One easy trick to make thin crown molding and baseboards thicker and more stately for less than $1 per foot.
This is definitely one of those small detail DIY projects that we completely forgot about in the master bedroom since we got all wrapped up in the big, bodacious grid trim. (I still creepily stare at it and whisper “I love you” every once in awhile.)
But then a couple of weeks ago, when we shared our antique mirror French bifold closet doors, a few of you asked, “Did you install thicker crown molding?”
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And then I realized… Hello! I totally forgot to share the BEST DIY tip since sliced bread. (That metaphor makes zero sense, but you get it.)
If you have skinny crown molding or baseboards that you want to “beef up”, this is so easy.
Nail a strip of base cap molding 2-3 inches below your crown and above your baseboard (depending on the thickness you prefer) and just paint the drywall in between with white trim paint.
I know. Easiest finishing carpentry project ever. No demo and it’s super inexpensive to do.
And now that we’ve “beefed up” the crown molding in the master bedroom, I’m ready for us to do it in every room of the house.
I hope it helps!
If you want to see any other carpentry type projects to add character to your home, you can find them all here:
- DIY Traditional Grid Molding Focal Wall
- DIY Picture Frame Molding
- DIY Window Seat from a Kitchen Cabinet
- DIY Built-Ins Using IKEA Bookcases
- DIY Whitewashed Faux Brick Backsplash
- DIY Realistic Looking Faux Fireplace
- DIY Planked Board and Batten Focal Wall
- DIY Board and Batten Hallway
P.S. I’m still waiting on these blasted throw pillows to arrive from shipment and then I can share the master bedroom completely finished. All I’m sayin’ is these better be the most gorgeous throw pillows in the history of ever because the wait is killin’ me.
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