Usually Friday is Big Project Day. This week it came on Thursday.
When I bought the 90 year old farmhouse 12 years ago, I decided to keep all the old wooden windows. Everything around them was updated. Do you see me in the window?
As the years passed, it became apparent they were not holding up. I guess the neglect from the house being vacant for 15 years, caused the windows to come apart.
I have been replacing them, one by one, as monies become available. Each one must be ordered in a special size.
Thursday was a huge project because it involved three windows in my upstairs bedroom. The work had to be timed so it wasn't a rainy day. Also the high winds we experience, was another factor.
After tacking cardboard behind the old windows, all the trim had to be removed and the the windows taken out.
Because of the size of the middle window, the father/son team decided to remove the large glass with suction cups. Safety was our number one concern.
The day before the project, I took it upon myself to primer and paint the new trim work. This saved me labor cost by doing it myself.
It is an old house and nothing is completely level. It took some careful maneuvering to get all three windows level on the outside.
How is this for a view when you wake up in the morning?
Gorgeous view! What direction does it face? What did you do with the old frames?ReplyDelete
It faces south to catch the summer breeze on the front porch....the old frames came out in pieces. There was nothing left to save.Delete
Beautiful! We replaced all of our windows last year and it is a big, expensive job... Looks wonderful and it will really save on heating/cooling costs.ReplyDelete
I can already tell the difference in the rooms where I have changed out the windows. It is expensive, so I do the rooms as I have the money. I'm thinking in a couple of months most will be the new windows.Delete
Old houses certainly have a lot of 'character' and funny levels, but it looks like they did a splendid job. Your view is spectacular and I love that line of dancing trees on the horizon. It is amazing how doing some of the easier jobs helps with the budget, that how we worked it too.ReplyDelete
The "chorus line" of trees belong to my neighbor, but the view is mine for free (my favorite word). It's good to know others try to save money too. Your home is certainly filled with character!Delete
You've chosen lovely windows that fit beautifully with the age of your house. You just be really pleased with them! JxReplyDelete
They were at a point where I thought they might fall out. I'm so glad the work was done before the hot summer. I'm "tickled pink" with them.Delete
Your new windows are lovely Meggie - and what a view. We need 2 new windows at the front of the house , but they're just another thing on ' the list'!ReplyDelete
It is a terrific view, even at night when the stars are out. When it is a full moon, it lights up the room. I know what you mean by the list.Delete
Very lovely view. Our best views are behind us with only farm field to woods edge but views blocked by out buildings. We too need to update these windows. House built in 1977 and believe me it has interesting dips and such already from settling!We work a bit at a time same as you. Only thing to do when money is not growing on our trees here!;-)ReplyDelete
Enjoy the new windows!