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Before & After: Large Kitchen Crown Molding

crown molding buildup in large kitchen

A kitchen with high ceilings like this needs a crown molding that doesn’t look wimpy.

The reaction you want when people look up is, “Wow, look at the crown molding!” not “Hmm, crown molding.”

I think we achieved the wow-factor we were looking for in this large kitchen.

About the Room

  • The period style is Victorian.
  • Ceilings are 9′ high
  • The crown is made from stacking four separate pieces of molding.
  • The baseboard is made from stacking three pieces together.
  • Molding paint color is Benjamin Moore’s, White Dove, #OC-17.
  • Wall paint is Benjamin Moore’s, Muslin.

large kitchen crown molding and new paint light linnen colored paint.

Learn more about installing crown and other moldings at our How to Install Moldings series.

And just out of view but in this same kitchen is really nice corbel entablature that hangs over a small archway.  There are step by step instructions how to build it here: How to Make a Corbel Entablature for c. $19.91 Part 1.

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4 Responses to Before & After: Large Kitchen Crown Molding

  1. drena February 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM #

    How high are these ceilings?

  2. Robert Gorham February 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM #


    Wow, what a difference….I really like the color combo

    My questions are actually in regard to this, specifically..
    What color did you use on the ceiling and what “sheen” level is on the molding paint….I’d like to do something similar in my own home and hope to achieve results of this level.
    Any info would be helpful.

    Thank you,


  3. Ken February 17, 2013 at 12:31 PM #

    10′ tall Drena.

  4. Ken February 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

    Robert, the ceiling is just Benjamin Moore’s Ceiling White with a flat finish. The crown molding paint sheen is satin.

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