Sunday, September 18, 2005

Learning to Cope...

When we moved into the house, there was small, and I mean really small, crown molding through most of the house. Since we've always liked having picture rail moldings to hang our pictures from, the bride came up with the idea of adding the picture rail below the small crown leaving about a 2 1/2 inch space and then painting the whole thing to look like one piece of molding. It came out surprisingly well...


It's been kind of a challenge to cope the inside corners and miter the outside ones with the picture molding and also filling in the missing crown molding in the new added house parts. But I think I'm kind of getting the hang of it.



Once on the wall, it fits!


Which is a surprise, because I have a bad habit of cutting things a little too long the first time and then cutting them too short when I take them back to adjust them...

2 comments:

Kim said...

It looks great! It's amazing what crown moulding can do for a room, isn't it? Great job! We're still a bit aways from adding crown moulding, but we've never done it before and I'm kind of dreading it. We're going to have to practice *a lot* because the thought of cutting those inside corners make me really nervous, hehe!

Kim

ben said...

Nice to hear someone else uses their picture rail, which is all we have. Kind of important since the PO was a renowned watercolor artist.