~greenhouse play continues~

So the play (oh what the heck this is work in 100 degree weather) on the greenhouse continues.  Mr. Sweetie moved the stacked brick off the greenhouse to the fence line and I started to create the flower bed outline but ran out of steam.  Also I pulled up part of the brick walkway leading to the greenhouse so Mr. Sweetie can make the walkway flat.  I prefer bumpy walkways that you break your neck on.....a perfectionist (him) versus fly by the seat of my pants(me).  Maybe next weekend these projects will be finished with a flat walkway and the hydrangeas will  have a home in the ground. 

Lady Butterbug

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Stacey said...

Karla, my husband and I have been looking at the pictures of your greenhouse. I have two questions for ya. How did you find all those windows the same size? How are you sealing the weather out? I love the look of the old windows and would love to do the same thing.

By the way, we went on the big pond tour that we have here in Central Oklahoma yesterday. We've also been working in the yard in that heat. When the mood strikes you just have to!

Karla at Home said...

Hi Stacey,

I acquired the old windows from a friend of mine...they came from a downtown building. They weren't exactly the same size so I cut the larger ones to the size of the smaller ones.(about an inch difference) This is the second greenhouse I've built. The first windows I purchased for $6 a piece at a renovation/recycle store. This greenhouse is approimately 10x12 taking 27 windows plus a door. I'm making leaded windows from old glass for the front and back gable windows. We're using the house for storage more than a greenhouse so making it weather tight is not a top priority. I found on the first greenhouse I didn't set the heater very often (too cold to get out there and turn it on). If you Google old window greenhouses you will see several houses to get ideas. http://brabournefarm.blogspot.com/ has several interesting buildings shown. I love her blog. If I can help you in any other way just let me know. Thanks, Karla

Deb said...

I showed my husband your greenhouse....I'm keeping my eye out for windows....

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Karla....It does feel like work when it is 100 degrees outside! My husband is the same way in making something as perfect as it can get. Your brick walkway is going to look darling when it is done!~Hugs, Patti

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This is just stunning! Now I want one;)! I will have to get hubby to take a peek!

I also am in love with your kitchen! I have a major case of cottage-itis...I really really want one!

I am soooo excited to have found your blog! I look forward to following along! I am adding you to my blog roll!