I am so excited to share with you my secrets to creating character in our builder grade home. I’ve shared how I love all the millwork, but I wanted to focus on how we built up the frame of my Kitchen Window to give it character with DIY Craftsman style trim. This project all started because I wanted a beefier windowsill above my sink, and I wanted something prettier to look at while I did dishes. Now I’m addicted and I’ve added this style framing every change I get in every room in our home.
It really is so simple. My husband and I were knee deep in Kitchen renovation a couple years ago, when I mentioned I wanted to trim out the window he was less than thrilled to add yet another thing to his long renovation list, so I did it myself. Yep… you heard me. I looked at a couple inspiration photos and off I went. Here is a breakdown of all the lumber pieces I used to create this grandiose Craftsman Style focal point window. I simply applied each piece with our finish nailer, the secret to making this all look custom and great is caulking the edges to seal each piece together before you paint it. It probably took me about an hour start to finish, and years later it’s still one of my favorite projects. When people come into our home they nearly always comment on it… and I chuckle because it was so easy to do. How come its always the simple things that get the most attention it seems?