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DIY Farmhouse Window Trim
Keep in mind lumber prices my vary by region, and these lengths are for a standard size range of windows. Use your hammer and screwdriver or pry bar to remove the ugly trim.
Now add 1 more inch, this is the length you will cut 2 pieces of your 1×2’s. Add 7 inches to your measurement and cut a 1×4 board to that length. I like rustic, but still they need sanded, especially the ends. Clean your boards well, make sure all the dust is off. Cheese cloth, or a damp microfiber towel should do the trick. I assembled my top before painting using my Kreg Jig.
Wood glue will also work, but I like using my Kreg Jig. Glue together and clamp, or pound in a few finishing nails to hold in place.
Center your 1×4 that you cut for the bottom to your remaining 1×2, again there should be a 1/2″ overhang.
Paint all the boards in your trim color of choice.
After you’re done watching the paint dry, It’s time to put it all together! Line them up so the ends meet the top and bottom corner and nail in place.
Now take your assembled top and rest it on the two sides you just nailed in. For the bottom, push it up so it meets your sides and center.
Stand back and admire your new window. Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.