Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Installing a new window

The side window in our master bedroom had a rotten wood frame and a crack in the glass, and it was painted shut. So, I ordered a custom sized window from Home Depot which took two weeks to arrive and Rachel's Dad and I installed on Saturday.

All went fairly smoothly, and I was able to "finish" it last night. I still need to prime the inside frame and cut the molding on the outside (decorative).

It came out to be $160 for the window and about another $100 in other supplies. But now, it opens! and is dual paned glass for energy effiency. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Making progress

Here's a pic from our bedroom this morning. I got the light installed last night. Also the new side window is waiting at home depot to be picked up and installed. Not done yet, but getting closer.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Towel Rack is done

When we removed the previous towel rack there were 6 dime sized holes in the walls. Our new towel rack wouldn't fit those holes so I decided to cover them up. I really wish I had snapped the before picture (or Rachel hyperventilating looking at 6 large holes in the wall) but I didn't.

I bought a 1 x 4 of maple? at Home Depot and routed the edges to make it more decorative. Then I primed it and attached it to the walls using toggle bolts, patched the mounting holes, painted it twice and attached the towel rack.

Who knew one little towel rack could have hours of work behind it?

Board just attached:

Holes plugged:

Primed (also notice new knobs previously mentioned installed):