The Joy of Moldings

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Nonce Orders. Why There’s a Lizard in the Architecture

This may be my only chance to seamlessly combine my two greatest passions — architectural detail and wildlife biology — into one post.  And do it without contrivance.


How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 2: The Fascia & Crown

Posts in This Series How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 1 How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature Part 2 Entablatures of this style, a hooded entablature (with both a soffit and fascia) that is supported by corbels,…

Our Molding Makeover Updates, Quick Tips

Bang, Bang, Psssssssh! Wet Walls & Stud Finders

Think Before you Hammer I drove the nail through the baseboard with one final, satisfying whack.  And then I heard a faint hissing sound. Pressing my ear to the wall I listened in disbelief. Sure enough, the sound was coming…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

Friday Updates: Half Bath and Posting Schedule

I’m re-priming the half bathroom for two reasons: Jennifer was having a hard time visualizing her new color scheme with the old colors still on the walls and… I want to sketch my layout lines against white primer so I…

DIY Molding Projects, DOOR TRIM, Pattern Book

How to Make DOOR TRIM-115 Corbel Entablature for c. $19.91 Part 1

Victorian & Traditional Styles This is what I call a corbel entablature, and it’s just the thing for an opening that has no room for door trim. You can use any style corbel (or bracket) you want.  And just think…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

Half Bathroom Renovation Part 1: Moldings From Floor to Ceiling Rough Sketches

I want this project to be an answer to those who say you should not put a lot of moldings in a small room.  Short of a closet, you can’t get too much smaller than our little half bathroom. So…

Jennifer's Nest, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Would Someone Please Sell Me a Color Fan?

By Jennifer Here’s an odd contradiction about the 21st century: online pharmacies beg to sell me drugs I am anatomically unqualified to use, clothiers dog me from website to website, promising me a discount on a shirt I flirted with…