Saturday, August 18, 2007

My Neighbor is a Cyclops

Just look at what my neighbor did. Ugh! I understand that it's a rental unit, but c'mon you could at least let it look good! He removed two double hung windows and replaced them with a tiny, disproportionate, vinyl one. You can see the 'before' on the left side of the first picture. What a dumb window. Something about the incorrect proportion and having the teeny little thing in the center of the gable reminded me of a cyclops. My neighbor is a cyclops!

In slightly more fun news, I disguised the do-it-yourself access point to the bathtub plumbing today with cabinet doors. The doors were taken from the kitchen-bedroom upstairs. I figure, I shouldn't close off the wall until I get the plumbing functioning a little better. (The finish on the doors is better than it looks in the picture; the doors were just dusty at the time.) I thought it was a good short-term solution. Yes I'll be repairing it correctly someday down the road!


Suileeka said...

Ugh, that window is awful. We looked at a house last year where every single window had been replaced in the same fashion, complete with non-matching vinyl siding to fill in the gaps.

Kaligirl said...

Why in the world would anyone do such a thing to a window? Gross. I've been reading your blog and just wanted to say good work! I've got some more carpet to remove from my home...which I was dreading. But after seeing all the work you've been doing, it seems like nothing.

I noticed that some of your wood work isn't painted. I'm jealous! All my wood work has been painted over. That will be one of the biggest tasks I take on in this house and is something I want to do. But, it's on the back burner for now. Keep up the good work!