Put a window in it

If we had a mantra (a la Portlandia’s “put a bird on it“) it would be a close tie between “paint it white” and “put a window in it”. In the case of the workshop, we’re doing both. You see the hole right there… we put a window in it.

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The basement has two subterranean window openings that are protected by metal grates. They were boarded up, but not bricked over like the windows on the first floor, making this a really easy and inexpensive way to add some natural light to the space.

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Remove the board…

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Put a window in it…

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Except when we removed the board, we discovered a small jungle of weeds and trash.

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A little clean up and three bags of rock made this a much better view.

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It’s not enough light to work by, but it makes a huge difference when you hit the bottom of the steps.

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That’s it. Just an easy, simple “put a window in it” project.

6 thoughts on “Put a window in it

  1. Not going to lie its pretty easy to picture you both doing the bird skit but with windows. “Have a old firehouse that needs to be a home, put a window in it!” Haha

  2. My brain didn’t go ‘Portlandia.’ I read ‘Paint it white, put a window in it’ and all of a sudden Bruno Mars is stuck in my head.

    stop, wait a minute
    paint it white, put a window in it
    take a pic, put it up
    there’s a drinking game, get your cup!

    Annnnd then I curse out my work for constantly playing Top 40 so I actually know all the words to Uptown Funk.

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