The Cross House
As each room in the Cross House receives it restored stained-glass transom windows, I delight in making sure the room is lighted at night so the windows can be enjoyed by anybody driving or walking by.
One day, an elderly woman stopped by to say that, every time her granddaughter visits, she demands to be taken by the “big house” so she can look at all the pretty windows.
I loved hearing this.
So far, I have the triple windows on the second-floor north facade backlighted, and the windows in the octagon and long bedrooms. The dining room stained-glass was finished last year but I needed to somehow curtain the curved windows so people cannot see in at night. I mean, the focus should be on the pretty windows and not a room which looks like a bomb has gone off in it! However, with the room so very far from being ready for curtains, I just kept the room dark at night.
Then, last week, I had a thought: Just cover the curved windows with sheets.
Oh. A most excellent idea! Thus, I ordered flat sheets in a kinda gold color, which arrived today. All excited, I rushed to the house, stapled them to the inside frames of the curved dining room windows, stepped outside to see the effect, and liked it.
The flat windows have Venetian blinds.
Light comes through the sheets, so the windows still read as windows from inside.
After both windows were done, I screwed in two LED bulbs which will be on 24/7. I just wish I could see the effect at night!
Inspired as such, I came home and ordered more sheets so I can do the first-floor of the round tower. And with that done, I can also back-light the triple stained-glass windows in the stairhall niche, and the stained-glass panel over the front doors!!!!!!!!!!
All this is but a minor thing but I am THRILLED!