There are lots of projects that have been on hold for the past 8 years.
Crown molding is one of them.
I’m a good (some may argue “Great”) painter, but even I can’t fix paint lines like this…
Don’t see it? Here, let me get a little closer….
I know. How have we managed this long?
There’s always been a plan to add some sort of crown molding to most of our rooms, but we’re not “formal” guys. And crown molding seems so, well….. you know, formal.
Here’s my solution.
3 flat boards, already primed BTW; 1 – 1″X4″ and 2 – 1″X2″
applied like so….
(Of course, 4 inches is really 3 1/2″ and 2 inches is really 1 3/4″ because wood shrinks after it’s cut. I don’t understand it either because all they have to do is cut the wood slightly larger so it shrinks to the appropriate size, but that seems to be too clever for the lumber industry and none of this seems to bother straight guys, so this is what I’m dealing with.)
Back on subject: I measured all the walls in our decent sized master bedroom….
…and after a quick trip to the Home Depot, I started trimming the edge of the ceiling in the master bedroom with the 1″X4″s.
Then I layered the smaller boards on top.
I spackled the holes, used white bathroom caulk on all the seams, and painted it the same glossy white as all the rest of the trim in the house.
‘Till it looked like this……
Soooooooooo much better,
Am I right?
Now on to do the rest of the casa….
Love it! Looks so professional.
YES…way more better!
I love the not-so-formal detail, it really finishes the room. Nicely done. 🙂
Looks awesome! I’m not a fan of the fancy crown molding either- such a great solution!
Looks so much better! 😊💕
LOVE this! BUT I’m a little confused – if the largest board is 4″, and then you cover the 4″ front with a 1 inch piece and then a 2 inch piece, then only 1″ should be showing at the bottom – it sure looks like more…
Oh shit, math. That 1 inch board is really 3/4 inch…..does that help?
And how did you attach it? With a nail gun plus adhesive?
Just a nail gun……and lots and lots of nails….
Ha ha ha! Love the title but couldn’t figure out what you meant! 😉 Genius crown design, BTW. I’m not formal, either, but I love a good crown. A room doesn’t look finished without it, + if you paint the ceiling an accent color, the crown really makes it pop.
I’m adding it to our den next……of course, there are several other little projects to do first. Oy Vey
Looks really great, have not seen this for molding before, nice “informal” solution. By the way, love the “jauntiness” of the deer’s hat. He looks very pleased with himself. Happy Decorating!
Thanks Peggy. Doesn’t every severed animal head need a coon skin hat?
That is really nice! I have never seen it done like that before. Love it. Did you still have to miter the corners?
Oooohh yeah, I meant to bring that up. I didn’t! SSssooo much easier. The only places I mitered was the one exposed angle to the left of the deer head.
Yes, I noticed you didn’t even have to miter, which is what makes this so great! I could actually do this easily myself…
And I guess if you wanted to go even simpler for a small room, you could just use the top two pieces…
Your deer seems very pleased with the new custom crown!
Did you nail the second piece into the ceiling or the 4″ board?
Into the ceiling, with a nail gun. One of my favorite tools.
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