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DIY Farmhouse style Window Frames Tutorial

These Farmhouse style window frames are a great way to decorate our home, fun to style and so easy to make it. learn how to make yours right here!
Keyword farmhouse decor, window frame craft, window frame decor
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Drying Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1
Cost 20

Equipment

  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Kreg Jig pocket holes tool kit

Ingredients

Pinewood boards:

    Large Window Frame.

    • 2 X - 18mm x 34mm x 800mm
    • 2 X - 18mm x 34mm x 632mm
    • 1 X - 18mm x 18mm x632mm
    • 4 X - 18mm x 18mm x 357mm

    Small Window Frames.

    • 4 X - 18mm x 34mm x 600mm
    • 4 X - 18mm x 34mm x 332mm
    • 2 X - 18mm x 18mm x332mm
    • 4 X - 18mm x 18mm x 257mm

    General materials

    • Flat straight braces.
    • Wood glue
    • Flat corner braces optional
    • Screws size depends on the boards you use
    • Wood Stain I used diluted latex paint 50-50
    • White latex paint
    • Sandpaper
    • Cotton cloth
    • Brushes
    • Plastic or paper plates
    • Plastic sheet for protection
    • Measuring tape

    Instructions

    • Firstly prepare your working space and sand slightly your wood boards to remove any imperfections and possible splinters.
    • Present pieces to make sure all the pieces fit as planned.
    • Draw your marks for pocket holes and center marks as follow:
    • All lines should meet when you present the pieces. This will ensure that when you drill the screws everything will fit.
    • Using your keg-jig or your favorite pocket hole tool, make the pocket holes that you marked.
    • I didn’t make the pocket holes on the internal boards because I thought it might break my boards so I went for the frame boards even though it created a small carve on the edges. But when I hung it it’s not visible at all.
    • Once done with the pocket holes, it’s time assemble the frames.
    • Start with the frame drilling your screws in and then fit the inner pieces. Use glue to secure each piece better.
    • I used a flat straight brace to secure inner pieces joints.
    • Your first window frame is finished. Now create the other 2 if you are making my setup.
    • The next step is painting your frames.
    • Stain the frames first. I created my own stain mixing latex paint and water 1:1 ratio. I used the brown I love you can use your favorite stain.
    • Apply the stain and then rub it with a cotton cloth.
    • Let them dry for a couple hours.
    • Then using your white latex paint, apply dry brush technique to create the rustic farmhouse style.
    • Dry brushing is super easy. You can check out my blog post where I share the full detailed step-by-step.
    • But for now, pour a little bit of paint on a plastic plate.
    • Then very gently dab the tip of your dry paintbrush into the paint and dabbed it on a piece f paper or paper towel to remove excess paint.
    • You want to keep the tip of your paintbrush slightly wet but not oversaturated with paint, so I suggest starting off with just a tiny bit of paint and adding more as you get comfortable with the technique.
    • Use short, quick brush strokes in both directions (along the wood grain and across them) to give it a textured and accent the wood lines.
    • When you finished each frame let them dry for a couple more hours.
    • Now you need to sand your pieces. Here there’s no perfect spot. Sand as much as you need to get the look you want or like. As I mentioned I might sand mine some more to revel more base color so it stands out more from the wall. So be free, be creative.
    • Now the last step is amounting them and hang them.
    • I decided to place the large frame on top of the smaller ones.
    • On the back, drill some screws to secure the position you want your frames to stay.
    • Take advantage of the spaces behind boards to screw your hooks. I set them facing the same directions so it would be easier to hang.
    • Now just pick your perfect spot and hang it away!!!