A Simple Townhouse
You don’t need to own a mansion or an historic home to have beautiful moldings.
To prove it, here are two rooms that received top-to-bottom molding makeovers.
About the House
This is a 1965 apartment-turned-condo/townhouse with 1,206 square feet of impotent, contractor-grade trim.
Doing all of the work myself, I transformed this blank slate townhouse into what looks like the interior of an historic home. Here’s a rough draft of the project:
- Period Style Design traditional moldings inspired by my favorite Neo-Classical historic homes — “moldings with meaning” — scaled down to suit the townhouse.
- Materials Buy stock moldings from local retailers like Lowes and Home Depot.
- Ornaments Apply affordable, high-resolution woodworking ornaments to crown moldings, ornate ceilings, door surrounds.
- Antique Hardware Replace door and window hardware with historic reproductions.
- Color Paint every room a different color with a high-resolution paint job.
- Redecorate Blend traditional and mid-century modern decor, the best of old and new.
Posts in This Series
Starting the Molding Makeover: Defining and Limiting the Task
DIY Molding Makeover Checklist
My First Moldings — My First Reaction
Half Bathroom Molding Makeover (category)