Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Update on My Windows

Just back from seeing family in Quebec, which gave me a little break from all those shutters and windows. I'm pleased to report that I'm done painting six pairs of shutters and have repaired and painted six window frames. I still have to strip the hardware to be able to put the shutters back into place though. Here are a few shots showing the re-glazing of the window. My nails are long gone, but the big ring is still there.

Here are before and after shots of two of the windows, repaired and painted, waiting for their respective shutters. Previously, the two colours on the window frame gave the impression of thinness or flimsiness around the glass. I thought using one colour on the frame gave more weight to the window, better suited to the size of the house.


sunshine said...

I like it better with just the one colour as well. Before, the windows seemed to recede into the house or were less noticeable. Now they really stand out and I can imagine that with the shutters back in place, they will really be something!
Can't wait to see that!

Hmmmm... I wouldn't have minded a better shot of that ring! I love big rings but have never found one that caught my eye for myself. :)


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Laura,
Yes, I just have to get to those hinges now. The ring will come off for that job-yuck.


Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh these are so pretty with the brick! I like the idea that you gave the window "more weight" by using paint, clever girl!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thanks Terry,
I've learned that optical illusions are not only good for clothes, but for houses as well.
Nice talking to you.