to frame in (nearly) all of my 34 windows is three steps closer, my friends.
And what a change it hath made. So very simple, so very easy to do (anyone else hear "Yan Can Cook" in that last phrase?), relatively cheap. . .
and I've got a whole new feel to my boudoir.
Here's the windows before I got to work.
I would like to take this opportunity to cuss myself out for wasting the time and the completely frustrating energy on hanging a curtain rod, only to take it down and put it up higher to clear the molding. (self: dang you.)
So, in keeping to my own personal code of not giving a hoot about molding's original purposes, I used some purty baseboard for the tops, baseboard for the bottoms, and some cheap cheap casing for the sides.
Got to keep project costs down, of course. And hey, I like casing, just not all the way around every.single.thing in the house.
And as usual, I used back-cut pieces to make those gorgeous corners.
(this is me being lazy showing you my living room window corners since I have no daylight anymore for a shot in here. And why didn't I clean up the spackle before taking this shot?? It'll haunt me to my grave.)
Now, I'm gonna level with ya. My dad cuts those pieces for me. It's not that I can't do it or I'm sceered; no. It would just go something like this:
"Okay. . . um. . . let's see here. . . I cut it on a 45. . . oh wait the other 45. . . and then I um, check the specs on the rotary girder. . . "
I don't know what to say. My brain has a thick candy shell. Plus, it takes my dad like 30 seconds to cut them instead.
And voila; we're done, man.
(please forgive my totally craptacular window-picture taking skills; dang you exposure!)
Honest to goodness, cheap and easy, and a whole new look.
Not me, the room. Geez.