Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keepin' the kitchen cool...


The largest window in our kitchen faces the west...which means in the summer afternoons it gets quite hot near this window.


Well, this year I tried something different...I planted some morning glories outside this window, strung some twine from the top of the window to the ground and the rest is a nice window treatment made of morning glories.

Here's the view from the inside of the kitchen...it just LOOKS cool and does actually make a difference. I saw one bloom several weeks ago, but none since...these were suppose to be annuals but they come back every year, but this is the first year I haven't had plants full of blooms. They've even been doctored with Miracle Grow and Super Bloom and still a big fat nothing in regards to blooms. Oh well, they do provide a cool shade!

So now here's where I went over the top of making it a redneck project....

I had tallest son (6ft 4 to be exact) cover the sky light in the kitchen with tin (if you're real country!) or aluminum (if you're city slick)foil the last time he made a visit.
WOW, what a difference shading the sources of the sun makes!





5 comments:

Michele said...

Love the way the morning glories, or I guess I should say the morning glory leaves look from inside. Great idea!

Jaybird said...

Poor man's Radiant Barrier! :)

mub said...

That's a really neat idea! It looks cool too =)

Amanda said...

That is a great idea!! Looks so cool!

BeccaBug said...

"I'm a redneck woman..."