For now I will continue to tackle projects like this Modern Farmhouse Window Trim on my weekends. Considering I have had a cold/cough for three weeks that just won’t go away, I was surprised when I woke up Saturday with a considerable amount of motivation.
I’ve been waiting to do this project until we made some progress on our attic remodel.
I am a visual learner, and while I can follow written directions well, I feel so much more confident when I can actually have a model of something in front of me. So to conceptualize this project I took a close look at our custom framed windows to break down the structure. I love the custom farmhouse feel that our downstairs windows have, so I was happy to recreate this look.
Plus Farmhouse Window Trim is the perfect excuse to make your own Roman Shades. I promise, you will never want to cover your windows with curtain rods and drapes again.
I couldn’t find anything thin, and I didn’t want to use a 1×2, so this was a bit of a struggle.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial of how I installed a simple DIY Farmhouse Window Trim.
I did consider ripping it down an inch or two., but I decided I liked the look of the wide 1×4, and that there was plenty of room to put a plant on there! To get the length of the stool I held a vertical 1×4 on either side of the window and marked the outer edge.
Once I cut the 1×4 to length I centered it on the window and marked a line where it would need to be notched. Using a miter saw is a bit difficult for making a notch like this, but I was able to get it by putting a spacer block in front of the 1×4 so the whole blade didn’t hit the board. Take a scrap piece of wood, or the board you will be cutting and hold it across the top of the window. Once the header is held where you want it, simply mark the bottom of it on either side of the window. Step Three: Start Nailing your Modern Farmhouse Window Trim Pieces into Place Starting with the decorative nosing piece (the one that sits directly above the side casings and below the header) I measured from the top outer edge of each side piece, and added an inch so that it would overhang a half an inch.
I cut the nosing to size and using the brad nailer I nailed it through the top and into the side casings. Following the exact same process as I did for the header, I measured from the bottom outer edge of each side piece to get the apron length.
I have yet to complete this step, as I wanted to wait to get the crown molding in place and better assess how much space I have to spare. Check out how I built this adorable Wooden Book Bin for my nephew, or how I transformed this old window into a Wedding Seating Chart!