Garden Edging For Waterproof Molding and Window Sills

I needed something that would hold up to my always sweating windows when my wooden window sills were totally shot. I found some half-inch thick, slightly bendable plastic garden edging in my garage that the previous owner had left. I simply measured my window sills then cut the garden edging with my jig-saw, then caulked and tacked it into place under my windows.

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I also needed a durable molding for the wall behind my kitchen sink. I used the same stuff and hung up Dollar Store 12 inch pre-stick floor tiles that have a pattern of light, med and dark "wood" diamonds. These tiles look just like woven/parquet wood. I stuck these wood-look vinyl floor tiles behind the brown plastic "molding" on the wall. The brown (garden edging) molding looks amazing with the fake-wood tiles. I also put the same tiles under my (always dripping) picture windows in my craft room.

It looks like I have fancy wood inlayed on my walls. It may sound like a strange color choice, but I painted my walls a "peanut butter" or caramel color and it looks amazing with the fake wood and brown (garden edging) molding! The Dollar Store tiles were 3 for a dollar, the paint was "oops" paint at only $5 a gallon and the garden edging "molding" was free. You can't beat that price for a quickie fix-up!

By Cyinda from Seattle

April 3, 20080 found this helpful

What an innovative soltion. But you really should have someone in to check why your windows are always weeping. If the moisture is rotting your windowsills it's rotting something else. Could be your roof

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What an innovative soltion. But you really should have someone in to check why your windows are always weeping. If the moisture is rotting your windowsills it's rotting something else. Could be your roof

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April 3, 20080 found this helpful

I can't picture it, but it sounds interesting. If you can describe this or upload a photo image, it would help. Mary

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April 5, 20080 found this helpful

My windows are always weeping because they are SINGLE paned. It's like a pop can that sweats in the summer. It's cold outside & warm inside, which makes them sweat. (or so I've been told) They say I need to tack up sheets of plastic outside the windows to make them more like "double-paned".

* I don't have a picture, but as far as the garden edging/window sill/molding, just imagine a piece of hard brown plastic (about 4" wide x 1/2" thick) that resembles simple wood molding. The tiles for the backslash look like a wood diamond "parquet".

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