Princess 2 Windows and Curtains

It is now time to start the windows, I quite enjoy doing this although it is a bit fiddly and with 7 windows to do, it could take some time.

Triang Windows

Triang Windows

You can see from the picture above that the frames are quite rusty, and many of windows still have remnants of curtain material. The plastic windows have also become distorted and brittle.

Triang Windows

Triang Windows

That’s 7 frames and 18 inserts [there are also 4 single inserts for the bay windows]

Triang Windows

The frames have been over painted and need the paint removing, it is a very messy job.

Triang Windows

After I had removed the paint, I found that some of the window frames were originally white, although 3 of them were green. I have decided to paint mine green as it goes better with the house, which I have painted cream.

Triang Windows

All the paint has now been removed from the inserts and are ready to be painted. Normally I use white spray paint, but this time I am going to brush paint them with which metal paint.

Triang Windows

I was thinking of reproducing the original material for new curtains, then I had a better idea, and give the windows nice net curtains.

First I cut out new plastic for each insert, then selected some pretty cream lace and cut it to size.

Triang Windows

Then I glued the lace to the plastic around the edges and a few dabs on the edges to keep it flat to the plastic.

Triang Windows

Using my useful broken knife tool, I gently eased the plastic into the edges of the painted inserts.

Triang Windows

All 18 inserts are now completed.

Triang Windows

Triang Windows

The completed window inserts have been put into the frames.

Triang Windows

I am quite happy with how these look, and think they will look lovely in position in the house.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Joy Dowzak says:

    The windows are very nice – I sure enjoy reading your posts of your progress.

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  2. They look wonderful – so much work involved in getting them cleaned up! How many hours was that? Excellent result and the curtains are very effective

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