The past few weeks I’ve introduced you to a young couple’s first house and their creative decorating touches to it.
Their house is a vintage craftsman style bungalow style. It has almost all the original trim throughout, (except the bathroom and kitchen)
The trim on the main level is the original dark oak finish… gorgeous!
The upstairs is all painted white… beautiful and fresh!
So that leaves the stairway as the segue between dark oak trim on the main level and painted white trim on the 2nd level.
Before they started any work on this house, both landings and stairway totally click here to read the rest of the story
Well at least ‘through the glass’ at ‘The Little Brick Cottage’, yes, we’re talking windows.
I told you how when we removed the 1970 plywood cornices we had found a sad surprise…
And then when we decided we would have to replace all the windows we also had to replace all the window trim….
But then I told you how the sacrifice of working windows that didn’t have cracked panes of glass was worth the sacrifice of the old trim…
How about if I give you the quick run-down of just what we started with, and what we did?
Here we go, let’s start with a before and after at the top:
On the left you see the living room window with the icky gold drapes, the dusty sheers, (covering the cracked glass panes) and the brown top plywood cornice.
On the right you see the finished window how it looks today. Let me tell you what we had to do to get it to this point. Read on..
In the process of removing the wallpaper in the living and dining rooms at “The Little Brick Cottage”, I also removed the very ugly, dusty and dated window treatments. Excited to get them down to let in the light and behold the beautiful tall antique windows, I was quickly dismayed at the sight. It wasn’t the condition of the windows that was so frustrating, I already knew they were in horrible condition and we’re planning on replacing them, it was way worse.
Let me show you, this is what the ones in the living room looked like:
And without the draperies and hideous box valance this is what we found: Read on…