(mullin’ over mullions)

Now added to the list of things I never thought I would care about: mullions.  Most of you are probably asking “What the h are mullions??” and a few weeks ago, I would have been in that exact same boat.  Mullions, you see, are window grilles.  But what the h are window grilles?  Window grilles are simply the pattern that goes into (or not) your windows.  Por ejamplo:

Window Grilles | www.theartesianproject.wordpress.comThe first step of the process was to decide: do you want any mullions?  Sure, why not?  I actually have always liked the look without ever really knowing what they were.  I like that mullions can add a bit of interest to your facade without being something so in-your-face.  Just a nice delicate touch.

Step 2: what color do you want your mullions?  Ughhhh.  Well, the windows will be black, so how about black?  But do you want true black or black bronze?  Oye.

Step 3: do you want these mullions applied to your window, integral which is within the pane of the glass, or true separated light (meaning that instead of just adding a grid on top of one large window, the grid outlines 15 mini panes of glass – ie $$$ cha ching).  How about applied?  Oooh about that, we just looked into your windows and that’s no longer an option.  Okay, integral it is.

Step 4: now where exactly on the house do you want these mullions?  Everywhere?  Okay, but that will cost extra (of course).  Ooookay, how about just the front and back facades?  But do you want them on every window on both facades? AHHHH!!

This is where I jumped ship because a la Jay Cutler I just “dooooon’t caaaaare.”  Then I thought about it some more – well I will be living in this house…I want to enjoy it….maybe I would regret not putting these in.

Alas, Step 5: Research the hell out of Houzz and see if anything resonates with you.  I was putting in search phrases which, surely, no one has ever bothered to type in the history of the internet: exterior french door mullions, grilles, window patterns; living room sliding glass doors; back of house windows; mixed window mullions.  So here are a few of my favorite grillz that are awesome, but would probably never work on our skinny mini house:

grillz | www.TheArtesianProject.wordpress.com   

Do you remember when Brooke Hogan had grillz?  Or let me try that again: do you remember Brooke Hogan?

Now I know you are on the edge of your seat after reading this really important, mind-bending of a story…SO we ended up going with Colonial style errywhere on the front and the back.  All colonial everything.

Here’s hoping it all turns out!

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