For as long as I can remember I have always loved great moldings but when we bought our little 50’s ranch style home in 1975, it didn’t have any moldings at all. Not even real baseboards.
Little by little, over the years, I have been having my husband install baseboards, and put moldings around the windows and doors. It’s been a slow process because he hates carpentry work and I have to spread the molding projects out so he forgets the pain involved in the last one…sort of like childbirth.
Last month I had a carpenter install crown moldings for me. After I watched how much work went into putting up crown, even for the professional, I knew I had made a wise decision to hire the job out!
Prior to the carpenter’s arrival, I removed the old, dated wallpaper from the common wall of my living room and dining room, and repainted several rooms.
I think it is difficult to capture in a photo the difference crown molding makes in a room. Nevertheless, here are a few before and after photos for Metamorphosis Monday.
This is one “before” view of my living room.
Below the wallpaper has been removed, the walls have been painted a light sage green, and the crown molding has been installed.
The paint, alone, made a big difference in the way the living room feels. It also really made the plantation shutters look 100 times better because they no longer get lost against the old wall color, which was a very pale pink.