Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Friday, March 10, 2017

Things Have Changed........

The before photo shows an antique furnace that heated the house all these years.  It must have taken up 40 square feet with all the stove and fan apparatus behind this.

This after shot shows a nice compact furnace sitting over along the wall.  It has a fan system behind it too but it doesn't take up much room.  The white pipe drains away moisture.  Seeing all that space  open now really made a difference in the looks in the basement.  It made it look like I had dumped out a lot of things when really it was just the furnace that took so much space.  The ductwork of the old one also made it difficult to walk around down there.

Another before photo shows the window next to the porch door.  It was created out of pine and then stained to match the color of the then oak paneled ceiling.

The after in this case is the window frame being painted a semi gloss white paint.  The frog tape is still on the frame so it looks funny.  The white trim agains the antique white flat paint looks really good together.  Both window sets are now finished with two coats of paint on them.  The tape is yet to be removed.

This window looks better in white.  I have the grill off of the middle window right now to help me put tape on the middle window. It looks strange without the grill.

One of my friends at school had bought a house in the area and her husband demanded that all those grills be removed from the house.  They were surface mounts and could be removed.  Our old house needs the grills so the old house doesn't look like it had modern widows replaced and the rest of the house is still old looking.  The gills help to make a design bled for the age of the house.

I will end this blog today with the birds sitting in the dining room window.  I had to remove all of the plants from the area as the workmen were working on a vent that sits right below the widow.  The plants are scattered all over the house in places that may not be best for them.  The two wooden sculptures look lost without vegetation.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Mildred said...

The old furnace certainly took up a lot of floor space. I hope your plants will be ok during this transition period. God bless you both this weekend.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your plants should survive a little change of light. I really like the birds.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a great pocture of the old furnace. Haven't seen that for 40 years!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So many improvements, and all looking spiff and tidy !
Well done.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

My goodness, this totally reminds me of my grandfather's coal burner. Each time they replaced it it got smaller. However, he viewed it as a "reduction in quality!" from the "good old days". Some people are very fearful of "new and improved." Happy you got your basement back now that that monster is gone.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are making progress! :)