I’m loving Instagram’s new “Story” feature, are you? It’s a fun way to share multiple photos and videos throughout a 24 hour period, so that they appear together in a slideshow format.
I’ve noticed that the folks that post Stories the most are also the people I connect with the most on Instagram because their faces are up at the top of my Instagram feed every time I log on.
(Not my hands or phone…just a giphy I found online.)
Their Stories are entertaining, informative and/or inspiring to watch, and it usually reminds me to check their feed to see if they’ve posted any new photos, too.
One friend that I love following along with over there is Traci, who blogs over at Beneath My Heart. Traci and I have been best buds for years, and I love that she’s always sharing great video Stories because it makes me feel like I get to “see” her every day. 🙂
The other day, she posted this photo in her Story, and invited followers to help her figure out what to do with this old window opening in her kitchen:
She said that they’re planning to completely renovate this kitchen in the future, so she doesn’t want to spend a ton of money doing anything permanent. She just wants to do something easy and pretty until they tear everything out in a couple/few years. She threw out a few ideas in her Story, and I couldn’t resist putting them together in Photoshop so she could see what they might look like. (Keep in mind, they *just* added the wood planks to the other side of the wall that you see there, and it’s a wall they don’t want a window on.)
Idea #1: Cover the opening with a chalkboard.
Idea #2: Cover the opening with a chalkboard and wreath.
Idea #3: Cover the opening with a mirror.
Idea #4: Cover the opening with shutters.
(I borrowed shutters from a photo on Vintage News Junkie‘s blog!)
Idea #5: Cover the opening with planks of wood.
Do you have a favorite solution out of the five that Traci is pondering? Cast your vote below if you feel like weighing in!
Do you have a *different* idea for Traci? She’s all ears if you feel like leaving a comment below!
Happy week, friends!
I would go with mirror…. but think about bouncing light instead of seeing yourself. Consider window with divided panes. Also I would like to see a distressed mirror as LittleGreennotebook.com details. I’ve done it and it works like a charm… involves special spray paint, chunk of window glass, water, and vinegar. It changed my glass panels in a antique store cabinet to antique-looking mirror panels!
The shutters…..and put a light behind it so that it appears that the window is still there. I also like the idea of white shelves with the planks behind them.
I love planks ANYWHERE!! Easy to decorate for any season. Like the chalkboards too but afraid water splashing up from sink would leave spots.
I can’t pick just one Layla!! I love so many. Love the chalkboard with wreath, mirror, and shutters the best. You are GOOD!
Love the plank idea! How about adding some type of rail across to hold platters or cutting boards?
I think the shutters give the look of a window being there, think I would go that way. Definitely painted white.
In one of our homes, I didn’t have a window above my sink. One day my daughter brought home a piece of artwork with an apple tree made out of pieces of paper to mimick a mosaic. I hung it above my sink so I’d have something to look (out) at.
My favorite choice is the shutters. Planks are being overdone. But another inexpensive idea would be to create a faux stained glass window with products from PLAID. I’ve used it and it is easy and really does look good!
Had to chuckle because we’re putting up planks as I type. 😉 (And I don’t think they’ll ever be “overdone” because they’re a historical wall covering material when it comes to architecture and design.) I love your stained glass idea though! What a creative way to inject some personality into your home!
Layla,I would plank the entire wall.quick,inexpensive and since I follow Traci,I believes this idea would fit her decor.