This walk through from the kitchen to the living room desperately needed some attention. With Paul's awesome measuring skills, it was pretty easy. We picked up some 1x6 pine boards for the inside and 1x4 boards for the outside frame at Home Depot for pretty cheap.
Ew, you can really see the before and after paint colors in that last photo! After gluing and nailing with our 2" finish nailer, it went pretty quick. Here's some shots with all the boards up waiting to be sanded, filled and painted.
Once it's painted and finished and my house is clean enough, I'll post the after pictures. We also started framing out the front window in the front room. I didn't take any before pictures of course but just imagine a plain, boring window. Here's how it looks now with the framing inside and out. We just used 1/4" plywood for the inside and 1x4 on the outside frame. I love it and can't wait to see it all painted and looking good.
It's such a simple thing but it adds so much more character. Kitchen windows are next...