Projects, projects, projects!

September 28, 2011

I have a million things running around like Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner in my head. And they're in fast forward, because winter's on it's way. I apologize in advance for the jumbledness that will be this post.

I haven't made any progress on my window since my last post - I need glass, which I'm hoping to have by the end of the week or early next week at the latest. One I have my glass, I can get to glazing. And then wait endlessly for the putty to set up enough so that I can paint. I need to find somewhere that sells glazing points before I can glaze. For an awesome tutorial on glazing windows, check out Old Town Home's tutorial. These guys do amazing work restoring their 1880's row house in Alexandria, Virginia.

I've been advised pretty strongly to not use the glazing putty that I have on hand (DAP 33). The alternative is to order a highly recommended product online (Sarco), but at this point I wonder if there's any point. By the time the Sarco got here, my DAP could be all set up and ready to go. So I think for this window, I'm going to take my chances with the DAP. If I have to redo it next year, so be it. I suspect that I won't though - most people report good final results with the DAP, it just takes forever to skin over. If you're a nerd and want to learn more about glazing putties, go on over to this thread at the Historic HomeWorks Forum.

Another project that I have on the go is our "new" salvaged storm door. My door opening is 3/8" smaller than the width of my door...the door is patched and sanded, it just needs to be sized, hinges and locks  mortised, primed, painted, have glass and hardware installed, and then hung. At least the salvaged hardware is refinished already. Well, everything except the actual lock. Oooooh dear.

When we get around to doing our bathroom at the end of October, I have plans for making a custom sink base out of salvaged turned table legs and 2x4's. I guess if it gets too cold outside before I get to this, I can do it in the basement, although I really don't enjoy being down there.

And finally, thanks to Pinterest and the fun folks over at Young House Love, I've decided that I need a pretty office all to myself. We have two closets in the entire house. One in the hall, and one in what will be the master bedroom. Boyfriend has the hall closet, and the one in the master was to be mine. Well, I've decided to turn it into an office space. Clothes will be stored in a refinished thriftstore/Kijiji/Craigslist wardrobe that I have yet to find.

Whew! Feeling a little better now that I've written it all out. It's not so bad, not so least there's no timeline on the office closet...I just want it!

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