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Friday, April 14, 2017

Modernization in progress

I thought I'd show some photos of what has been done so far.  All the windows are in, but need caulking and trim applied, so there is still a bit to do.

Here are pictures of the front kitchen window, old and new, followed by the side kitchen with old window removed, and new one set in.  (Click to enlarge)




And this is the window on the driveway side of the living room.


You can get an idea of how much better it looks - I didn't get the "before" of the old jalousie windows except in the kitchen front.  Gosh they were ugly and the new ones are so much better!

Now I need to decide what to put up at the windows; I love white lace curtains (and have them in my bedroom) but this is not a "white lace curtain type of house", so maybe I should try something different.  I had sheers at all the windows before, and like them because they let in light but give some privacy.  Ara has offered to make me some curtains, but I just can't decide what type, fabric, pattern, etc.  I will think about it for a while.

Weekend coming up - have a good one!


24 comments:

  1. There are some pretty roman shades available online from places like Overstock, etc. They don't have to be heavy looking. They can block the sun and heat and give privacy or you can raise them up all the way to let the light in. I like them better than blinds because you don't have to dust them, maybe lightly vacuum now and then. But, I like lace curtains too and had them in the country place I moved from. Hope you find what works for you.

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    1. I think I will leave the windows bare until I'm sure what I want. I've never really given it a thought before.

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  2. Very nice improvements. congratulations.

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    1. Thank you. I can't believe what a difference it makes.

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  3. Yes, the windows look so nice. You are really going to enjoy them after struggling with those jalousie window. And, these new windows are so clear. You have inspired me to clean my dirty windows.

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  4. I've told you before, but I just love your yellow rooms.

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    1. Oh, thank you. I went kind of wild when I began painting. There was an awful brown laminate paneling on every single wall and ceiling in the house, and I painted each room a different color. I had fun doing it, but now I think I would coordinate it better - I'm not changing anything at this stage though. The yellow is definitely the most cheerful.

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    2. Do what we quilter would do. Find a print that has each color from ever room in it to make the curtains. Another thought get enough white muslin for all the rooms and trim with that print I mentioned earlier. Above all you and Ara have fun sprucing up the place.

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    3. I'm already planning small changes I can make and enjoying it.

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  5. Nice looking windows. Much better than jalousie windows for sure.

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    1. I guess the jalousie windows were ok for their time, but this looks so much better.

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  6. They look very nice Gypsy!

    You have a talented family, a son that can do DIY projects and a granddaughter that knows how to sew.

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    1. I agree they are talented, and they do beautiful work.

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  7. Really nice new windows. Love your cupboards.

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    1. Thank you. The windows are looking even better as the finishing work is done on each of them.

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  8. Those are really nice windows. Sure going to make a big difference in the temps in the house.

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    1. I think it will definitely make the house more comfortable.

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  9. I love your new windows. It must be nice to have a handy son!!🙂

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    1. This was the work of three sons and a son-in-law, each with his own area of expertise. My son, Steve, has the overall knowledge and can take on the general contractor role very easily.

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  10. Beautiful windows, Gypsy. And the real bonus is the love shown you by those "kids". They are taking care of Mom.
    Then, another plus is Ara to offer to make curtains. You are going to enjoy those windows.

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    1. I'm already enjoying just looking at them. And the windows that have been completed with all the caulking and trim are really extra special gorgeous!

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  11. Very nice looking, Gypsy. Somebody worked hard! Above your sink is perfection. Ah, I must go back and look at your paintings again. I love them.

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    1. I just love standing at the sink and looking out the window!

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  12. What a blessing to have new windows and your sons
    put them in at no cost, sweet! Enjoy.

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