Today (well, actually yesterday but you get my drift) I painted the window in the breakfast nook white and DH said how crappy it looked.
Not my painting ability thankfully, but the brown/yellow foam insulation either side of the white plastic holding the 70/80's window in place and adding what could be called insulation, makes the window, to him, look 'off". We've had to screw the window closed to stop the top pane slamming down when it was opened and acting as a guillotine. Apparently my improvement makes the window look horrible - I admit I was sloppy painting over the foam.
So, to my mind the coat of white improved the window, but instead has persuaded DH that we do need to replace the window. I see a trip to my favorite salvage store in my future to match the window in the kitchen that I painted a couple of years ago and he said we needed to replace.
We spent time finding the correct wavy glass in the (old/new) frames. but if it makes him happy to get rid of a 'past it's prime' 70/80's window and salvage a window made of old growth wood with wavy glass? Then who am I to argue
Tomorrow I'm going to paint the kitchen window above the sink - fingers crossed he hates that one as much, it's a casement, is already failing and worse of all? It opens onto the back door so when it's open you have to open the door (inwards) and duck under the window to go down the stairs