Return to the Master bedroom!

I’m back working on our master bedroom this week! I put it on hold after I gave up on two ideas I had been working on. The first being shutters to put on a faux window. I was not able to find the right size in used shutters and custom were more than I wanted to spend. I even looked into a company that sold shutter kits. The price was better, but still more than I wanted to pay, especially with a no refund policy. I also nixed the wall of drapes. After thinking it over I felt it would be to heavy for our smaller master bedroom. It was at this point I decided to just build the faux window to see if I would even like it!

faux window I started by building a frame using 1×3’s for the sides, top and sill.

faux window 3 After the frame was secure I added molding. It was not an exact make, but similar enough so you can not tell the difference.

IMG_5621 After the molding was attached I filled in the nail holes with spackle.

IMG_5623 This stuff is fool proof! It goes on pink and turns white when it is dry. Brilliant!

IMG_5625 Next step was to sand everything smooth. Make sure to wipe off the dust with a tack cloth or damp rag before you begin painting.
IMG_5624 I have always used Behr pure white eggshell finish for all my moldings in the house.

faux 5 Here is the finished product! I am so glad I just went for it. This project has been in my head for so long. Its cool to see it actually made! Sometimes this is how I do things (the impulsive part of the blog name). I have to see something in place before my next move. It is like changing furniture placement in your home. I physically need to move the furniture to see if I would like it in a new spot.

faux 4 Now I can center the bed on this wall and it will not look unbalanced. I am jazzed to keep going! I have a couple of ideas of how to really make it look like a window. Can’t wait to share them with you!

 

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