Decor,  DIY

Painting the Living Room Window Black

Our Favorite Window

This window is in many ways a signature of our home. It’s an identity of our home. No matter the season, folks know it’s our living room as soon as they spot this window. This pretty lookout was added to our 100 year old home by a previous owner years ago. It overlooks our back property and it’s one of my favorite things about the house. 

A New Paint Trend

This window was previously white, but we decided to change things up a bit and give the black window trend a try.  We love it!! As you know, there are lots of black accents in our home, so this project just seemed so right. There’s a reason you’re seeing black windows everywhere. It’s a gorgeous trend and a simple DIY. 

The Process

We used the color CAVIAR by Sherwin Williams in eggshell. Part of the window is metal so we primed it before applying the paint. We have really tall ceilings and this window almost meets the trim, so I ordered a sturdy ladder to help with this project. I’m terrified of heights, so Aaron stepped in on this project! Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

Making A Statement

The black window really gave this space a pop! I love how the living room now has depth and the window became an even bigger statement in the room. We’re currectly planning a remodel in some areas of our house within the next few months. I’m excited to have a few more black windows! Stay tuned and keep following along for all that is to come!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Below the ladder among other things are linked! 


  • Krista

    Do you think you’ll leave it black long term? It definitely changed the whole look of the room! Beautiful! I was thinking the other day that I bet you’ll be doing a shelf restyling in there soon – with the new window & the fall season approaching 😉

  • Terri

    Hey there!

    I really love the window “refresh”!
    I like how the black paint makes the window actually pop with beauty and the black paint definitely is an old, yet soft statement in your home! This project was just the right amount of color that your living room wears sooo well!
    As always, good job to the BEST TEAM who really did make this DREAM WORK!
    Big hugs and love to you and Aaron and the cutest fur-babies ever!

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