Well, it’s on to the last of the items previous renters and owners had added to the window.
It’s two plastic pieces, which look to be clips for blinds…
…and a metal piece, which could also be from the blinds.
Both of those were easy to remove (with the manual screw driver).
Then there are two of these things.
I’m not sure what they are, but they weren’t easy to remove. They’re also fairly small and already painted over a few times, so I’m temped to leave them, and they’ll blend in. No one’s the wiser, except you for reading about it here 🙂
The bad thing about the items I removed, is that they had used anchors!
What kind of blinds need anchors into the window frame?! I tried prying one out with a screw driver, but wasn’t successful at getting it out. I might just end up painting over them or trying to cut them with a knife.
And then there are the two from behind the metal piece…which are directly in the metal window frame.
WHY?! Please don’t!! I can’t repair the metal frame. While it bothers me that so much was screwed into the wood moulding around the windows, that’s easy to repair with some filler and a coat of paint. The metal frame doesn’t get painted, so there’ll always be two holes in it. So please don’t do this to your house!
On the up side, I got a goody-bag out of the deal.
Behold, all the pieces and screws that came off of the window! Even with a few small things left behind, it’s still been a successful mission.