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Before & after molding makeovers and other designs from my pattern book.

Before & After: CROWN MOLDING-103 Installation

before crown molding

[This is part of my How to Install CROWN MOLDING-103 series.]

The traditional style crown molding I installed in this boy’s room, complete with these toy airplanes hanging from the ceiling, is a classic design that’s an appropriate style for the majority of homes in North America.

But I warn you, crown molding is the gateway drug to the permanent condition of wanting to upgrade all the moldings in your home, once you see a nice three-piece crown molding like this one installed in your very own home!

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Make CEILING MOLDING-100 for c. $50.64

ceiling moldingsTraditional Style

Here’s a simple pattern you can use to breathe life into a flat or tray ceiling.

You can expand or contract the size of the design depending on your needs.

Even if you go much larger, you don’t have to increase the size of the moldings themselves or the rosettes in the corners; you could, but you don’t  have to.

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Before & After: Soffit Crown Molding and Archway

crown molding before & afterThis is one of my favorite before & after pictures I’ve ever taken of my work.

It shows you just how much potential any generic room has when you remove the builder-grade door and window trim and baseboards and replace them with layers of simple moldings.

Of course, the bold red walls against Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter trim paint help set off the whole project like taupe walls never could.

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Before & After: Air Vent Cover Upgrade

dining room before and afterI gave this dining room a top to bottom molding makeover. But what to do with those ugly, tract home air vent covers?

I couldn’t find an air vent cover that fit the opening, so I combined two to make this one long one.

Take a look.

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