Remember, one of the things that drew us into a committed relationship with Lincoln Avenue were the windows.
Just like love at first sight, we were hooked.
Once the initial love-fest was over, we started looking closer.
And this is what we found. Some really soulful and f@#%*!d up windows.
All that being said, we LOVE old windows. Nothing frustrates us more than seeing people who immediately rip them out and spend a gazillion dollars on brand new, double pane windows.
But Lance is a little tied up with one million other projects so we needed to call in the big guns to help...
MEET OUR WINDOW WHISPERER
This is Mike "The Window Guy", of Campbell, California. He is an old world craftsman who takes windows who have seen better days and resuscitates them.
AND he has a super cool vintage Dodge truck to haul the vintage windows in!
AND MEET OUR WINDOW FRAMES
These are the original window casings. These have temporarily been removed, dismantled, stripped of gooky paint, rebuilt and will be reinstalled once the windows are ready to be hung.
And meet some of our new window friends
And these are a bunch of old windows and doors (above) that we just got from a house in the neighborhood who was ripping them out. These will work for any new window openings or some of ours that are not salvageable.
WANT A SIMPLE 101 lesson on double sash windows?
A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels, or "sashes", that form a frame to hold panes of glass, which are often separated from other panes (or "lights") by glazing bars (moulded strips of wood).
I got the super fun job of scrubbing the living crap out of these old hinges and getting off 90 years of paint and depris, not to mention the heinous residue of the gnarly paint stripper.
Check out these beauties. I've never been so proud.
Below is Lance and David installing a new fresh old/new window frame in the cottage.
A few other projects i am excited about
Remember this cottage kitchen?
Well, we are going to install open shelving on either side of the window above the sink. I saw these on Pinterest and fell in love. they are salvaged stadium benches. Ah! When I told Lance about them, he had the brilliant idea of using some old structural beams from the house.
So here is a sample of the ceiling joist beam (left). He will attach two together to give them some depth. And here is the inspiration (right).
And another project i'm super excited about
We are going to use these old attic vents which came out of the cottage and turn them into succulent planters (again, Lance's idea). Woot Woot! Here's something similar but ours will be even cooler!
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