We’re trucking away at our decorative moulding projects… gotta have it up before our painters arrive in the next couple weeks!
When we last left our
heroes moulding project…
(insert wavy tv flashback screen here)…
we had completed the crown in our dining room.
Aaaannd, that’s kind of where things have sat ever since. If you clicked that link, you may have noticed that the date on that post was August 14. Oops.
Nothing like a painting deadline to light a fire under you, am I right? Especially a fire fueled by trips to the hardware store, piles of wood trim lying haphazardly around your house, and the constant pi-choot of the air-compressor-powered nail gun. Of which our poor Molly dog is terrified.
We also had to edit down our Trim and Moulding Wish List a bit. (Does anyone else have a trim-and-moulding wish list?) While we’ve had visions of beadboard, wainscoting and board-and-batten dancing in our heads, we also have to be realistic with what we can get done in the time left. I know, a lesson in procrastination is to be had here… eventually.
In addition to our fancy-pants two-piece crown concoction for our dining room, entryway, and family room, we decided on a chair rail in the dining room, and trimming out all our windows in those rooms (which is only 4). This is something Tom’s really been wanting to do.
And… it looks awesome.
Did you notice the sill? That’s new, too! Can’t have crappy, wimpy little sills when there’s such lovely trim around the window!
We couldn’t pry the old sills off, so Tom jig-sawed and glued a piece of poplar on top, then added a trim piece underneath to hide the old sill and finish it off. Doesn’t it look fancy? I think we’re on our way to having a new home that boasts all the trim and finery of a big ole Victorian! Be still my heart!
Your trim and moulding project turned out great! Looks like Tom’s a pro at it., so you can send him over to my house. My family room would look so much better with crown moulding.
Thanks Nancy! He is getting pretty good! He probably won’t have anything to do one we’re done, so I’ll send him over 😉
The moulding looks great!! Tom is becoming quite carpenter just like his grandpa. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project. Keep up the good work!
He certainly is! I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!
Wow, Emily! It’s coming along fabulously! And having grown up in an old Victorian house with moulding galore, I have to say yours looks smashing, dahhling. Simply smashing! Way to go, guys.
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Why thank you! Now I just have to figure out how to get some gingerbreading on our front porch 😉
Oh my word… you guys have come a long way!!! It looks SO good! It makes such a huge difference and makes the room look so grown up! You guys should be proud 🙂
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Thanks Thalita! I love that you said it makes the room look grown up… it feels so much more sophisticated!
Looks great, Emily!! I would love to put crown moulding in downstairs at our house… but I haven’t gotten brave enough to tackle it just yet! Sheeez… this way… that way…. this angle… that angle…. maybe one day! Ha ha!! Nice job! 🙂
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Thanks Candace! Yea… all those angles confuse me, too. Good thing Tom has a mind for math 😉
Oooh, love the progress, Emily! I also have a moulding wish list! Our home came with some gorgeous crown moulding in some rooms, but none in others. I’m a crown moulding girl all the way, so I hope to have it done in ALL of our rooms at some point. But so impressed with you guys, because I’ve heard moulding is super hard. Way to go!!
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Thanks Laura! I love crown moulding too! Tom has done pretty much all of the work… he said the first pieces are a bit tricky, but after that it gets easier!