Saturday, April 16, 2011

Entry Accent Wall: Fun Trim

So, over my Christmas break from work I was able to paint all of my downstairs and make some significant headway on a wall in my entryway that I wanted to accent with trim.
Then it sat.
...and sat...
...and sat...

...until I had a baby and could move around again, then I was able to finish painting it...
what do you think?:



Here is a before if you want a reference: 


As with any project you want to be successful, I started with a plan.  Drawing it out a little bit and taking measurements helped me to put together an accurate list of what I needed to get from the store.



First I painted the upper portion of the wall...



For the trim, I started by putting up the 1x4 primed mdf pieces.
On some of the tricky cuts, instead of measuring and trying to figure out angles, I just made a template out of wrapping paper (which is the gray on the following picture).
Helps to avoid mistakes.



All finished with the 1x4s...



Then I added some trim pieces on all of the inside edges and along the top...

Then I caulked (and caulked, and caulked some more) and painted, and was satisfied.






5 comments:

Sheena Chaston said...

I love it!

Karalee Ann said...

It looks AMAZING! You are AMAZING!

Carolyn said...

Carmen, you are amazing.

Lane said...

Carmen I like it! Good Job! I can't wait to have a house I can do that to!

Alicia said...

Pretty!

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