The windows around our house (particularly the front and north side) were looking like shit
Divided light windows are beautiful, but when the 5 of them on your turret have fucked up glazing everywhere, you kinda hate them.
Tomorrow I'll share with you the "How To" of re-glazing, but today we'll just talk about how much it sucked :)
Again, here's another example of our not-looking-so-hot windows
And so we made it our goal to bring them into the 21st century and looking beautiful. A tough task.
It started with scraping
Scraping to remove old paint, old glazing and rotted wood
There was also some glass removing (bad, broken panes)
And some salvage window buying, removing, cutting down to size and installing
(we purchased a vintage window with 8 divided light panes for $5 (!yay!) to get the same wavy glass as our original windows)
But mostly it was just a TON of this
And by ton I mean I'm not exaggerating when I say that Chris re-glazed 40+ windows. Seriously.
It got boring and there got to be so many that he started re-glazing in separate stints. 2 windows here. 8 windows there. If he had sat down and done all 40+ in one weekend I think he may have gone insane.
So over the course of a couple weeks I found him doing a lot of this
And slowly but surely the windows were looking better and better
And not only did he re-glaze, he also repaired. Check out this before
Not tooooooo shabby.
I'm telling you, that Christopher is pretty pretty pretty good to have around :)