Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Casement Windows - first set installed

One thing Jason does not lack is motivation. I literally had to hold him back so that the paint could dry before he whacked these up.

During the long weekend he installed the first of the new old casement windows which we picked up second-hand from the "Weekend Shopper" for-sale section of the newspaper.

The photographs do not do the windows any justice - my photographic skills are shadowy. It really looks fantastic. Trust me.

With the first set of windows up, we can see how much open our bedroom will appear. There are another four sets of windows to install over the next few weekends.  New frames will be added and a new sill will be built to finish the look.

Again, a fresh coat of white paint on these windows makes a big difference in brightening the room. The old windows were painted a yellowy cream colour.

The curtains which are currently there will be made redundant. Although the patterned glass panes give us more privacy, we will still need window coverings of some sort as our bedroom gets the morning sun.

I learnt saying "Don't fall out the window!" is not a useful comment to make.

 New and old windows side by side

For a white-collar dude (he should've got a trade, he derives so much satisfaction from manual work), Jason is managing to turn this Sow's Ear into a silk purse. I'll give you a progress report next week.


  1. They add so much interest and character. How lucky you were to find them.

  2. Oh they are so gorgeous. What a great way to add personlaity to your room. Looking forward to seeing them all installed. Nice too to have a husband who jumps right in like that!

  3. Another High Five for Jason - he's THE MAN!! The green glass looks perfect, great choice.
    Millie ^_^

  4. Onya Jason,, hope you kept the tinnies up for that one ;-)

  5. Wow they look great. Window coverings will be a challenge too - as you won't want to cover up too much. Maybe simple roman blinds??

  6. Fantastic job - windows make such a huge difference. Would love to tick a few jobs like that off the list around here!

  7. They are looking great. A handy husband is a great think isn't it. Mine is working hard on a list of jobs around the house too!


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