Sunday, October 7, 2012

~Crown Molding Complete~

 Happy Fall, our weather has finally cooled down and the best thing of all is "All the Crown Molding and Casings are D-O-N-E" Yeah, I am so excited!!!! all installed and painted!  This post is a bit picture heavy, well OK a lot heavy with pictures. Although I did save some rooms for next post to show you.
 So I hope you have a cup of coffee, tea or hot coco ready and your comfy computer seat ready!  Are you comfy Ok then, get ready and here we goooo.
The kitchen is first, the window casing was replaced with beefed up molding the banquette built, ceiling medallions, fancy crown molding and door casings along with a reset chalk board. All built and designed by Paul our daughter's boyfriend. I can't tell you how beautiful it all is to me and Gary. I only wish you could see his work in person. My photo's just don't do all the precision cuts  justice. Paul used words, like ripping the wood to make special detailed molding. I just went with it and told him what I liked and he designed the perfect look for me. Love you Paul!

 Look how pretty the curve is here.
 The windows did not have molding at all when we purchased the house.
 Crown wrapping around the kitchen nook  area.
 Fancy crown as I call it..

 Still in the kitchen this is the wall and door that leads into the garage. I am just so giddy over the molding.
 Boo to you, a little bit of my Halloween decor on the back door..hey that rhymed.
 Also in the kitchen I added some fall colorful flowers (faux you know) into my vintage meat grinder. I think the meat grinder is so fun and boy is it heavy.

 Also on the kitchen table is a scary scarecrow, did he scare you? I didn't think so. The apples are salt and pepper shakers that I picked up while on vacation in Arizona dinning at the "Cracker Barrel" I sure wish we had a Cracker Barrel in California.
 OK now moving to the front door entry the crown continues, also the casing was replaced around the door.

 The door way into the hallway was all trimmed  out, it looks so pretty to me.
 We used Swiss Coffee from Kelly Moore for all the trim in our home, since we have a Benjamin Moore almost around the corner from us we just have them mix the paint for us.

 Moving all the way around the dinning room and front room crown continues.

 So now we are back to the hallway. This is a picture of how the hallway looked when we first purchased the house this was the day we had our home inspection. Boy have things changed!
 And after, all the small trim around the doors were replaced with beefed up molding and we had new doors made for the linen closet. If you can see them on the before shot the doors were oak with arched doors, now they are Misson style doors and white.

 Doorways throughout the hallway. The crown above the linen closet is raised to give dimension to the cabinet.

 The aqua crystal  knobs I purchased on line, I had found them in a lighting store and they were just more than I wanted to pay so I searched on line and found them for several dollars less...yeah, so I bought them.
 I love the color. Gary wants to use them for cuff links!
 This is a closer shot of the linen closet doors before they were replaced you can also see the smaller case molding around the doors.

 Our  wall corners are rounded so the molding was designed to round perfectly...Wow Paul is just amazing  he is one very talented young man. If anyone needs  custom wood work done Paul will travel.

 Look how pretty the coved molding looks, how does he do this every cut is so precise and perfect, maybe its like sewing you do a lot of measuring before you cut..

So whoop there it is....Gary is watching the 49Niner game and our granddaughter is a cheerleader, so whoop there it is, I guess I'm in the game spirit.
Next post I'll show you the bathrooms and bedroom molding.
Enjoy your week until we meet again keep safe and remember its "Pink October" Have you had your mammogram this year? Love you all.

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Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Your crown molding looks great. It is amazing when you add it how much it changes the look and rooms? In our other home, we installed it in our bedroom, and I really liked it...Although we sold our home about 6 months later...So now I miss it, however, would consider installing crown molding again......

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It looks fantastic! I especially love what you did around your light fixture above your table. Megan

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! This is the prettiest crown molding I've ever seen! How beautiful and what a special statement it makes! Love how y'all turned the corners too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gina said...

It looks beautiful! It's amazing how crown molding adds so much character to a space!

Betty said...

