Originally Posted by nickclifford
can i ask you a few questions ...
how did you refinish the stove top and hub caps?
skylight windows with all the crap in them?!
did you make curtains yourself ?
Yikes! I didn't include the "after" picture for the stovetop. I really am a novice at this.
The vista views were leaking (obviously) and the sealant (I think it was plumbers tape?) had all run between the glass and plexiglass panes. It was a real pain to redo. I was able to take them apart and clean the gunk of the glass with a razor blade and goof off adhesive remover. However the plexiglass was another story. After spending days trying to get them clean, my husband felt sorry for me and went to Tap plastics and had new ones cut. He added scratch coating and uv protection it came to about $150. So I guess we spent the $ I saved by redoing the stovetop myself! Lol
I used Vulkem in gray as well as some gasket I found at Home Depot. I put the gasket in the bottom half of the window, added a bead of Vulkem and put the glass in. I propped it in with pieces of rubber I cut to fit and let it sit overnight. The next day I cut a strip of the same gasket lengthwise and glued it in frame, added a bead of Vullkem and the the plexiglass. To be honest this took a couple of tries because when I was replacing the metal strip that holds it all in the stupid Vullkem squished between the panes and I had to try again. Finally, was able to go outside and seal the window with another bead of Vullkem. Thankfully no leaks! That was probably the worst job so far...
(I'm posting pics in case anyone else is interested)
My husband used a rubber mallet to remove dents and Busches metal polish on the hubcaps.
Yes. I made the curtains. I lined them with a solid tan material and reused as many of the original clips as possible. The fabric is gorgeous! It has a great silver sheen in the gray that doesn't show up on the pictures. I used the same fabric in the living room. I am just finishing those and will post pics soon. Thanks for your kind words. I hope this hasn't been to much information.