Look Up, Look Waaaaaay Up

June 28, 2013

For the first time last night, I went onto the balcony/veranda/second level porch/insert other name here. I'm working on using the appropriate name for things because my own mother told me I was pretentious* for calling what is obviously a formal dining room a "reading room" but, READING. I need more reading in my life. Not more dining. And my couch is a perfectly good spot to dine.

If you remember all the way back to when I shared a wee house tour, there's this oval window.

main staircase details

And it looks good from the inside. And not too bad from afar, either.

Queen Anne farmhouse

But when I was out on the balcony...

antique oval window

Hey window, your wood is showing. And your crack. Not a good look. Cover yourself up.

Upon closer inspection, big chunks of glazing are also missing, so this puppy's in need of a bit of restoration work. It's something that will need to be done in place, unlike this window, because look at how crazy this trim is.

wood window restoration

It shouldn't be too bad of a fix...glazing, caulk, exterior paint. This is probably one project that I'll do sooner than later to avoid further damage or water infiltration.

I have a pretty bad history of following through on things, but even though it sounds ridiculous, I feel like I'm getting my groove back in this new house, so we'll see.

Before I'm out of here for the long weekend...does anyone reading know anything about antique glass? My gut says that the pane that's in there isn't original, but I admittedly know next to nothing. Let me know what you think!

*I'm pretty sure she was joking when she said that.


Love you mom. :)

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