A few weeks ago when we got our roof done, we had also decided that along with new gutters, we really wanted to replace the three windows on the front of the house. The windows that were there were the original single paned windows that came with the house....so they were 110 years old. They definitely needed to be replaced as they were drafty energy suckers from hell. Though, because they were original to the house I wanted to keep them with the house.
I had called the roofing company to put in our file to leave our old windows here. Our plan was to make little greenhouses with them and some crafts, but sadly, Nate forgot to remind them to leave them here and my windows landed in a dumpster.
Cue me rocking in the corner sobbing for like two days.
I had called immediately after they left with pathetic cries like "even if the glass is broken, please bring the frames back!" and the company was like "you want the frames still?" and I was like "Yes! They're 110 years old!"
Immediately after saying that, the company was totally sympathetic to us and they actually dumpster dove to find our window frames.
110 year old wood does not belong in a dumpster.
A few days went by and magically my window frames appeared on my front porch. I was so thrilled I could have cried.
Most of them went into the garage while we get supplies to do some of our crafts for them, but otherwise we'll have to buy new panes or salvage some other windows for our cold boxes.
We had one window still intact, but it really was the perfect length to put over the bed in the guest room which had been driving me crazy with the giant blankness of it all.
We took the one window that was still intact and gave it a thorough washing and hung it up on the wall using our trusty tape method.
Seamus, of course, had to model.
The beautiful thing about the window is that you can still see where the sash was, the original wood and all the weathering that this poor thing endured.
Of course, when I get the quilt back from the dry cleaners the room will look even cuter!
What did you guys get done this weekend?