All Trimmed Up

While Charlie and I were away for a week Sug’s carpenter came to the house to install window trim on the last 3 untrimmed windows.

Before — the untrimmed window.
The trim still needs to be painted.

The round windows in both the conservatory and master bathrooms now have extension jambs and trim.

Before — the window is untrimmed in the master closet.
After — the trimmed window only needs paint.

He also trimmed up the window in our not-yet-completely finished walk-in closet.

I have yards of cotton voile that might work just fine.

My next step is to make curtains for the closet window.  This window faces the street so needs window coverings for privacy.

Do you prefer curtains, shades, blinds, or nothing at all at your windows?



Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “All Trimmed Up”

  1. What wonderful things to see upon your return home. I prefer curtains but kept the slatted blinds that were here when I moved in, at least on most of the windows. The only ones I let down at times are the ones over the living room picture window. I have curtains on all the windows.

    1. The round trim with special jambs in the shower were tricky to install. We let an experienced carpenter do the job. It involved epoxy among other items.

      1. It turned out great, it’s the intricate cuts that makes that round trim so beautiful. It makes such a nice difference. It take a smart person to decide what not to DIY. gj 🙂

  2. It must feel good to have those windows trimmed out! I understand the need for curtains in the closet, and I like the voile idea because light will still come in, yet eyes can’t see in. For most of our house, I seldom draw curtains, even though we’re on a corner. The bedrooms have bottom-up/top-down cellular shades that remain mostly closed.

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