Saturday, June 9, 2012

North Side Windows & Shutters

Yes, I've been procrastinating on this last side of the house, but it's been conveniently wet and gloomy here. Still, weather permitting, I managed to do some prep work.

The hardware was removed on all five windows. Have you ever seen such a long hook? When the shutter lays flat along the wall it locks into place (most of them do), but because this window is right beside a wall at a 90 degree angle, it needs this hook to keep it from flapping in the wind.

My witches brew jar containing the remaining hardware.

Here are the ones that were refinished during winter.

The bottom portion of the window is where re-glazing is mostly needed. It now has to cure for a little while. On the left is the window that needs that long hook.

Studio window. Notice the dark green paint drippings on the brick - one day I will write about "The Green Paint Nincompoop from the Past" that left his clumsy signature workmanship all around the house.

Dining room window. I didn't take shots of the two upper level windows, the angle was too sharp and it's kind of 'the same old' anyway.

My working station on the side porch where I will be found when I'm not in my studio or in my garden. I won't bore you with progress shots, but I will show you when I'm done. Until then, stay tuned for some miscellaneous summer posts on things mostly relating to the Victorians and the DV.

Wishing you all a great summer!


GinaBVictorian said...

Oh, how I do so love your Victorian! You are lucky to have those shutters that you can use the long hooks to open and close them! How neat! Can't wait to see more! Have a great week!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hello, Anyes,

I do admire your industry.

And your nincompoop reminds me of a painter who drove the full length of my street dribbling a can of white paint down the middle. The next day he came back to "fix" it, painting a glossy black streak that was twice as noticeable. I was shaking my head for months!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Oh I love it as well Gina, but sometimes I feel she's pretty demanding.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thanks Mark,
I can totally imagine the scene you described - a scene from Monty Python or Mr. Bean, but without a laugh track. :)

Donna said...

That side of your house looks very Italianate to me, Anyes, and so solid! It's really a very impressive building. All the little things are just little things, although obviously a lot of work for you!

Donna said...

Your house looks so Italianate from this side, Anyes, and so stately. I really admire its situation, and your attention to all the "little" things, which probably don't seem all that little to you.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Donna,
Yes, you are correct, we can see the Italianate influence.
As for the little things, being attentive to details is not always a good thing. Most people would tell themselves 'Let it go'. I tell myself, 'Let it go for now'.