Our house was built in the 60s. Right about when "they" decided it was an awesome idea to use hollow fake wood interior doors, thin molding - on the baseboards only, and salmon tubs, tile, oh, and toilets. Yes, I have one upstairs to prove it. Needless to say, our windows have zippy charm. Other than a little sill (and I mean little), there's nothing going on.
Lucky for me, my husband's getting pretty handy with a nail gun these days and decided to tackle this project. The super wide molding look wasn't really going to work with our wimpy sills (well, without a much more complicated project on our hands). So we decided to just do some basic molding. First we measured how much the sill came out on each side, and knew we couldn't buy molding any wider than that. A quick trip to Lowes and it was time to get started.
Paul cut the side pieces first and nailed them up.
Then Paul caulked (yes, he caulks too - I got me a winner, ladies!;)...
Then it was time for the new shades (also purchased at Lowes).
My favorite is how they look at night. The windows are so pretty, I don't know why we always covered them up with blinds and curtains before!
Hard to believe what 15 minutes will do! We went from zero character....