Yesterday I worked on one for my house. I thought I better test my skills before I started re"defining" them for sale. Good thing I practiced!
This is a similar window. I forgot before pictures of mine. This one is identical to mine only mine doesn't have the handle. I will add one to my window as soon as the weather gets nice enough to spray paint.
Pretty good bones!
I sanded mine down. And I sanded and I sanded and I sanded.
I did wear a mask...you NEVER know where lead based paint will show up. ALWAYS WEAR A MASK. I don't know if these have lead based paint or not. I could tell they had been painted at some point. As I mentioned, I sanded my brains out. Whatever paint these were painted with is pretty unforgiving. I will have to get a darn rough sandpaper for the next one I do. I got off as much I as I willing to continue sanding.
*ugh* Right before I decided enough was enough~~>the glass broke. [cry]
So I had to have the Mr. instruct me on how to get the caulk/grit/grime/ crap off the back side of the window to get it to release the glass. He eventually had to help me. Thankfully the glass came out fairly easily. What a great Mr. I have!
Ok- well that changed my plans for the window. But only slightly. Which in turn actually saved me some time and vinyl.
I used Walnut Distress Ink and gave it a few once/twice/three times overs. (?) I put a saw tooth hanger on the back and hung it on the wall around our last name monogram and est date in metallic copper that I created. I was going to take the vinyl down and put a new one on the glass. BUT...no glass...no go. Luckily it was a perfect fit!!
I do wish the paint would have distressed a little more but it turned out pretty good. I am sure I won't be able to leave it alone. But for now...this is what it looks like and where it shall call home.
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