Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beefing Up the Molding....

I've been SLOWLY working on the master bedroom transformation.

  So...... in the mean time I'm would love to share with you another project that  mainly my hubby completed.

Here's what the project looked like when we began.
The bathroom had nice dental molding,
 just not BEEFY enough for my liking.





Once my husband agreed to do the project for me, I quickly ran up to the wood working store to get the supplies.  I figured while he was in the mood to do the work I better get the wood, just in case he had second thoughts about doing the project.


I purchase a panel molding that was about 1" wide. He cut and mitered the corners and placed the piece of trim about 2.5" below the dental molding.  He used my handy dandy air compressor and staple gun to attach the molding to the drywall.


I then primed, painted and glazed the all the wood trim and the piece of drywall that was between the dental molding
 and the panel molding.

I love adding a glaze to dental molding. 
 The stain sticks to all the indentations of the wood
 and really adds a nice detail.

Now that's the look I wanted.
some nice BEEFY molding that didn't cost a fortune!


This was a very inexpensive project with a big transformation. The panel molding was much easier to do than the crown molding.  At  least that's what it seemed like to me.
  You'll have to ask my husband about that!
Maybe you also noticed the walls are different.  When we had the hardwood floors refinished, the old wall paper was damaged so I had to find a replacement paper.  Well, you know how that goes....
One thing lead into another and the powder room got an entire face lift.  I'll share that with you next week.

  As for now I better get working on the master bedroom transformation!

I'll be linking up to the following sites....

18 comments:

Traci said...

This is why I love blog world!! I would've never thought to do that & it looks sooo good!!

slommler said...

Love the moulding! And the paper is beautiful.
Hugs
SueAnn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the addition of the small molding. It looks fabulous and the glaze made a ton of difference too. Fantastic. Hugs, Marty

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

The new bigger molding looks great. And so easy to do.

I hope you can stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers.

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

Carolyn said...

What a difference just one piece of molding makes! I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the room.
Carolyn

Stephanie said...

I just saw this on Frugalicious Friday. What a great tip you have shared. That one piece of molding makes such a huge difference. When I got to your blog I smiled because your background damask is the same damask I used in my pantry makeover. Here is the link if you want to see
http://cre8tivedesignsinc.com/2010/09/pantry-revived/

Stephanie

Traci said...

Thanks for sharing this tip on beefing up your molding. I love the dental molding and you took it to a whole new level! Love the glazing!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! I never thought of doing this before. It looks great!

JJ said...

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Nancy said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I love your blog. You are so very talented. The crown molding looks fabulous! If you have time come visit me.
Have a great day
Nancy

Amy Meyer said...

I love that molding! You guys did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a clever idea and well done by you and mostly your hubby! It looks wonderful!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Wow this looks fantastic! The additional molding has such a grand appearance and the glaze is beautiful. Can't wait to see more! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Sherry. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a feature button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Beautiful! Such a simple idea with big bang. Awesome!

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

Found this via Stephanie Lynn and I AM SO GLAD!!! I have been wanting to do something similar and wasn't sure how it would look...I love it! Hooray!

Remodelaholic said...

We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on our blog. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors. If there is any chance that you could post about being featured on Remodelaholic with a link back to your post on our site, we would really appreciate it.
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Rhiannon said...

oh my goodness I found you on Remodelaholic! I loved the moulding! and I loved the name of your blog! Wow great minds think alike :-) Im your newest follower!

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