Lots of people have asked us if we have a pattern to make these windows. Now we do!
We’ve made easy for you to DIY your own window frame using our woodworking pattern that you can enlarge and take to a local print shop. Check our handmade home decor collection and see what’s new in our Snazzy Shop!
Because I don’t have the full-on farmhouse going on here, I pick and choose farmhouse elements that blend well with my existing decor. I like to call it “refined” farmhouse. One of those must-have decor elements that I can’t stop thinking about? That awesome Fixer Upper cathedral window frame, Joanna must have found it in architectural salvage — and I’m sure she paid a pretty penny.
But I didn't need a headboard. I just wanted one small enough for our mantel. And I soon discovered they are sooo hard to find.
As I continued searching online I came across this article and I loved how Laura personalized her window frame with her own finish. Since our mini fireplace makeover underway I thought now would be a perfect time to do something similar, but I wanted to actually cut the frame ourselves to perfectly fit our mantel.
DIY Gothic Window Frame
and, it's reversible!
I looked up the actual window for sale by Magnolia Home, and upon deeper inspection I could see that theirs is made of plywood. I wanted a much larger version than what I could buy online, so here is what we created:
- Oversized: Mine is designed to fit my mantel -- 40" x 48".
- Reversible: The result is a reversible window frame with a different finish on both sides.
- It's Our Own Creation: We sketched this up ourselves! Much of the art in our home is our own creation :)
Version one...more wood grain with a subtle white wax (from Annie Sloan):
Version two...when you flip it you reveal the lighter, whitewashed version which more subtle against the newly painted stone fireplace):
You can see from our wood markings, measuring was a bit tricky. And we had to teach ourselves how to create a usable pattern online. But Mr. Snazzy made this easy for you to do at home by creating a pattern that you can print and download! He did the measuring, and I cut it with a jigsaw and added the final finish.
We sanded the edges using a sanding block. The final finish on both sides was a combination of Early American stain from Varathane + Annie Sloan White Wax.
Then one side has a heavier application of Annie Sloan White Wax.
We are planning several more designs and we
will probably be are selling these templates in our shop! Check back often as we roll out more styles!