Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Restored Windows



Before 


After 

That is Mike in the reflection. He is slowly putting the windows back in the house. Each one has been removed, re-glazed and painted. I'll post on that process in a later post. 

For now, I just want to focus on the simplicity of... 

what was, 

and what is. 


26 comments :

  1. Stellar Team you are! Excellent . . .

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  2. Bravo! They look so new and fresh! Ugh, we need to do that next year too. Too many years with storms over them that were not properly sealed or ventilated. Can't wait to read about the process you went through for these.

    Cheers!
    Megan
    Shady Oaks 1812

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  3. Beautiful. Windows are such a challenge, and reglazing old windows is one of the most difficult and tedious tasks. Well done!

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  4. Catherine I feel his pain! (Or joy?) At any rate it's a seemingly endless process but I won't give up our old windows (1740 farmhouse) despite the inefficiency factor. Replacements, no matter how historically accurate, just do not have the aesthetic.

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  5. The restored windows are beautiful in their simplicity and clean look. Well done!

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  6. Beautiful! What an incredible amount of work!

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  7. WOW- a wonderful job for sure! (He's cute too btw.)

    Simply before and after, beautifully posted. : - )

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  8. Nothing simple about what it took to do this. Just beautiful!!!

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  9. THANK YOU for saving your old windows!!! It is SO important as a character defining feature of an old home. Wish there were more out there with your mindset and determination!

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  10. It looks great! I'm doing this on my house right now, and I really needed to see how beautiful it could look to keep me motivated.

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  11. I love it. So lovely.
    xoxo
    Me

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  12. They have been done so beautifully, modern technology with old style - a perfect combination!

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  13. Difference between night and day!

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  14. Beautiful, we also need to do that in the spring, ugh! Hats off to Window Saver Mike!!

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  15. Why did he decide to take off the moldings along the sides of the casing?
    Are you hanging shutters so it wouldn't show anyway?

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    1. Yes, we have to add the band moldings back. That's on the 'to do' list.

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  16. I am new to your blog, but it is quickly becoming my favorite. Your simplicity and honesty about the true process of restoring a house is so refreshing to me. It does take time, tremendous amounts of time! We have restored (almost finished) our 1906 farmhouse out in Washington state and calculate that we have spent one hour per square inch. But, it is a true masterpiece when it is finished.

    So happy to have found a kindred spirit!
    Sarah

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  17. I know they look great but still to be honest I miss the black. Seeing windows painted black make me sigh!

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    1. The black windows did not stand out as well. They sort of got lost on the house. So we're happy to have bright windows that stand out more. But I know what you mean, black is a classic color.

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  18. Windows look perfect! All of Mike's hard work is paying off!

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  19. Always a first choice of mine to keep all the history in the old if all possible....this window adds all the rightness to the new remodeling of your old home.
    Beautiful history, authentic in all its goodness!

    Xx
    Doré

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  20. Reglazing old windows is a lost art, and your husband is quite skilled at it. My dad did a beautiful job reglazing some of our old windows, but I'm afraid I haven't mastered the art. Our local glass shop does terrible work, so I'll be trying to master the technique. Your home is coming along beautifully!

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    1. We had someone else do the re-glazing and paint. Mike did the window jambs - which I'll post on next.

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  21. All the hard work is worth it when you see the finished results. The restored window is beautiful! I love the simplicity of the white window and siding. I still think Mike is amazing!

    Jane

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