Seriously, we've gonna talk windows here..
because our windows are really in BAD shape.
We've talking 90 year old, leaky windows, that have zillions of coats of paint
Well. ..that's not exactly true - MOST have paint - some spots NO paint at all.
How bad can they be you say, really UGH.LY bad...
See what I mean, UGH.LY, HORRENDOUS BAD!
Would you believe we painted them less than 7 years ago?
I just couldn't take how bad they look anymore!
I mean, how MUCH can a person take?
Whenever anyone comes over, the first thing I do is DROP the curtains.
It's time to Ren.no.vate!
We're doing a test run on one set - Who knows - maybe they're past the point of NO return!
Removed the stops..
Removed the sash cords.
And started sanding, sanding and more sanding!
The top windows are not removable - so we had to strip them in place, inside.
It took FIVE solid days of standing/stripping each window, and there are three sets to one window!
We finally got them to this stage...
The oak grain is really showing through...
Whew, we need a break...
Next Phrase, re-conditioning/staining.