How do I dress up this bricked up window?

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After a house fire, hubby thought it would be great to brick up a window to make space on the interior wall for a massive tv. The bricks were supposed to be set in a herringbone pattern. Now I'm stuck with this hideous eyesore. I am thinking ironwork Wall art and landscaping to blend it in. Any creative suggestions? It is on the back of the house at least.
q how do i dress up this bricked up window
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  • Lora Lora on May 17, 2017
    I agree with you. Some kind of wall art, or even some tall landscaping to just cover it up. Although, it probably looks worse to you than to others. :)


  • FL FL on May 17, 2017
    If you are an artist or have creativity in your blood, could you paint a simple mural?

    • Angela Statz Angela Statz on May 17, 2017
      I may try a glass collage on wood to fit. Then I can change it from time to time. I was going to do that to the end of my new kitchen island. I found a stained glass fireplace screen at a yard sale but it was still $$$. Thought I could light it from behind with rope lights.

  • Rhonda Weltz Rhonda Weltz on May 17, 2017
    Put up a square trellis and plant either a climbing rose or a plant of your choice.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 17, 2017
    how about something like this. www.hometalk.com/3470012/diy-pallet-art

    • Angela Statz Angela Statz on May 17, 2017
      The ledge isn't very deep, but if the woof is cut well, it will stick in without adhesive or anchors, I think.

  • Oh goodness! I would go to a salvage yard and find some cool metal piece to add as a focal point of interest. Or buy a nice piece that you like. He got his jumbo tv, you get a nice looking house! It doesn't look terrible and I would treat it as a "frame" for whatever you choose. Have fun!

  • Mom32891 Mom32891 on May 17, 2017
    It looks like you've got the perfect frame for some artwork. If you aren't artistic/don't have painter friends, there are great stencils available on amazon. Could be fun & not to hard to change when you want a different look.

  • Karen H. Karen H. on May 17, 2017
    Buy a 4x8 piece of lattice and use it as a trellis for a beautiful clematis or hyacinth vine!

  • Cindy Patrice Cindy Patrice on May 17, 2017
    I agree with Naomie! Find some nice metal wall hangings and use your old window as a frame. I think it would look nice!

  • Angela Statz Angela Statz on May 17, 2017
    This could hold moss and flowers?

  • FL FL on May 17, 2017
    Gotta love creativity!!!!!

  • Kelli Kelli on May 17, 2017
    Where does this wall face? My first thought was a perfect way to create an outdoor theater? But if it's the side of the house I really liked the idea of a lattice iron-work idea with, perhaps, a window box beneath.

  • Dap7615769 Dap7615769 on May 18, 2017
    the outside bricks make a natural frame. I'd paint the inside to highlight any artwork. Long planter. Wooden sign .. it's a wonderful opportunity!

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jan 06, 2019

    Wow I love this unique problem! Can you share photos of the entire area so you get better suggestions specific to what would look best there?