The Cross House

Before. After.

 

We are on scaffolding about four feet above the north porch floor. This has made it effortless to reach the porch ceiling and surrounding walls. And I am almost done! Oh, and see the upper left corner of the siding?
We are on scaffolding about four feet above the north porch floor. This has made it effortless to reach the porch ceiling and surrounding walls. See the upper left corner of the siding?

 

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This is what it looked like. Wanna see it now?

 

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Better! I also scraped the remaining white paint off the beadboard ceiling, and decided to leave it As Is with the mostly original pale olive color revealed, and bits of later blue.

 

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You can see the ceiling here. Looks nice, right? And I am always amazed how much better the stained-glass looks with the dark original olive trim color, and original black for the sashes. Pop! The stained-glass to the right has been restored as part of the Heritage Trust grant. The one to the left is next!

 

 

5 Responses to Before. After.

  1. Awww!! Every time I see your beautiful work I think..lovingly restored. You are a magical! I still can’t get over the fact that most of your windows survived the neglect years! The stained glass is truely the exquisite jewelry on the classy lady. Cheers!!!

    • The longer I own the house the more I appreciate the stained-glass. Forty-two such windows!

      It makes a huge difference, also, once they are restored!

  2. It’s amazing how nice the stained glass looks with the green tones. I wish more people would see how gorgeous these ol’ girls look in earth tones instead of grays and whites and/or bright rainbow colors.

  3. You are a magician, Ross. This restoration is like watching an impoverished, elderly grandmother turn into a young maiden, bedecked in her ballgown and jewelry, before our eyes.

    It is wonderful to get the plywood off the transom over the north door. Stained glass beats plywood any day!

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