I’m getting close to painting the dining room. I’ve narrowed my colors down to these few:
Obviously, dining room paint is imminent, so I needed to trim out this window and sliding door:
I looked online for how-tos, but I didn’t find anything specific for trimming out raw windows and doors, so I made up my own procedure. The hardest part was making the sill. I had never used a router before, but, surprise! (That’s sarcasm. It wasn’t a surprise.) I’m awesome at it.
I ripped down some one-by-twos with my jigsaw to fit the inside around the window. (Yes, a table saw totally would have been the proper tool, but I don’t have one of those.) (Also, I really like having fingers and I feel like a table saw might try to take those away from me.)
Then I just had to put on the outside trim. I’m pretty good at that now, after trimming out my hallway.
I followed the same basic procedure for my sliding door except I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do at the bottom. (Doors don’t have window sills. Because they’re doors.) So I just pretended to know what I was doing and made it look pretty.
They came out great, right? The sliding door has built in blinds, but I started thinking about what I wanted to do with the kitchen window. I decided that 2 inch wood blinds would look awesome. Hey, guess what?
There’s not enough space to mount 2 inch blinds. Obviously, this was the perfect time to figure this out. You’ve heard of pre-planning? This would be its much less effective cousin post-planning. I’m going to try to avoid post-planning in the future because it leads to this:
Psycho that I am, I ripped off all of my newly installed trim to build a deeper window frame. And if I found no useful how-tos on trimming out a normal window the normal way, you can bet I found zero tutorials on this craziness…
I think I may be the first person to ever trim a window like this. I am an innovator! I am a problem solver! I am freaking brilliant!
I tried to check myself into a window treatment center, but they said that’s not what they do there. Little bit misleading…