A Few Words from Craftsman Dan
Thanks for the inspirational site. I combined a few elements to re-do a spare storage room into a nursery.
Removed old 70’s style brown bi-fold doors, removed window and door casings, installed recessed lights.
Next I built up a Craftsman/Quaker style wainscoting using 4×8 sheets of MDF. Went with a three-piece crown molding design from your site as well (CROWN MOLDING-103).
My wife wanted a dutch door, so I grabbed a cheap hollow core 6 panel door from HD for $20, cut it in half and re-build it with some cut down 2x4s and created a ledge. Prime and 3 coats of paint, paint the walls.
Turned out great!
I did not have a true appreciation for the amount of dust ripping 8 foot sections of MDF would create. Wow.
Transforming the Entry Door Side of the Room
The Window Side Gets Special Attention, Too
All together the project was extremely fun and rewarding. Unfortunately, the rest of my house is now desperately in need of a facelift too.
Next up, time to decorate it.
Thanks for all the info and inspiration.
I can’t thank you enough Dan for sharing your project with all of us who read The Joy of Moldings.
It’s especially inspiring to me knowing that people actually use the tutorials you find here to transform you own homes with beautiful new moldings.
Good luck on your next project!