It gives me great joy to present the work of yet another one of my talented readers.
I give you, Winona!
I read your thanksgiving post from Aaron and I too am thankful for the instructions and confidence I gained from reading your posts.
I had an ugly dryer vent installed above my kitchen cabinets and decided to build up a crown on the cabinet to hide the vent.
I bought a nail gun (Paslode 18 g) and a 10″ miter saw from Amazon and then went to work.
I loved the results so much that I was inspired to trim out the pass through for the kitchen. From there I then put trim on the ceiling, and painted the ceiling too!
My husband thought I was a bit crazy, but he stayed out of my way and even helped when I had to install the ceiling moldings.
Winona did a wonderful job combining contemporary decor with traditional molding (my personal favorite combination).
For example, look at her acrylic chairs at the counter and her delicate pendant lights inside the kitchen — both beautifully framed by her archway surround. Bravo, Winona!
In the pictures below, see how she used an ogee crown molding over the cabinets to solve the problem of an exposed dryer duct.