My non-existent moldings

I bet you can't figure out what this is:

That's a combination of wishful thinking, procrastination, and laziness.

Back when I painted the common areas blue, I decided that I really didn't need to paint where the wall met the ceiling because I was going to put up crown molding. I talked a great game of hiring someone, then decided that if a friend could hang her own, I could do it too, then decided I'd hire someone again...well, two years later, the moldings weren't up. The sloppy line at the top of the wall annoyed me constantly, but I kept telling myself I would figure out the molding thing soon. Two years of cropping photos. Of living with a messy paint job.

On a whim during a day off this week, I decided to fix the problem. I stirred up some paint, taped off the ceiling, and went to work. The taping took longer than the painting. Within two hours, the walls looked like this:

The next project: painting the baseboards and doors to match the ceiling. The white used by the builders is kind of dingy looking compared to the ceiling.

I think the touch up looks pretty nice. Should I still put up the moldings? Anyone know someone who does that kind of work in Charlottesville?


  1. J, our baseboards that were "hard" (ie behind the couch and entertainment center) are still not nailed in place - I hear ya on procrastination! Your touchup looks fantastic; I love molding though. Keep meaning (see - more procrastination) to tackle that job for our living room . . .
    --Sarah K

  2. It looks great, but I love crown. I think trim really makes a house. We had all new trim/crown put in our house, and we love the difference it has made. I say go for it!


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