Ok, I know I keep bringing it up but I love our ReStore! I like to go every week just to see if there is anything I can not live without (much like my sink and island, and cabinet doors ). Well, the beauty I’m gonna show you today has been a work in progress…Actually, it has been done for a couple weeks but I’ve been waiting for the rain to stop so the pictures look better…BUT apparently, it’s not going to stop raining EVER…so I decided to shoot the pics anyway.
In case you’re just jumping onboard, we own an almost 100 year old home. We have spent the last 17 years working on it. Because of all the amazing deals at Restore, we are making faster than normal progress. I’m keeping my Better Half pretty busy lately and I’m getting tired with all the “supervising” and all. ANYhoooo, you came to see the pics right?!
So, this is the “before” of a window halfway down our steps. It doesn’t look too bad thanks to the curtains…but thats the thing…I couldn’t take down the curtains. The window was as old as the house and then someone stuck (literally) an old sliding patio door on the inside as a inside storm window. I couldn’t get them apart to clean or anything so all the crud and junk was hid behind the brown curtain.
We found some pretty disturbing things once the demolition began. There was little to no insulation in the wall and all these little blocks below the window…yeah, that’s what was holding it up!! Oh dear…I’m glad the foundation of our house looks better.
We took everything out and started with just a big hole in the house…pretty scary huh?
Then inserted this new bad boy.
I found this at my local ReStore for a meesly $74…yes, that’s what I said $74. Isn’t it a beauty?? Well, we did all the finish work and trim and this is what it looks like now.
Don’t you love it? Apart from the beautiful rainy, wet, soggy yard view in the background, it’s a pretty amazing window, right? I LOVE it! This has been a job we’ve been needing to do for some time…I’m so glad it’s done and it looks so good and it was only $74. Yes, we bought trim and insulation and some other little supplies but still an amazing Frugal Find.
I don’t know if things in your house work this way but after getting this project done and shedding a little light on things ( because we actually had light and not brown curtains), we could see the nasty carpet on the steps. Oh my…that carpet has been there at least 17 years and it was bad!!! You’ll have to come back next week to see how we handled that problem. Let me say…IT IS AWESOME!