Wednesday, May 6, 2009

WINDOWS ON MY WORLD



Sometimes I spare you a post of my progress because it's so BORING -
All my lower level rooms have these glass block windows and they are a mess !! Each one has to have all the cruddy old concrete - or heavily sanded grout - chiseled out.











Then I fill all the sides with foam insulation. This expands and cures over 24 hours - I then go back with a razor and trim all the excess.









Next I cover all the edges and old grout joints with white latex caulking.
After another 24 hours - back again to trim all the excess..........








I then paint....this was a sample color of blue which I am NOT going to use in the studio....but I figure the windows will need two coats so I am using it as a base coat.
Very boring, I know, and THAT'S why I haven't posted
(and of course - when the sun shines - you know I'm in the garden)

18 comments:

  1. Tres cool! They look wonderful!

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  2. Not boring to me Mary! I learned something new! WOW Mary how your window sparkle... Have a golden day my friend! xoxo

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  3. Actually I don't find your posts boring at all. I am fascinated, and in awe of your ability to do this work. If I were ever stuck on a desert island, I would definitely want you there! You can do everything.

    Wow!

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  4. I'm impressed! That IS a lot of work. They should be so much better now!

    Love seeing your progress!

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  5. It's all part of the process! Keep it up. You'll be finished in about 100 years! Have a great week!

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  6. Not boring at all. I love glass blocks. Although they needed to be redone and look beautiful now, the before pictures had a shabby chic charm.

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  7. So that's what you've been doing!! WOW, that's not boring at all. I am soooo impressed. How did you know what to do? The windows look Amazing- GREAT job! You should be VERY proud of yourself! Keep showing us your "boring" projects! ;)
    j.

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  8. That is one very time consuming job but so very worth it, xv.

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  9. Hi Mary, sending you warm wishes for a very Happy Mother's Day. Will your children be visiting? Hugs n' kisses! xoxo

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  10. It is not boring for me also, you know that we are renovating too so this is normal speak for me. It looks great Mary!

    Leeann x

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  11. Oh I agree with Joyce & Reya! Not at all boring! I love reading about the progress! I just wish I had more time to keep up!
    Love to you and yours!

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  12. love watching your progress.... everything is coming along great:) again, I love your place.

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  13. Again ... not boring at all. I am truly in awe! They are gorgeous!

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  14. Just stopped in to say hi. Haven't seen anything from you for a while and hope you are well and just busy. Take care.

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  15. Dear Mary, hope that you are keeping well. Just wanted to let you know that I have bestowed you with an award on my blog today.

    Amicalement

    Leeann x

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  16. Thanks for visiting and have a terrific wknd!

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This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you