So, because I got this apartment so quickly, there were a few things that had to be done after I moved in, which I don't mind a bit. Plus, the inquisitive side of me has liked getting to watch and learn while "G", my landlord, tears things apart. :-)
My breakfast nook had windows that were painted shut . . .
The windows with the trim torn off and the windows out.
Being a very old home, each window has a pulley system with a long weight on either side like this one to keep the windows open and closed. Cool, huh?!
The rope on the weight on this side had broken, but the lath and plaster that they used to fill the walls before sheetrock and plaster is very hard and a bear to break through. I suggested "G" make a small hole right about where the weight would be tied to the rope and string a new rope in there. "G" liked that idea and thought I was pretty smart. A guy taking my advice on a man's project! Woo hoo! I felt pretty cool. ;-)
My sweet breakfast nook, repainted, working windows and ready for a little decoration. I have some ideas but am also kind of enjoying the simplicity and cleanliness of the bright white.
The table has an enamel top. I picked it up at a flea market for $30 and the chair was a Craigslist buy for $10. They were a perfect fit here!
Well, enjoy your weekend! I'm off to the fair tonight and an elephant ear is in my future!