Sunday, April 2, 2017

Window Openings

So just to give you folks a laugh I took some pictures of my new window openings. 

I started out by drilling holes at each corner of my opening and then used a very narrow handsaw to cut through the MDF.

You know how people say they can't cut a straight line?  I'm one of those people.  With a scissors I can usually follow a drawn line at least.  With a handsaw?  No.  Not a chance.





The good news is that when I put the windows in they line up nice and square and the goofy holes are hidden by the trim.  And I don't need to cut any more holes.  Yay! 

The fireplace will be centered between the two smaller windows and the built ins will be just below them.  The larger window is just inside the bathroom.  I'd gotten a bunch of that size in a lot on Ebay.  I've got some of the plastic 'water' that I'll put in the windows so no one can see in.

For the exterior I've got my stone for the wainscoting.  My plan is to take the Grey/Brown Cut Stone Veneers and mix them with the Brown and the Grey.  So I have a mix of all three colors.

Brown

Brown/Grey

Grey
Then I'll have clapboard for the upper portions of the house.  I have no idea what color to paint it though.  Most of the Craftsman Houses I've seen that have stone wainscoting tend to be a khaki green.  I'm not too sure about that.  I'd like to find something in a dusty turquoise, pale with brown undertones maybe?  To reflect some of the tile on the inside.  And cream colored trim. 

The chimney is my other concern.  Not sure if I want to use the same patterns of stone for it.  Colors yeah, but maybe in fieldstone shapes?  Something to think about.

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  1. Yeah! That's awesome that they fit and are disguised by the trim! This is why dollhousing is so much fun, right! Victory!

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    1. My shoulder and wrist aren't happy but I'm really grateful for my Dremel because it helped a lot.

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  2. Oh that will be me too next week cutting out windows! Thank goodness for trim! I really like all three stone variations, a mix is going to look great :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty excited about the stone, this'll be my first time working with it.

      I swear, I want a real work bench and something to help me cut straight lines.

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  3. The windows fit and the trim hides the wonkiness....that, my dear, is success! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks! I was so worried but then it came out even with the windows in.

      But you see why I love foamcore board?

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  4. I am terrible with any kind of knife or saw too bou can hide all manner of sins with trim, wallpaper, stone, putty, etc. fortunately! This is going to look great.

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    1. Thanks! And thank God for window trim!

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  5. Hi Sheila! If it's any comfort to you, know that I can't cut a straight line either, but take heart because once the windows are installed, no one will ever know it!
    Your plans sound good and I love the idea of having 2 windows on either side of the fireplace.

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks! I was really excited to add the windows. The more light the better.

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  6. Seguro que después de poner las ventanas no se apreciará , el recubrimiento que has elegido es precioso:-)

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    1. Muchas gracias. Estoy muy emocionado acerca de la piedra para el exterior.

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  7. Cutting windows seems to be a mutual problem. What a relief that the frames cover all misshapes. The stonework looks great.

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    1. Thanks! And I'll admit it does make me feel better that I'm not the only one with the issue.

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  8. Hi Sheila! I have that problem too! My cut openings are always a mess! I fake it with the trims.... or the ready made windows! I figure it is what old houses look like after a while anyway! LOL! I look forward to seeing the stonework too, it looks like great material!

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    1. Yeah, I'm just so glad the windows look straight when they're in.

      I'm excited about the stonework. Though I'm still thinking about the chimney.

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