A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow


Something we never noticed until now was the reflection on the wall from the art glass windows. Would the textured walls have disguised them? Perhaps.

There are actually two reflections in this shot; you might be able to make out the faint reflection in the upper right hand corner above the main one. It seems that this second reflection was coming from the snow outside.


Now you also have a preview of our wall color: Benjamin Moore’s Aura in Azores (AF-495). I didn’t know until now what Azores meant. For one, it’s a group of nine archipelago islands off the coast of Portugal, and two:

The origin of the name Azores was derived from the archaic Portuguese word “azures” the plural of the word blue.

I don’t know if my Azores walls really look like the waters of the Azores Islands —— the color is a greenish-blue. I normally wouldn’t go for blues, but it’s a beautiful color next to the woodwork. And since the colors in the art glass windows are yellow, bright green and red, the teal blue makes the windows stand out even more.

More photos to come, I promise!


  1. Sandy on February 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    I really like the shadows in the picture. The stained glass is so pretty.

  2. southsideandy on February 16, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I really wish we had stained glass in our front windows. Of course, they’re covered by blinds right now, so it wouldn’t have mattered that much at the moment. But I really wanted a Chi bungalow with stained glass. That was the most redeeming quality of our No. 2 choice, which was more expensive than this beautiful house here, and we just couldn’t figure out why, exactly, it hadn’t sold. We never got to the point where we found out.
    But it had beautiful stained glass windows…very beautiful.
    And yours are too. 🙂

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