The crown molding looks great and so does everything else. Great job. I have to say that old meat grinder reminds me of the one my Mom had growing up.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary + family,

That is excellent work by Paul. Indeed, very precise measuring results in perfect work. You never get it done that way if you have it done by a non-family member. This is labor of love and it leaves all with a proud feeling.
Your ceilings are not very high I noticed, more like in our Rose Suite, downstairs. What puzzled me was the extra wide molding in your kitchen area versus the more sleek looking narrower molding for the rest of the home. You must have had a good reason for doing it that way. Door casings look perfect too and in your hallway where nothing was before, it completely changed everything.
Enjoy it now, great feeling.
Hugs to you,

Vee said...

Oh wow! That is just terrific looking. You must sing all the time now. Hope that you don't trip too often looking up!

sandy said...

Wow, the moulding is gorgeous! Beautiful....!

The house looks great.

mary beth said...

I always amazes me how much molding can change the look of things...yours turned out great! It adds so much interest and depth! Great job!

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful crown molding. I love those gorgeous blue knobs.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What an adorable idea to put flowers in your meat grinder! love it! The crown molding is gorgeous, adds so much richness to your home, just great details!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your moldings are gorgeous! I love all of the changes you have made in your home.

Karie said...

The crown molding is gorgeous! What a beautiful addition to an already beautiful home. It is just the right touch. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us. Hugs, Karie

Catherine Holman said...

What a huge difference! It's just beautiful and I love those crystal knobs!

Miss Jean said...

All I can say is WOW!!! My father-in-law was a contractor and we all appreciate good finish carpenters. Is that what Paul does for a living? Her certainly should. If Paul would like a busman's holiday to Denver, tell him to come on over!!!
Is Swiss Coffee a clear white?

Sunny Simple Life said...

Okay I had to laugh when I first popped over at the similarities in color but when I scrolled down to see your gorgeous house and those green doors I was just in love. I love the idea of a pop of color like that. That is the last thing on the list of the dining room is new doors. Have to get some estimates. There are four. Ugh. Gonna be spendy.

Rebecca Nelson said...


What a transformation my friend. I can soooo see all the love and the work that has gone into your beautiful home. Fab before but now it's over the top. Simply lovely!

Thank you so much for sharing and for coming by to say hello. Your visits ALWAYS make me smile.

I hope you are doing OK these days. Still think and pray for you... Continuing to lift you up over the passing of your sister.

Love to you~



Gorgeous!! Crown moldings make a house look old world and elegant and yours certainly does, Elizabeth. Simply stunning, over the top!!!!!!! I have molding too and I simply love them too. Yes, looks like we both share the same things...I also have another fridge in the laundry room. Thanks for your visit, so lovely. Enjoy your week.

Carolyn said...

I don't blame you for feeling giddy about your beautiful moldings-they make such a difference.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog today.


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Beautiful! I adore crown molding!

Your yellow is very similar to the color I have in our living room/kitchen area which is a Williamsburg color Palace Chambers Yellow.

So pretty with white trim....


Ana said...

Wow Elizabeth, it's all so beautiful. Your daughter's boyfriend did a awesome job putting it up. It all looks fantastic.

Much love,

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Elizabeth, your home is so polished and always so beautiful. You and Gary have a lot to be so very proud of and Paul did an amazing job. I remember how lovely your other home was, too.



Lottie said...

Your molding is really amazing! I love the way the doors were topped off. The before and after pictures of the hall were really something. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Cindy said...

Your mouldings are all STUNNING! Very, very beautiful and I'm sure you've added equity to your house with all of the gorgeous mouldings.
You must be loving it so much now.
hugs, Cindy

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, Wow! I love your fancy crown! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Brandi said...

The moulding in your home is gorgeous.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Just found your blog via hopping and love it! Suzy your new follower x

The Charm of Home said...

That looks great! I love the flowers in the meat grinder, cute idea! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

Unknown said...

I love the chandelier. The colors are really perfect to my new mckinley hill condo. I love red! :)

Desire' said...

Hi! Paul and I are reading all the comments from everyone> He says thank you for all the compliments! Mom your house is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Your molding is really amazing! I love the way the doors were topped off. The before and after pictures of the hall were really something. Thank you so much moulding Millbrae

Anonymous said...

Do add more pictures or trinkets on the shelves for attractive look. But your Effort is really good. Its looks great.
Install Crown Molding

Anonymous said...

Do add more pictures or trinkets on the shelves for attractive look. But your Effort is really good. Its looks great.
Install Crown Molding