Friday, November 4, 2011

Greenhouse: Progress on the North Wall

The installation of the windows in my greenhouse is moving along at a steady pace.  The weather has been super favorable for spending afternoons outside doing construction ... for that, I am thankful. 

It took two days to get to this point on the north wall.  Prepping the windows themselves, by scraping the loose paint, and sanding them relatively smooth with my palm sander, takes quite a bit of time when one is dealing with 20 windows.  The scraping and sanding, along with the installation of the vertical trim pieces, is all I got accomplished on Wednesday.

With everything prepped and ready to go for start-of-work on Thursday, visible progress came at a lightning pace.  At the end of the day, the greenhouse's north wall looked like this.

Surprisingly, I'm still using the stash of windows that came from ONE house ... but this wall will finish them off.  There are three rows of windows on this wall because the windows I have left to use are not as tall as the ones on the other two walls.   

On the south and west walls, the bottom row of windows is hinged for ventilation.  On this wall, it's the center row of windows that has the hinges ...  so I can keep my bench installed on that wall and not have it interfere with opening the windows.

Today is drizzly and a bit chilly.  The rain is supposed to clear by about lunchtime, so I can probably get this wall finished by this evening.

If you are visiting from one of the link parties, thank you for stopping by!  To catch up and see what has been going on with this project previously, click HERE for a list of prior posts.

I'm sharing this post at:
2805 (Where I was featured last week!!!)
My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home
Common Ground


  1. It's going to be a super cool greenhouse when you are done !

  2. Connie,
    I am so glad you linked up again this week because, I so meant to feature your greenhouse last week! When I saw it over at 2805 I was really kicking myself! I am writing it down now! I will feature this next week. It is such a great project and I love that you recycled old windows. Not only that it is beautiful to boot! Wish I had your skills I would make one of my own!
    Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

  3. Connie, what an amazing project. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful way to re-use resources, AND have it all turn out to be so beautiful and so fitting.

    You are amazing.

  4. Wow! I'm so impressed with your greenhouse! We're hoping to build a small one, but it certainly won't compare to what you're doing! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

  5. Geneva, sweetheart, you didn't leave your email, so I couldn't send you this reply personally.

    If you are considering building a greenhouse, build the largest one you can ... smaller definitely isn't better when it comes to garden sheds OR greenhouses. If you build a small one, you will quickly outgrow it. One over-wintering banana tree, plus a rack of seedlings for spring planting, and you could be out of capacity.

  6. Your greenhouse is coming along nicely! Can't wait to see it finished and growing stuff...

  7. What a beautiful estate! I'm so happy to have found your delightful blog. I'm a happy new follower. Hope you pop over for a visit sometime!

  8. WOW - this is soo beautiful.. It's going to be amazing. LOVE IT.. Found ya at the picket fence and stopping in to visit.. You have a really craftastic and inspiring blog.. I love it.. I'm Marilyn via - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

  9. oh!!!!! its gorgeous, and your home!!!

  10. Such a beautiful structure, Connie!

  11. Oh My Gosh!! This is stunning! I am so amazed and impressed....I truly do not think I would even know where to begin to create something like this....I LOVE it!

    I am your newest follower and I will be back!

    Lou Cinda ;)

  12. You're on the homestretch now! Won't be long and all your hard work will be a memory, while enjoying the fruits of your labor.

  13. COnnie, this is amazing!!..and YOU are doing it!! YOU!!... beautifully done.

  14. I hope you are doing some strutting around with your head up because this is an amazing project you are doing. You should be so proud!

  15. You have made stunning progress, my handy friend! All of those windows are amazing! The comments on my blog about you have been amazing too. Everyone wants to be able to build a greenhouse.

  16. I am totally jealous! It looks great so far, though, and I can't wait to see what you fill it with!

  17. Oh my gosh, anticipation....I love the random sizing of the windows, too me that really means reuser! Gonna have to get Mr. Green Jeans (Art) to get busy! We have lots and lots of original windows from our house and the "helps" cabin next door. We could have an amazing green house with those! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Connie - that is going to be THE COOLEST greenhouse EVER! I just love it, girl! Did I hear that you were doing this all yourself....? Sheesh! You put us all to shame! lol! I can't even imagine how happy you're going to be out there in the middle of a cold winter day looking out onto the snowy landscape....from within your house of warmth, surrounded by flowers. :)

    xoxo laurie

  19. It is just looking so gorgeous! I am loving it- thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  20. This is amazing- what a great idea! It looks like it will be so wonderful. Someday I would love to have a greenhouse! Using salvaged windows is a great "green" way to recycle :)

  21. I am in awe over this greenhouse! I can hardly wait to see how you design the inside.

  22. I love the greenhouse!!! It is gorgeous!!!! Donna

  23. Hi Connie! We are in love with your greenhouse. We are featuring it this week at Inspiration Friday, post will be up this afternoon! Thank you for sharing your progress with us!



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