share post

Kitchen Remodel Update: The Round Window Trim

by | Feb 16, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, My Kitchen, My Seattle House, My Small Kitchen Remodel

This Post May Contain Affiliate Links. Please Read Our Disclosure Policy here

Kitchen Remodel Update: The Round Window Trim

So, I’m tiptoeing in here with a quick peace offering kitchen progress report. I promise I’m not holding out on you. I even got out my real camera this time (rather than my iPhone) to give you this update.

You guys. The 7th time is a charm on the window trim.

It still needs to be painted white, but oh mylanta, I think it’s gonna be cute. :)

Kitchen Remodel Update: The Round Window Trim


  1. Tara G.

    So pretty & fun & unique!! Rejoicing with you! :)

  2. Sherry

    I love it. Cannot wait to see the whole room. You are inspiring me to paint all my rooms white and to redo my home. :>)))

  3. Christi

    I’m literally chomping at the bit! It looks sooooo cute. Please sir, may I have some more?

  4. Ali Alpern

    This is so gorgeous! Love the window, the lights, the single basin apron-front sink, the shiplap… It’s looking amazing!

  5. annette

    This looks so beautiful and we’ll worth the wait.However,I have decided that in my next life I will not request a round window when remodeling!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Haha, well maybe the blunders made here will pave the way for future success.

  6. annette

    Oops! That was a typo.I meant well not we’ll!

  7. Jody

    Kudos to you! There is so much character in this one photo of your little kitchen that it gives me hope for my small out dated kitchen. I can’t decide what my favorite thing is, the sconces, the window, or the faucet.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, Jody! I think what made this kitchen so fun and creatively rewarding (and challenging) to work on was it’s diminutive size :). Can’t wait to talk more about small kitchens!

  8. Diane @ An Extraordinary Day

    Wheeeeeeee! It’s time to do the dance of joy!! I am so excited for you, Melissa! AND… oh my! I’m so loving the brass on the sink fixtures and lighting fixtures. What a lovely homey feeling and wonderful contrast to the other surfaces. And the window! So worth the wait!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Yay!! Thank you, Diane. I can’t stop looking at it, it’s almost hard to believe it’s the same room. It will be fun to look at the before and after photos! XO

  9. Dawn

    Oh my gosh – SOOOO lovely! The lights! The window! The shiplap! The sink!

  10. Gina

    Love that window!!

  11. Jo Jo

    Love it!!! Can’t wait to see the total reveal!!! Love the cabinets! Love the sink! Love the faucet! Love the counter! Love the way you styled it with white pitchers and tulips! And I LOVE THAT window!!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Happy dance! I’m so thrilled that you like it! I can’t wait to show more. :-D

  12. Lauri McIntosh

    What color are you painting it, contrasting or same as wall?

  13. Barb

    I really love the smooth look of the window trim. Well worth getting it right. I’d keep the color like that but whatever you do to the trim I’m sure it will be just right!

  14. Stephanie

    Love the trim! This trim looks SO much better than the one being held up in the last progress shot.

  15. Angela

    So pretty! I really love it natural. It warms up the space in a pretty way. I’m sure if you paint it, it will be lovely that way too.

  16. Sharon

    The window is just lovely and your kitchen looks gorgeous. So happy for you!

  17. Linda Grubbs

    Wowsa! Loving it. ?

  18. Melinda Young

    Very charming!!

  19. Cheryl

    Hooray!!! It’s stunning!! I’m happy for you.

  20. Taste of France

    Very pretty. It’s a great detail. The whole thing looks like a zen place to cook.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thanks! We do really love being in here. It turned out just as we dreamed it would, I can’t wait to share the rest.

  21. Anne-Marie

    I really look forward to your blog. Your rooms really do inspire!!

  22. Joanne Hrycak

    OMG I love the window love the sink (have the same one) thanks for the update

  23. Kay

    I never would have thought of a round window over the kitchen sink! Genius!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, Kay! :) It was a fun change, I’m so glad we did it (even though it was a pain ha).

