Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Windows, windows, windows

Since the start of February we have been working almost every weekend stripping, repairing and painting all the original windows to our 1940 cottage. It is hard, hard work but the results are worth it! We didn't have much of a choice, there were so many layers of paint and the paint had cracked or was chipping away revealing the bare wood. At least half of the window sash cords were broken as well so we have been repairing these as we go too. It's nice to have windows that don't need to be propped up with a stick! We now have just 5 windows left and I can't wait to move on to painting the rest of the house, it's going to be a dramatic change!

Original windows in our 1940 cottage. Paint is peeling and cracking off the windows. There are at least 5 layers of paint on these windows.

The windows all had to be removed and stripped. The window panes and surrounding pieces also all had to be stripped, primed and painted.

Window after it's been fully refinished. The green color is one of the colors we are considering painting the house.

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