Ah yes, riveting times are here :)
We are still painting and I can see this continuing for a year or more at the rate we are going.
As they say, it's all about the preparation, and boy does that take a long time when your weatherboards are very weathered like ours are.
As you can see, we have painted this section apart from the bottom two boards, the very bottom one is a new board that we fitted on the weekend.
We have been stripping the window surround which is in a bit of a dodgy state.
Lyn has removed the front panels that cover the inner workings of the window themselves.
I don't know all the technical terms for sash windows but you can see the weights in my following photos.
Look at that big ol' rusty thing hanging there. I find it fascinating that it has been suspended there on that old length of rope for just over 100 years. Yes, clearly I need to get out more :)
It's difficult to see but there's some writing on the timber panel at the back. I can't work out what it says.
You can see the sorry state of the windows here.
There's barely anything holding the panes of glass in at the moment.
I'll be so happy to see this all patched up and painted.
The windows (not the panes, silly!) will be painted in the white colour and the fascia bit will be painted in the dark blue. I think it will look pretty nice.
ps I have been meaning to tell you, the cheesecake-filled chocolate eggs I made at Easter tasted wonderful. They were a bit of a hit too :)