Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Trimming the Windows

Good Morning! How are you doing today? I'm dragging a bit. I stayed up too late watching Notre Dame get crushed by Alabama. I kept hoping the Irish would rally, but no such luck.

My husband was at the game with my brother. I'd say that I felt sorry for him having to witness that atrocity in person, but he's been in the warm Miami sun for the past 3 days while I've been home in the freezing cold with 4 kids (one who's got the stomach flu) and a new puppy who needs LOTS of attention. So, I don't really feel bad for him :)

You can probably tell how tired I am by the pathetic title of this post, but I just couldn't come up with a creative way to describe window trim. Hopefully, the pretty pictures below will make up for the lackluster title.

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I would be leaving the inside trim of my family room windows stained. The windows have built-in grills that are stained wood, so I thought it made sense to have some of the inset trim matching it.

Here are some examples of what I had in mind...

                         Mackle Construction

These look as though they may be painted black, but it's the same idea.

Pottery Barn


via Houzz


The painters come on Thursday. I'm nervous/excited to see how it turns out. 

Have a great day!


  1. Wow, based on those pictures, there are some people living very large!!!

  2. Don't be nervous Carolyn, it's going to look beautiful!! Can't wait to see!!

  3. Ours are painted Urbane Bronze by SW - love them! You will be so glad you did it.

  4. I kept hoping the Irish would make a comeback too Carolyn...so sad. And yeah, I don't feel too bad for your husband either :)

    I love the look of the dark window frames with white walls....looks fantastic!

  5. OH-I bet you just can't wait to get that done. It is going to look so nice. I think you should take the opportunity while the work is going on to escape to Miami with a friend and leave Dad with the kids, the dog and the mess- just a thought- xo Diana

  6. I like the darker trim, the windows pop!

    I'm feeling so bad about ND but I know I have good company. Hope your son feels better soon. Have you posted pics of the new puppy that I may have missed?


  7. I can't wait to see how they turn out! these examples are gorgeous! :)

  8. I just love the contrast! Can't wait to hear how it all turns out.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  9. I noticed that too, @Sue! And for me, big windows are the most exciting to work wonders on. Any from the inspirations would honestly do for me. You just need to make some adjustments to harmonize it with the current interior design of your home, Carolyn. :] You’ve probably had this project done though. How did it go? -->Isaac

  10. Because of the built-in grills, it's definitely brilliant to keep the inside trims. Without it acting as borders, the windows would look awkward. It's more practical to keep it than to have to paint the sides again. Eugene@Roof Masters