I don’t know when this happened but I started to notice window panes. I can’t put my finger on when but I recall a conversation I had with my in-laws in Champaign, IL when we visited early for Christmas. They moved into a new build duplex and I inquired about their window panes, the window pane look is usually between the glass (it can be removable too).
Well, replacing all of our windows is not going to happen, if ever in our lifetime. I can’t even go into how messy of a job that would be with our brick and the age of our 1952 home. But I still wanted the window pane look, it was so cottage like and I also really wished we had the old 1952 windows, but since they are long gone, I did some research and found New Panes!
Actually, I discovered a blogger who posted about her experience with installing New Panes (the power of blogging!) and I reached out to see if they wanted to collaborate because I knew you would love this too!
I mean really how charming does our window look now? When I installed it my in-laws came home and instantly noticed and said, Wow what a difference! How funny they were visiting to see what I had originally discussed with them!
I’m glad I waited for them because my mother-in-law has excellent design and opinions and I thought I’d do the simple cross just 4 panes but she said to go for the 6, talking me down from the 9. If I had 9 I think it would’ve looked crazy like tic-tac-toe LOL. Anyway, it’s totally customizable for what YOU want!
After you measure your windows and enter in the calculator how many panes you want, it tell you what you need and you add it to cart. SO easy.
Then this arrives –
There are connectors, attachments and the long strips. Some easy math courtesy of some great instructions that come with it, you can put them together yourself in an afternoon. I recommend looking at night the alignment of the panes because of the dark contrast really helps visually.
I laid them out as so, haha! It worked out fine with me on the long console table behind our couch just cutting away.
They stick on inside, you don’t slide them through any window panes and they look great from outside. You can’t tell! I used knife blade clips and they slide right between the glass window and the black sealing! You can also add double stick tape – I did that for the corner connectors just to fasten them to the window.
It takes some patience but it’s totally an easy DIY, but again, patience! I promise it’s worth it.
Here are a couple before and afters
^^ I’m still trying to decide if I want to add more to the middle, what do you think? See below our main window in our living room. I won’t do the middle part as I like seeing through that but what a huge difference of cuteness!
We have the curb appeal on our to-do list but it’s at the end of the list. After the inside, backyard and then the outside we want to do quite a bit so it’s hard to slowly commit to any major landscaping stuff. And while my friends say it looks great, you know how you are as a homeowner. Maybe I need to get on one of those HGTV shows where they can come help. That would be amazing. ;)
I mean look how cute these windows look now!
The window panes even made it to the photo studio!
And it’s not just the view of the outside, the view from the inside is just as charming.
And that’s it! It was quite the work and the dedicated time to just do it but in the end I’m so glad it’s done! We did it, it looks so cute in and out – and now we need to do a few more thing inside before we get back to working on the outside. It’s difficult to get moving on the curb appeal outside when we want a few more constructional things done so the commitment is tough – and we have the outdoor space we want to enclose so that’s next! But these small things really make our place feel cottage-like and it makes my heart happy every time I look at our windows when I drive up. It’s the small things that can make a big difference! :)
What do you think of window panes? Do you have them or want to try them? Tell me in the comments if you prefer them or not, would love to know if you like my DIY project!
This post is in collaboration with New Panes Creations, no compensation was provided however product was given in exchange for an honest review. As always opinions and text are always my own, thanks for reading!