Learn how to bulk up the trim around your windows for a beautiful farmhouse look! Wow, you guys… what a huge difference $10 in lumber and an afternoon of painting can make!!
We only have one tiny, little window in our bedroom, so I knew from the start of this makeover that I wanted to make it as big and beautiful as I could.
I think I was going for clean and modern at the time we installed it originally, but now it just feels bland and cheap to me.
Awhile back, I saw my sweet friend, Donna, beef up the trim in her bathroom, and she made it look super easy. I tried with all my might to get the existing window sill out, but it didn’t want to budge.
After nearly smashing the window with a hammer while trying to pry the darn board out, I decided it could stay and I’d work around it. I set the 1 x 4’s right on top of the sill and secured them to the wall with my brad nailer. I made this board even with the outer edge of the side trim pieces (33.5″) and nailed it into the wall. I added 1″ to the apron length (34.5″) and cut a 1 x 2 to sit on top of the side trim pieces.
I cut a board to fit over and around the edges of the sill, adding about another 2″ of depth and 1″ of length. I did have to remove and re-install the hook for our lace curtains about an inch over to the left, but that was no big deal.