A new project
This one is gonna take a while.
We haven’t even finished half the other projects (fixing up the shop, fixing up the club, putting up the screen door, making the dinner table, replacing the rotted wood on the small gazebo, building trellises for the pumpkins, plugging the damn carpenter bee holes), but we’ve got a new one – a greenhouse. We have been talking about it since we moved in, one of the pipe dreams is to make a greenhouse big enough to fit a small pool so we can swim in the winter. A few months ago we were at one of our favorite junk shops and noticed a ton of windows rotting in the back-yard. We asked how much they were – $15 a piece. Since then we’ve been talking about using old windows to make the greenhouse. It would look perfect along with the old house and the ramshackle fences, hopefully it would be more cost-effective than something brand-new from a kit, and we’ve always liked the idea of up-cycling.
This weekend we went to another antique shop, one that was full of old doors. I think we found a door to use as our dinner table surface (unfinished project #4) and we also ran across a ton more windows. We asked how much they were – $90 a window! We realized that we needed to go to our old junk store ASAP and pick up the old windows before they disappeared. So, this weekend we stopped by with the pickup and got around 50 windows at the bulk rate of $5 a pop. A few panes are broken, but nothing we can’t reglaze. The paint needs to be scraped, but we are hoping to preserve the old weathered feel the attained with a year of basking in the back-yard sun.
We don’t really know what we are doing when it comes to a greenhouse, so I’m off to do some research. Any advice would be appreciated.