As we renovated the house, room by room, my husband added more prominent trim to the ceilings and I think it makes a huge difference. Of course, I am not a fan of renovation and rip out, so he cheats and lays moulding over moulding to get the job done in a fashion that makes this girl super happy!
He's been doing it for years, but I've never documented it before. This time, I grabbed my camera and captured the process.
The walls started out pink with some very thin moulding.
My husband purchased corner blocks at Home Depot and notched them to fit over the existing trim. He predrilled pilot holes into the the corner blocks so the wood wouldn't crack, one in the center, two in the sides. Then he nailed them into the corner, using 3 inch finishing nails, catching the wood behind the sheetrock.
Next, he added a thicker moulding right over the old. He used nails, no glue. Each nail was countersunk and wood putty was applied to fill the holes, for a perfectly smooth finish. As you can see, the new moulding covers the notches on the block.
Since the trim was going to be painted white, he grabbed the pre-primed pieces. The blocks were painted with a primer/ paint mix. They required two coats.
Here's a close up and a long view.
It's exactly what the client requested.
It's a small detail, but the moulding makes a big difference in the room's finished appearance. It raises your eye, which makes the room feel larger and adds a bit of elegance and charm to the space. I love the final product, but even more than that, I love the fact that there was no rip out, no damaged sheetrock to repair and it was completed in a day.
Now that's my kind of renovating!
Here's to the handy husband.
Does your home have ceiling trim?
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