I’m constantly looking for ways to add more character and dimension to my cookie-cutter tract home. I love adding things that make a home stand out and be different. I also love when it’s as cheap and easy as this DIY farmhouse window trim. My kitchen window underwent a dramatic makeover last year when I removed this dated valance and placed a light and airy roman shade. But I kept thinking that it was missing something. It looked unfinished to me. Finally it hit me. It needed some sort of frame or trim around it. I didn’t know if it would be possible (since I already have backsplash by my window that I didn’t plan on removing) but I decided to try it anyway and I’m so happy with the results! What you’ll need to create your very own farmhouse window:
- 4 – 1-5/8 x 1/2 Wood (length depending on the size of your window) (A)
- 2 – 1-1/4 x 1/2 Wood(B)
- Nail gun or hammer
- Brad nails
Here is what the window looked like before:
Measure and cut the wood to the sizes you need. Lightly sand any rough edges.
Place one piece of wood (A) on either side of the window. Make sure the wood is level by using your level. Once satisfied that it’s in the right place, use your nail gun to nail in place.
Repeat Step 2 on the other side of the window.
I chose to create my own top moulding rather than buying an ornate top piece. I think this way keeps it simple, clean, and really gives it that farmhouse feel I was going for.
To do this, place the smaller piece of wood (B) on top of the two side pieces so that it creates a shelf-like base for the top of the trim. Level and nail in place.
Place wood (A) flush on top of the previous wood (B). Level and nail in place.
Place another smaller piece (B) on top of wood (A) so that it creates almost like a sandwich. Level and nail in place.
Place the final wood (A) on the top. Level and nail in place.
Paint whatever color you desire. Traditionally, a farmhouse window is white. I chose to use a semi-gloss white paint since this window is in my kitchen and it will be easier to clean.
Here is the final result:
So much better, right? I absolutely love it and love the vibes it gives my kitchen.
And there you have it! Your very own farmhouse window. Easy-peasy! It’s amazing what a little wood and paint can do right? This is exactly what this window needed. What do you guys think? Will you be trying this on all of your windows?