After making the “vinyl windows” for the front of the Mooreland House, they looked unfinished. We decided that they wouldn’t be complete without some faux curtains. We went to Sam’s Club and got a 300 foot roll of disposable table cloth material and draped it behind the vinyl so it looks like drapes. It is a silly little touch to do this on a major construction job but it just felt like the right thing to do. We feel that Miss Mooreland must feel a lot better about her appearance now. Oh, and we figured another before/after picture wouldn’t hurt either. We know we really enjoy looking at the progress.
Month: October 2021
Okay, it’s not what you are thinking. Since it is going to be quite some time before we get around to rebuilding the wooden windows, we had to do something. That something turned out to be using a 2×4 frame and stapling marine vinyl to it. We even painted the frame gray so it would look good. This is merely a stop gap measure so the Mooreland House looks better than having the blue foam boards in the windows.
Guess what… we have another video of putting the stones back into the wall. This time we do a little part about how we mix the hot lime mortar. We are enjoying ourselves. We know there are other ways to do stuff but we are doing it the way it works best for us.
As promised, here are some before and after pictures. The “pre-before” picture is from an internet search that turned up a slew of pictures taken in 2007 that a person called McGervey put on his photo account. It was taken when the Mooreland House (Ashfeld Manor at the time) was for sale. The “before” picture is what it looked like when we started on the wall project and the “after” picture is what it looks like now. We tried to make the stones close to what was in the “pre-before” picture but we were limited to the size of stones we had to work with. We included an extra picture with red dots depicting the stones that were missing or destroyed.