Shades of Grafton #15 – Corrugated Iron Tops

Ludwig’s Monday Window

I have been able to get around town and gather a few more, plus I saw some I’ll have to go back for.

This looks like it has been a recent DYI repair. The flashing tape at the back gives it away

Tastefully restored and retained, even though the windows are aluminum. I like the brackets. I’ll have to try for a side on photo

Another recent restoration. You can see what I mean about the flashing at the rear of the shade. Just plain brackets but the angle is rather sharp. You would have to be sitting down to sticky beak at the neighbours

Ordinary. Nothing flash. They look like a shed job many years ago well restored. I think the owners were in the army, maybe the Q-Store and had some left over paint, if you know what I mean lol

Shades of Grafton #14 – Fancy Brackets

Ludwig’s Monday Window

On the weekend I drove around one of the more affluent parts of Grafton looking for some window shades. I was disappointed that many houses didn’t have any or they were removed for aluminum windows that were installed. A lot of the old houses had been either modernised or demolished and big brick houses built.

I did find quite a number that still survived and there were some had been repaired and updated with new tops and painted brackets.

The tops on these shades need replacing. The brackets are so good. I have no idea what is happening with the windows though

These are quite simple with a good paint scheme and vertical supports

What a statement these shades make

Much like the shades above just a bit chunkier

Shades of Grafton #13 – DYI Repairs

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

These window shades look they may have had home repairs (I apologise if a builder actually worked on these).

At least they have retained the decorative brackets but they are in need of a bit of TLC

I really think this one is a shed job. They old supports have partially been retained for the Dad designed brackets. Fancy scroll work is just too hard.

Shades of Grafton #12 – Modern style

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

I will have to look for more of the newer types (read 1960’s 1970’s) like these few I have found or even newer would be astounding!

Along came aluminum, gone are the decorative side panels and brackets. See how these brackets are a different angles for the size of the window shade. I would have thought the heat from the bricks would get trapped under the shade. Maybe that’s why the brackets are skinny.

Emulating the older bullnose iron style. Again, maybe the height helps with not getting heat trapped.
The older one on the building opposite will be along soon, maybe next post

These are the first newer window shades I photographed.

The one and only tiled one I have found. I love the brackets. I didn’t notice the one in the background so will have to try to find this one again.

Shades of Grafton #16 – Scalloped tin shades

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

Continuing on with my theme for Monday Windows of window shades. This week I am showcasing the most prevalent type of shade in Grafton I have found so far, the tin ones with scalloped edges.

These are a classic example, plain with decorative edging

I wasn’t aware that the shades came in different sizes as most are for stock standard window sizes of the early to mid 20th Century. The window has been replaced with aluminum but they retained the shade

Same house, different sized (replaced) window. Both shades need a bit of TLC

The scallops on these are bigger than others I have found. Looks like the Morning Glory (a pest weed here as it grows rampant) is going to take over the house. Again a bit of house love might see a different looking window although I find those burglar preventative window screens are quite ugly.

A trio of happy shades

The shade on the front of the house has it’s fancy scallops on the top rather than around the edges

Shades of Grafton #15 – refurbished

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

This weeks shades have all had a make over. I like how these home owners kept the window shade but went for an economical repair by having the roof extend as part of the shade. I like the tulip design on the slats. Pity the wooden window was replaced with aluminum. At least they kept the top windows of coloured glass.

These have to be the chunkiest shades. A basic owner built shades I am guessing. I like how the rear slat extends to the bottom of the window frame giving a nice arc.

Wonderful old tin scalloped shades which are so prevalent around Grafton. These have been restored and repainted in the original colours. The scalloped tin shades are either red or green on the outside of the shades I have found.

You can tell this is a new refurbishment due to the use of mini-orb corrugated iron. All very clean and neat.

I spoke to the couple who own this over one-hundred years old house who were doing some renovations to their front fence. They love the look of the shades and the feel of their house which is such a lovely cottage. These shades have been fixed and painted and the plain tin of the shade is next on the wash down and repaint job list.

Shades of Grafton #14 – Well looked after

Ludwig’s Monday Window – December 12

Compared to last week lot, these windows and shades are well looked after. I like the differences in the timber window shade brackets.

These have a long slightly arched wooden bracket.

A small bracket but I don’t understand why they are painted different to the rest of the window shade frame. The green corrugated iron looks fairly new.

The holding bracket has been incorporated into the frame. Very clean and tidy looking house.

Some good looking green metal scalloped shades

Shades of Grafton #13 – In need of love

Ludwig’s Monday Window

In my series of windows and their shades, I have shown many styles of window shade. One thing that I am also finding is the poor unfortunate shades that haven’t been looked at let alone loved for many years.

As most of these shades have been found walking around town, I have Squared them for Becky and her #WalkingSquares

I love the scalloped shades. These are on a church building. I hope they can fix them before it’s too late

The windows and the garden looked a treat. Pity no one has looked up

On a first floor window so it doesn’t look like this one will be seen to anytime soon

Everything is very much the worse for wear, even the house next door, but lovely painted scallops

One of the classic designs around Grafton. This one has great structure just needs the top seen to before it all falls apart

Shades of Grafton #11 – More pretty shades

Ludwig’s Monday Window – November 21

This old house has been given the treatment. Even the fancy decorations on the front gutter corners. I love these shades, the original craftsman gave his all for this design.