Thanks to all of you who left comments on my coffee table post. I loved reading them and totally appreciate the love :-)!
I actually took a break from the closet addition to build that table. I find that if I do one thing for too many days I become very unmotivated…. So, I built a table.
I am actually in the process of painting the new closet. I thought this room would be the baby’s nursery, but after much thought I have decided to give it to my two oldest girls. They are super excited and won’t leave me alone about it, so I am hoping to be done with it soon!
In the meantime, I thought I would share a quick how-to on my trim. I get lots of questions and comments about it. I took several pictures of trim work in some other homes before we started building ours. I gave those pictures to my stepdad and this is how he trimmed out my doors and windows.
These are my kitchen windows…
And that is one of my bedroom windows. I also have all of my doors trimmed out the same way. Since we had the new closet door to trim, I figured I would share a little how-to!
We started by trimming the entire door with 1×4 boards. We actually used primed mdf boards from Lowe’s because they are much smoother and cheaper than the nicer pine.
Above the top 1×4 are 2 stacked 1×6’s that are 1″ longer than the 1×4.
After that comes the crown. We used a big 4″ crown for this part. To get our cut we measured the length of the 1×6.
To get our side pieces we measured the distance to the wall. Then, we used Gorilla Wood glue to assemble our crown piece.
And we used my brad nailer to hold the ends… LOVE my brad nailer.
After the crown piece was assembled, we used the brad nailer to attach it to the 1×6.
To cover up the seams, we used a really small piece of trim over the top of them.
A few simple steps make a big impact!
I will be back to show you the room all painted soon! And then it’s time to get started on the nursery! I will be making his bedding and I just got the fabric in the mail last week! Can’t wait to share!
Have a great Friday and thanks so much for stopping by!!