Friday, June 7, 2013

Growlery Window No. 3

Yesterday I finished off the third window in the Growlery. It doesn't open. It was sized around an existing framed storm window I had. I like the look. It looks like a hole in the wall, a portal into nature rather a framed window.






















The old rimlock is a leftover from a door off a dilapidated shed. It was covered with layers of barn red and white lead paint. Looks pretty good now. A little rusty. The catch is a modern reproduction, probably from our friends in China. I scraped some of the paint off and laid it as a target where I piss in the garden. Aged it pretty well. I also have a set of very heavy hinges, which have not been urinated on. Yet.  

I think someday I may need to make a new Growlery door. I've been making sketches.

























7 comments:

George A said...

The ancient Romans used urine to whiten their teeth rather than to blacken metal--useful stuff.

Gunnar Berg said...

After I smoke cigars, Lorna has accused me of that.

George A said...

More recently, the Vikings used vats of urine, collected during the long winters indoors, to dye wool for their sweaters. I think the term "piss-brindle" originated at this point to describe the resulting color of the urine-treated fleece.

Gunnar Berg said...

I think Pissbrindle-102 was the Valspar code for the color we painted the downstairs bathroom. Nice color, doesn't show spots

George A said...

It might have been a Volvo paint color back in the '70s. I'm sure that was the color of our Priest's station wagon.

Silk Hope said...

Your new avatar is quite apropos.

Gunnar Berg said...

Ouch. I think.