Wood Awnings

As I was perusing Instagram I came across a beautiful kitchen designed by HGTV’s Joanna Gaines (which looked very similar to our kitchen!).

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Love the wood awning!

I loved the wood awning that she incorporated above the window. I asked Kevin if he would build me something like that for our kitchen, because our windows look naked! He agreed and built me them in 1 day! I’m always impressed with his can-do attitude and his ability to get it things done so quickly.

Before he began, I wanted to do a little tweaking to the original inspiration. Instead of having the raw wood look, I wanted it to have more detailed moldings, like the rest of our house. Kind of like this range hood here:

Nevermind that it is over the range... this will make the perfect wood window awning for my kitchen!

Nevermind that it is over the range… this will make the perfect wood window awning for my kitchen!

Our turn…

A wise man once said... measure twice, cut once.

A wise man once said… measure twice, cut once.

Notice our naked windows...

Notice our naked windows… Kevin first created a mock up with cardboard.

Measuring the frame he built.

Perfect fit!

Wood awning frame 1

Wood Awning Frame 1

Wood Awning 1 with detail pieces added.

Wood Awning 1 with detail pieces added. Goodbye naked window!

Wood Awning 1 Close Up

Wood Awning 1 Close Up

Both wood awnings completed!

Both wood awnings completed!

Now I need to decide what color to paint them. I’m thinking of a rubbed dark gray so that the wood grain is still visible. What do you think? I also want to install a pull down shade underneath for privacy. Pictures of that project to come!

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2 thoughts on “Wood Awnings

  1. Kiki says:

    I just clicked through your whole renovation project from beginning to end – you’ve got a really beautiful house, and I have to say I’m having house envy now 🙂

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