  24. Rebecca Turner

    Maybe you should leave it natural? White trim will look good too, but I love the contrast. Anxious to see more. Looking good!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you! It wasn’t designed to stay natural, but certainly that would be an option for someone’s future kitchen! We have contrast elsewhere, I’m excited to show the completed room.

  25. Gail

    I was thinking the same thing as a few others – I love the look of the natural trim !!
    I’d suggest just coating it with some matte polyurethane and live with it natural for a while before you paint. You can always come back in with paint, but not so easy to go back to natural after painting !
    Can’t wait to see the whole shebang !
    Can you come out to Maryland and come finish my house next….?

  26. Lyzz Pickle

    Yippee! It is a gorgeous piece of wood. Too bad it’s to be painted out, but I understand it needs to be white. Congrats (finally) and enjoy the absence of hassle. What a big check-off on your punch list!!

  27. Denise Kass

    Melissa you are so cute! Your voice is funny and honest and I adore following your adventures. I feel so connected to you and we have such similar taste!!! Thank you for my favorite blog ever!!!! Love love the kitchen.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Wow, thank you, Denise! You made my day. You are a sweetheart, thank you for your kindness. It’s encouraging and inspiring to find kindred spirits to go through these adventures with me.

  28. Christie

    So charming and blends your cottage style with the MCM. There is a white brick mcm house with a round window in my town. :)

  29. Ann Becker

    Whew. Looks awesome. Wow looks like no seams. We are in the process of looking for a builder to add a garage onto our home. We think we have finally found the right candidate. Since we live on a mountain a simple garage is not so simple plus we want it to compliment our beautiful cottage home. We have interviewed quite a few builders and most of them would not even tackle the challenge. I feel your pain. I hope our end result will be as beautiful as yours. Thank you for sharing.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It’s definitely worth it to find the right craftsman for the job. I’m sure yours will turn out just as you dream it will :)

  30. Carrie

    It’s already cute! Thanks for sharing. Very inspiring when you see your vision come to life!

  31. Melissa

    I love, love, love the natural wood look. How about you keep it natural for a little while? :)

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I love natural wood, too! But if you were here in person you could see that construction of the frame wasn’t designed to be left as is. Even if it was left as is, once the kitchen is revealed (or if you were here in person and could see the whole room) you’d see how this spot fits in context of the overall design. We added this round window and all the trim around it to be a more subtle focal point. :) I do love natural wood though and in another kitchen it could be beautiful, I agree. We have a really small kitchen, so we couldn’t put every great idea into once space :).

  32. Lily


  33. Brooke

    Congratulations Melissa! I love that you mixed metals here, really adds another layer and keeps it from being trendy. The round window looks terrific!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, Brooke, it was SO kind of you to notice the details of the design. :)

  34. Karen

    What a beautiful view you have from your kitchen! Admiring a view from a thoughtfully designed space, what could be better?? That single basin sink is like whoa!

  35. AnneS

    Looking good! I think the white trim will look just right.

  36. franki

    THAT IS the focal point of this kitchen, in my opinion, and it is just PERFECTION!! franki

  37. Danielle

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m curious if you used real shiplap for the backsplash or something more durable that looks like it. I love everything about this.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you! I used a hardiplank cement boards which are awesome for our little kitchen. It’s super durable, fire resistant and water resistant like tile but feels warmer in the room like wood. We have wood planks, too, but on the walls we used the hardiplank for durability. I’ll share more about it soon!

  38. Sarah

    So beautiful! I love it!

  39. Debbie - Mountain Mama

    I’m drooling already….and I’m pretty sure you have the same counter as I have in my master bath, which is what I eventually want to put in my kitchen!! Looking amazing, oh my gosh, can’t wait to see the rest!

  40. Jen

    What is the name of your countertop?!

browse categories:

browse archives:

let’s stay connected!

Follow for daily
Home Inspiration:

get my free decorating guide

home decor inspiration, free downloads,
and more, straight to your inbox