Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vintage Inspired Window Casing in the Dining Room

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It's beginning to feel like fall around here. School is back in session and the weather is getting cooler. Around here, I guess that means time for renovation. Last fall, we took on the master bath. This year, we are taking on the kitchen and the never-before-shown-on-the-blog entry/laundry room. Cabinets are ordered, and plans are in the works! 

In the meantime, we are updating some details in the dining room. These windows are going to get tricked out with new trim. Can you see the tiny trim in the very first photo in this post? Well, we are bulking that up with some old-school inspired casing ideas. We are using this pin as a general guide...


The plan is to treat the two windows as one, which means there will be long pieces of casing that span across both windows. I think this will add some much-need architectural interest, which was lacking with the wimpy builder-grade trim that was there previously.

Here's the hubster measuring and creating a template right on the wall. He's out in the garage cutting the pieces to fit the template. I'm so excited to see how it turns out. I'll keep you posted!


  1. These are similar to the casings I made for my shop windows. I didn't have the cap on the top. No mitres and look really nice!

  2. Love the plans for the new wood trim. It's going to look wonderful!Have a great weekend.xox A

  3. The window is going to look gorgeous. I cannot wait to see the finished project.

  4. Hi Amy! Love your ideas and designs, they are beautifully done. Is this a Manufactured Home? I hope so :) cuz I would love to copy some of these ideas in our own mfg home, too!

  5. LOVE that glass dome on the table - PLEASE, Amy... Share (soon!) with how its being used! xo

    1. The dining room has been our catch-all area during the kitchen reno, so it hasn't been photo worthy for quite some time! Hopefully, soon! Thanks for keeping me on track, Janet!


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