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….