I had one more quick job to do at the brownstone featured in my previous post. A few years ago, I had etched a simple design onto the window panes of a door. One of the panes had to be replaced, so now it needed the design to match the other windows. I know it’s hard to see, but the design is missing on the top row, far left. I took the shot from the inside, looking out.
As luck would have it, I just happened to come across an
envelope with some of the left over Modellos™ I had used for this job,
just the previous week before I got the call to do these repairs! How often does that happen??? (never!)
I, personally, find glass etching very nerve racking! One mistake and you have totally ruined the glass and there is no turning back. So, as you can see, I taped and covered every piece of glass where I thought an accident may occur and hoped for the best.
Yay! You never really know if any of the etching cream seeped underneather the stencil until you pull it off… and then of course, it’s too late to do anything about it, but weep.
Hard to see, but here it is, fitting right in with all the other panes now. 🙂
The funniest thing that happened while I was working at this brownstone, was meeting this cute, little dog. It was Day 2, and apparently the dog sitter had come at some point and returned the dog to the house. The dog was not there the previous day, nor when I arrived this day. There are 5 floors to this brownstone, so I must have been up on floor 3, working on the ceiling and did not hear them come in. Well, when I was going downstairs to do the glass etching, this little dog pops out of the home office to greet me! At first I nearly had a heart attack, but once I recovered she/he seemed genuinely concerned for my well being and just followed me all about.