This year, like many others, spending more time at home has us finally beginning our DIY home renovation projects that we’ve been talking about for years!
Our current home was built in 2006 and we purchased it pre-owned in 2017. Why a pre-owned home, you ask? I thought you were a New Construction specialist? Why wouldn’t you buy a brand new home?
Because …. I’m also a Designer (Insert all the high fives!!)
The deal we were able to get on our home was just too good to pass up. It has great bones and structurally we didn’t want to change a thing. My vision for style renovations included flooring, walls, bathrooms, stairs, kitchen and our formal dining and let me just say – all we’ve managed to do so far is paint the walls!
Life happens, right?
Then 2020 happened and we decided to get this show on the road!
Two of my favorite features in our home are the 6 large windows and 30 ft tall ceilings in the family room. Considering this is the center of our home, we decided this room was a great place to start! We have an open floor plan and both the morning and evening natural light coming through really makes the whole space so beautiful. It was time to eliminate our existing window treatments and really maximize all of the light coming in.
We decided the best way to maximize the these windows was trim work. Adding custom moldings has created such a classy look! ….and when I get the itch to change things up again ( which I will ) I can add wooden shades, roman shades or have picture windows installed ( they’re on ‘the list’) which will provide an element of new, without taking away from my husband’s beautiful work.
Did I mention that our projects are DIY and the DIY is me seeing and him doing? I sure do love him 😉
We used a combination of 1×2’s, 1×3’s, 1×4’s, and 1×6 pieces of pine trim boards to create the moldings. The pine trim added a little craftsman, a little modern, and – a lotta pretty! To get the crisp, clean finish that I was looking for we painted with Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW7005).
I could not be more in love with these windows! This was such a fun project to start with ( no more ladder work ) and has motivated us to continue going! We are excited to share our renovation projects on the blog as we move through them and we hope you follow along!
Warning: it will be long, it will be messy, but it will be fun!