Handsom Transom

Swoon…. I just love a transom window.  My husband, J.C., took me to this old house once and I commented on the beautiful transom windows.  He didn’t even have a clue what I was talking about when I said “transom window.”  I had to explain what it was.  Do you know what a transom window looks like?  Here a few of my favorites:

And this WHOLE ROOM practically makes me drool.  I love everything about it.  Seriously, I wouldn’t change one thing… And the transom windows on each side of the fireplace take it over the top:

Some are plain and then there are decorative ones like this:

I really prefer the plain ones.  Plus, if we were going to have to purchase the windows, they are probably a little more reasonable in the pricing department.  In our old house, we had the original single pane wooden windows replaced; however, I saved all of the windows hoping to use some of them one day.  I have a few project ideas rolling around in my little head on how I might use some of them and wanted to share one of those ideas with you guys (and gals) today.

If you are just now entering the picture, you might not know that we turned two bedrooms into one, creating a very large master bedroom for J.C. and me.  We are very excited about getting that room going and only have a few ideas.  Just click here to see what we’ve come up with so far.

You’ll notice in these pictures that the section of the room near our future master closet is narrower than the other part of the room.



Of course, the room doesn’t look quite like that at the moment but you get the picture.  Right?!  More than likely, our bed will sit right where that other bed is sitting in the picture above.  I would like two nightstands, one on each side of the bed.  I’m not sure about a dresser yet because our closet will be pretty large.

On the smaller end of the room, I would like a little sitting area.  I told J.C. the other day what I had in mind and he thought it sounded like a JAM UP plan.  I might have said the words “t.v.” and “comfy seating.”  That’s all it takes and he is on board 🙂

I’ve been thinking it would be nice to make the two spaces cohesive, but a little separate as well.  Then, out of left field, it just hit me.  Why not use some of those old windows (which are tall and thin) and create a transom window between the two spaces?  It would be so gorgeous AND it would allow us to use something from our old home in our new-to-us house.  I think it’s such a great idea.  Now I have to make sure that we have enough windows to stretch from one wall to the other.  They will need a good bit of work (sanding, painting or staining, etc.), but I think it will be so special and worth it in the end.

Can you picture it?  What do you think about that idea?  I really hope that we can bring this little idea to life.  I’ll keep you guys updated on how my little idea pans out.



One thought on “Handsom Transom

  1. I never knew what these windows were called! But I love them! I would definitely use them in my house! Maybe to give a visual divider between living areas to keep everything open but divided, if you know what I mean. But I don’t know if I could use them in bedrooms or bathrooms! 🙂 I’m a private person!

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