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Our Molding Makeover Updates

Simple updates to our molding makeover that don’t need to be linked to a pillar page.

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Quick Tip: The Unifying Coat of Primer

The Importance of Priming Even Pre-Primed Moldings [This is part of my How to Paint Moldings series.] Even if all of the flat-stock and moldings you installed come from the factory coated in primer, you still need to apply a final,…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

Half Bathroom Molding Makeover Update

Our half bathroom molding makeover turned out beautiful! Here’s the list of finishing touches to come: Shadow box moldings with appliques on the ceiling Build a new ornate heat/ac duct to replace the old one New color for the ceiling…

Jennifer's Nest, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Build a Valance Box Now, Save a Cat’s Life Later. Hopefully.

By Jennifer Ken and I are both constitutional over-planners.  We tend to produce detailed, elegant and highly optimistic plans partly out of sheer high spirits.  This makes us mildly smug at times: you won’t catch us making dozens of trips…

Crown Molding, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Half Bathroom Renovation: Crown Molding Design Change

Covering My Mistake with This New (and Better!) Design [This is part of Our Molding Makeover series  and my How to Install Crown Molding Series.] Find Inspiration in Your Furniture, Lamps and Other Decor A good place to find design inspiration for…

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Vacuum Sanding Dust Right Away

Or Else! [This is part of our How to Paint Moldings series.] I learned this quick tip the hard way.

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Scale Sculpting

How to Shape Spackling in Difficult Molding Corners [This is part of our How to Paint Moldings series.] The eye is naturally drawn to the intersections of moldings in corners, and so doing a really good job prepping them is…

Jennifer's Nest, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Finding Happiness in Our Local Lighting Store

Our Bathroom Light-Hunting Safari Part 2 By Jennifer Lighting our half-bath presented a Gordian knot of design challenges: limited space, basic functional requirements, and poor choices at our initial price point.  We can’t expand the bathroom and I don’t intend…

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Blending Molding Scarf & Butt Joints Perfectly

Using a Primer Shadow as Your Blending Gauge [This is part of our How to Install Moldings series.] When two pieces of molding don’t quite lay flush with each other, you’ll have to do some blending. This post shows you…