While I had already started preparing the window castings yesterday, they still needed to be glazed prior to installation. I got onto that job this evening and glued the castings into the apertures with some super tacky glue, the type scrapbookers use. I find this white glue (which doesn’t smell anything like PVA although it looks almost exactly like PVA) holds castings like the Grandt Line windows securely while the glue goes off. It’s available at Spotlight or from the internet. A US brand is Aileen’s Super Tacky Glue but there are plenty of cheap generics available.
Why did I make the door green? I was once watching one of those home renovation programs and the interior designer who was decorating the house had placed a beautiful antique side board into an ultra modern interior. You know the sort of thing: white walls, huge glass windows and three pieces of furniture that make a bed of nails look comfortable. Anyway the theory was that an extremely modern interior could support a single, beautiful antique as a sort of stylistic contrast. On a building that is essentially covered in natural, dun shades, I feel that one small square of “primary” colour works as a counterpoint. That weathered green door is my antique. Well that’s my theory and I’m sticking to it 🙂