Great Idea for Blake's arched Window! Cut a semi-circle from a large piece of recycled cardboard to the size of the window, cover it in fabric (stripe to the interior and white to the exterior) and fit it into the window. Then make a typical roman blind for the square portion of the window.
Tip from authors: Attach the map to some foam core that has been trimmed to the window pane. Then use glazing points or nails to secure the foam core map into the window. It doesn’t damage the integrity of the window in the event you want to change it.
If you travel to Wales, you must budget time into your itinerary for exploring some of the many ruined castles that dot the Welsh countryside particularly Castell Carreg Cennen,(“castle on the rock above the Cennen”, in Welsh) , a spectacular Welsh castle located within Brecon Beacons National Park,Wales. This 12th century stronghold of Rhys ap Gruffyddis dramatically located atop limestone cliffs overlooking the surrounding Welsh countryside, with spectacular views in all directions.
17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of the Space in Your House
Here's a little designer secret: The hands-down easiest way to make ceilings look higher is to place a drapery rod really close to the ceiling—roughly 2 inches below the crown molding will do the trick. While you're at it, be sure to extend the rod at least 4 inches on either side of the window so that the window appears wider—and allows in more light. - CountryLiving.com
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