We are currently tackling our pre-thanksgiving to do list. Marc has the big items (porch floor, new back doors) and I have a million little things. Like painting the kitchen window. I know it isn't a big deal, but it is not a great window, so I wanted it to not be the dirty yellow focal point of the kitchen.
I know it is just a little thing, but that window was driving me crazy. The paint was THICK and gobbed on and filthy dirty. Plus, whoever painted it that horrid yellow never scraped the paint off the glass (just like the teal upstairs!).
Here's a belly shot (don't I look enormous?) showing the crappy window a little closer, and then a finished close up.
I wanted to get new hardware, but of course, this stuff is so old that they don't sell hinges that size anymore AND a new similar latch is nowhere to be found.
So I soaked them 24 hours in turpentine and got the 15 layers of paint off. The hinges still looked like crap, so I just spray painted them white, but the latch actually looks really great stripped!
I need to get blackened screws to match that original finish (I think it is just patina'ed brass) and then I'll be all set!
A sneak peak at Marc's work: Here is the really beautiful back porch step. It might actually be good weather at the end of the week for staining!