November 27, 2008

The Painters are Here, The Painters are Here!!!

Filed under: Restoration Progress — admin @ 4:32 pm

Tuesday, they dropped off a boom-lift.

Wednesday, as I was headed off to work, they were pulling up into the driveway. When I came home Wednesday afternoon, here is what I saw:

Gable after scraping

And this:

Window after scraping

And this:

BR Window after scraping

I told the painter that he was a sight for sore eyes. He said that he didn’t know why, since it looks worse than when he got there. I told him that it was just good to know that they have started. They worked pretty quickly on the front of the house. It is almost completely scraped, caulked, and glazed, in just one day’s work. Look for primer in the coming few days!!!

Here are some pictures of the window detail work that the carpenter and I recreated. (I added myself because I made the trimwork, and he installed it.) The windowsill, I built, he cut and installed. The Plinths were my goof up from making the interiors, so even though they’re oak, they’re “paint grade” and will carry continuity nicely from outside to inside.

Window detail 1

Here’s a view of the side of the house with both windows completed.

West side

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