Ivy Hollow - windows

by brae  

I'm using fiveĀ attic windows for my tiny post office since they are in better proportion to the building overall. I love working with pre-made components for their time-saving appeal, but they do require some work to get in top shape. One of my favorite aspects is the way the windows come apart completely for finishing. I label the parts per window (including direction, too) since I already know they fit well right out of the package. Labeling them keeps the parts straight during the painting process.

I added 1/16" thick strip wood under the edge of the outer casing since my walls were thinner than the required depth. (This post shows how I added the remaining depth.)

I painted the frames Woodland Green satin paint by Americana. Here you can see the added thickness of the outer frame isn't even noticeable or out of proportion.

I painted the sashes Vintage White by Folk Art. Here I'm using my Painter's Pyramids to hold the sashes while they dry (this previous post shows how to use them when painting walls to counteract warping).

This is the first time I've painted a window two different colors! I doubt I will ever do this on a deadline again. haaaaa

But, my original inspiration had two-tone windows. I might add the vertical detailing if there is time.


image from West2K, used with permission

I'm skipping the awnings (shown in the other postcard below) not necessarily for time constraints as I would love to make awnings, but you will be able to see into my post office only through the windows and front door unless you lift off the roof. Adding awnings would restrict viewing.

3 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
The windows look great! I like the two tone.
11/30/19 @ 20:34
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
The two tone is really gorgeous. But I agree with you about the vertical mullions, the detail might not really be necessary.
11/30/19 @ 23:25
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
Houseworks windows are great because you can remove the 'glass', making painting so much easier. Good choice.
12/01/19 @ 01:10


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