Return to the Old House Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Milestone in old house ownership

Posted by graywings (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 1, 09 at 10:17

Yesterday I passed a milestone in owning an old house. A few weeks ago, at the urging of and guidance of people on this forum, I removed a couple windows in my 90 year old house to scrape, reglaze and repaint. I can't tell you how nervous I was as I started deconstructing the first window. But yesterday, I reassembled the windows and they work - woohoo!

There were a few mistakes along the way, and the finished windows show my learning curve, but I managed to do it without serious injury to myself or the house.

The windows cannot be seen except when you are standing on a lower roof. I'm sure the neighbors were wondering why I was standing on that roof staring at the windows with arms crossed and smiling.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Milestone in old house ownership

I completely understand, having spent countless hours staring with satisfaction at the restored windows that took so many hours of work!


 o
RE: Milestone in old house ownership

YEAH ! See my post on Decorating concerning redoing the wall around the pool at our 1890 home. a job well done is a job done by YOU !! YEAH again...hear me clapping ! c


 o
RE: Milestone in old house ownership

E gads windows have to be restored? Not until they're a good 200 years right? ::wiping forehead and then falling into a dead faint::


 o
RE: Milestone in old house ownership

Good for you!!!! We also just finished our first window restoration. It was much easier than I thought. And boy, the results are so worth it.
Diane


 o
RE: Milestone in old house ownership

Oh congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!! I thought we were going to start on windows this year, but it's not to be. Any tips you want to pass along?

I envy and delight in your progress!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Old House Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here