final product - I absolutely love it!  It still allows light to pass thru but adds a touch of elegance to the pass thru.  I'm so glad I hung onto that picture from a magazine all those years.  :-)

Linked to the following party:

Met Monday


  1. Hi there! I've been stalking your kitchen countertop makeover, and I'm still hesitating doing my own. Your kitchen is beautiful and is an inspiration to me. Keep being awesome! :)

  2. Hi Jessie! Thanks for stopping by! You are too sweet - don't hesitate - you'll love it! ;-)

  3. Brilliant! It's wonderful to see something you've envisioned your whole life come to life in your home. Love your blog - thanks for the inspiration!

  4. OH your kitchen is so lovely. I wish I had run across this site before I tackled my kitchen. Your ideas are
    so refreshing and elegant. I am in love with that round window. You are a very talented lady.

  5. This looks amazing! I also loved your DIY "granite" countertops post from 2011; that's how I found your site!

  6. Love your ideas! What is the paint color you used in your kitchen? I love it!

  7. This looks amazing, what did you use for the stone backsplash? Is it airstone at Lowes or something different?

  8. The stone is real stone called Beachwalk ledger stone. But I have heard great things about the airstone as well. You can find the ledger stone in most home improvement centers.