Did you know that this is a no-judgement blog?
Maybe I should have mentioned that a long time ago.
Before all that.
That’s why I’m glad we’re friends and you’ve already seen my breakfast cereal mantel….because I really want to show you this.
Are you ready?
This is what all the door moldings in the house used to look like.
A whole lot of pine.
Completely no-fuss farmhouse moldings.
The thing is….I really like moldings that are white.
And this is where the whole no-judgement part comes in.
I painted the pine.
I know….seriously…..I know. But it was pine. Does that help at all?
You see….I really like fancy molding on my door trim and we added the extra pieces of molding to make it look like so much more than it had ever hoped for. And to make all the moldings match we painted it all white.
Can we still be friends?
How to Add Door Molding
(alternative title: How to make your old farmhouse doorways look like the Vanderbilts used to live here)
decorative square molding
Step 1: Measure and cut
Measure the width of your doorway and cut a piece of each type of molding to fit.
The picture molding and the square edge molding will both be cut the exact width of the doorway.
The bottom of the crown molding should be the exact width of the doorway and then cut at at 45 degree angle.
Cut a small piece of crown to wrap around the side of the doorway.
Step 2: Apply molding as shown
The crown goes on the top of the doorway.
The picture molding goes on the bottom.
The square edge molding is directly underneath the piece of crown to give the illusion of an even bigger piece of crown molding.
Nail pieces of molding.
Caulk (super important step).
Molding, paint and caulk.
It’s a simple way to add a detail and character.
The house is smiling with it’s new fancy doorways and sparkling clean checkerboard floor.
Good thing I picked up all the Captain Crunch before you got here.
PS If you want more molding inspiration….click here to check out all my other molding projects.