Framing a Window with Molding
Who decides to start a bathroom remodel before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!?!?
… WE do!.. lol.
In the future… I’m gonna go ahead and say… “It’s probably NOT the best idea.” ha!
I already feel like this “bathroom project” has been draaaagging on…
when really, we’ve only worked on it about 3 times… but have just had to keep pushing our
“plans for finishing portions of it” to the side… due to all the crazy-ness of the holidays and such.
Any-hoo… I thought I would at least show you the small bits that we have finished, to keep you updated on our progress! And our framed window, above our tub, was what we worked on last 🙂
So, as you can see here in this picture… we’ve got the 1×3 inch wood planks up on the two walls, on either side of the tub.
We knew we wanted to do that FIRST… so that when we put up the chunky frame around the window, we wouldn’t have to worry about working around the frame… and could just set molding on top of the wood slats.
Later I’ll go in, and sand it down, and fill in the gap, to make it look like one piece.
Okay… so as soon as your base is in place… you can start doing the fun stuff 🙂
This is when you need to establish what kind of molding and framing technique you want to use on your window.
I have gotten a LOT of my inspiration from this great book I picked up at Lowe’s for about $20 bucks.
I felt like it was a little bit of a splurge, at the time… but once I got home and REALLY sat down with it, and flipped through the pages, I realized how quickly my $20 dollars turned into an investment.
There are a LOT of great rooms, molding ideas, and designs in this book that I’m pulling from, for areas of my own home! Definitely worth the $$$.
Okay… so I know this isn’t the greatest picture in the world, but here is the photo, in my book, that I’m pulling my inspiration from, for my bathroom window.
I love the simplicity of it. Although we’re not going “beachy” in OUR bathroom… I think that this frame type would work well for LOTS of different design styles!
My Dad had the brilliant idea to actually nail the piece of brick molding to the boards FIRST… so that we only had to make our 45 degree angle cuts, ONCE… instead of twice… for each set of boards.
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