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DIY Window Frame In A Snap!

DIY Window Frame In A Snap!

You’ve got a boring room, and you want to give it some depth and make it feel cozier? A simple change like a DIY window frame project, can make such a big difference. This is a DIY upgrade for your space that can be done so easily!

I’m going to give you the simple step-by-step, so you can have this done by the end of the day.

DIY Window Frame

Materials for the window frame-

1 x 4 Primed MDF or pine boards (enough to cover the full distance around the window

1 x 6 primed MDF boards (for the sill/bottom piece of the window)

White caulking

Wood Filler or Spackle

Paint of choice (I used Simply White in a semi-gloss enamel paint.. I had leftover from the bathroom shiplap)

Tools Needed-

Jigsaw or multi-tool

Chop saw

Brad nail gun

Let’s take this bare window and make her pretty!

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of a window in a living room.

The Easy Steps to make your frame

Measure the top of your window, cut your first piece of 1×4 MDF and attach with brad nails

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of a window being framed in a living room.

Next, measure the bottom of your window and add 3.5 inches to the length for each side. The total will be your length.

For your end cutouts, you’ll cut 3.5 inches in (which is the width of the 1×4 boards that will butt up against it) and the depth of the window.

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of piece of wood with measurements on it.

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of a piece of wood.

Make your cuts and attach to the window with brad nails.

Next, you’ll measure the distance between the top of the window ledge and the top of the board at the top of the window. Cut 2 boards and nail them up to the sides of the window.

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of framed window in a living room.
DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of framed window in a living room.

The final piece is the bottom board, which will be the same length as the window sill board. Attach underneath the window.

Fill nail holes with wood filler or spackle. Caulk around all pieces and areas where boards join. Paint boards and inside the window sill to match.

Done!

DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of framed window in a living room.
DIY Window Frame by popular San Diego DIY blog, Domestic Blonde: image of framed window in a living room.

This makes the room feel so cozy and fresh. Also, check out my post on the DIY board and batten wall in this room

DIY Window Frame In A Snap!

Have fun!

XOXO,

DIY Window Frame In A Snap!

Have you done a DIY window frame before? What DIY project are you currently working on? Let me know in a comment below!

DIY Window Frame In A Snap!

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