Truth is, it really WAS exciting as I've never done it before. It was so easy it was in place by 10.30 am. And I was so thrilled I did another by 11.30. Yeah. All whilst wearing heels. That really is showing off.
So, here's the before...
Now, when you try to order what you and I call windowsills, it's a little muddling as timber merchants call them window boards. Apparently windowsills are the shaped pieces on the exterior of a window. I ordered a water resistant MDF board that was long enough to do two rooms. We were windowsill-less in the kitchen and the office.
It took about 3 minutes to get those tiles off and I sealed the bare plaster with pva and water.
I decided I wanted a 6 cm overhang at each side in case I attempt to frame the window with timber later on. It couldn't have been easier.
I cut it with my jigsaw, dry fit it with a spirit level and glued it in with a bit of no nails. You squirt your no nails into balls all the way along your recess. I used a couple of frame packers to help level out the window board.
Unlike cutting fringes and dressmaking patterns, it's better to cut your window boards shorter rather than slightly too long. It's really hard to cut off an extra one or two millimetres with a jigsaw! ( Er, hence power sander in above picture.) You caulk all the gaps anyway so you don't need to stress too much, so long as it fits in the gap.
And with the edges caulked and one coat of paint?
Still needs some finishing off but beginning to look like it should.
I got some paint on it as soon as I could as it's right next to the sink and I didn't want to test its water resistance claims.
The office window before...
This one still needs more caulking and painting. And no, that wasn't me who painted all over the window frame!
All done by lunchtime. I really recommend anyone to have a go at this as it's so easy.
I've been nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards in the DIY category. Woop woop. Did you see the button thingy at the top of the page? Or shall I make it bigger? Well, if you click on that dear readers, it'll take you straight to a page where you can vote for me! Yeah. You needn't even look at the competition. Straight to me. And I can see who has and who hasn't voted you know*. Just sayin.'
I'll be back soon to share my ambitious plans to prettify this window further. So ambitious they verge on lunacy.
* not 100% true.(Surely stating the obvious!)