Elements of Greek Revival Architecture, and How Homeowners Can Adopt this Aesthetic on a Budget

By Dylan Snyder Many homeowners look to the past when brainstorming design ideas for newer homes. Homeowners can often make relatively minor changes to the exterior and interior of a home to capture the style of different periods in architecture….


Follow TJOM on Instagram

Now that I’ve played around on Instagram for a few days, I think I see how it might be fun. And let’s face it, as a small business owner, something like this has got to be either useful or fun…


Merry Christmas!

Moldings are for the people inside the home, not for the home itself. Last week I drove through the historic farming community of Yale, Michigan, and stopped into the Red Dog Cafe (Google Map) for a bite to eat. Inside the…


Oh Joy! No More Ads on TJOM!

For the last couple of months I’ve been removing, one by one, the Google ads I put on the pages on The Joy of Moldings. They served their purpose for a time, but that time is now over. The ads have given me…

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Historic DOOR TRIM-117 in Almont, Michigan

Traditional Style, c. 1850 I was driving to my sister’s house in a rural part of Michigan, when I spotted this Greek Revival door surround on the front of this abandoned farmhouse. I’ve seen this house before, but today is…


Architectural Ornaments Teaser

I thought you might enjoy this teaser photo of some compo appliqué projects that I’m working on. Most of these designs I’ll be using to create models of ornate corner blocks, while others will be used to create ornate center blocks,…