Jennifer's Nest, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Picture Rail Pays Off, and I Hang My Plates for $116.39

By Jennifer [This post is part of Our Kitchen Molding Makeover series.] I’m not much a shopper, and I find shopping online downright agonizing.  That said, it is strangely gratifying to browse the antique and furniture sections of our local…

DIY Molding Projects, Our Molding Makeover Updates, Pattern Book, PILASTERS

How to Make PILASTER-104 for About $13.61 ea.

Traditional Style This simple Tuscan style pilaster was the perfect way to separate the colors in our open floor plan kitchen. It can be made from affordable materials you find locally.  In fact, for this project we went to Lowes…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

Kitchen Remodeling: Just Because You Can, Does not Mean You Should

As I’m spending my days hunched over my keyboard, editing pictures, calculating project prices and writing the last installation posts for Our Kitchen Molding Makeover, I’m reminded of something Jennifer said in our Architectural Subordination post that’s worth repeating:

DIY Molding Projects, Our Molding Makeover Updates, Pattern Book, PICTURE RAIL

How to Install PICTURE RAIL-108 for About $0.96/ft

Traditional and Victorian Style These instructions show you how I installed this picture rail molding on q kitchen brick wall. I was only going to install it as an accent above the wainscoting, but it looked so nice after I…

BASEBOARDS, DIY Molding Projects, Our Molding Makeover Updates, Pattern Book

How to Install BASEBOARD-110 for $2.00/ft

Traditional Style Finish Carpenter Price c. $9.00/lf + $10.00/Corner or Return A Doric baseboard straight from Andrea Palladio’s First Book of Architecture. You can use this powerful baseboard to serve as the foundation of your traditional style home’s architectural treatments….

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: A Large Greek Revival Kitchen Baseboard

Before installing the large, Greek Revival style baseboard on this outside corner of our kitchen, it was nothing more than a corner. But now it’s a an architectural feature in and of itself! Step by step instructions showing you how…

Our Molding Makeover Updates

Pan’s Kitchen: Choosing Between Two Blues

[This is part of Our Kitchen Molding Makeover series.] We’ve been working on painting the kitchen walls and accent colors all this weekend, and we’re happy to report we should be finished today (Sunday)! Above and Below  I was certain…

Molding Before & Afters

Before & After: Great Room Fireplace Mantel with Overmantel

Big is no substitute for a lack of the proper details that make up all the parts of a fireplace surround. This one is missing capitals and base on the fluted pilasters. In addition, the frieze is disproportionately tall and…