I am in a molding mood.
I mean, when was the last time you saw me whip out a molding project? I don't feel authentic. I don't feel real. It's just been building crap and organization around these parts, and it's lame.
I mentioned earlier that I want this:
in the baby girl's room, and it is time to do this.
So I hauled the air compressor up the stairs, said hello to Mr. Nail Gun again, and we got to work.
Aw. . .there's my backside. It's my best angle.
The bottom piece for this "faux massive crown" look that I'm going for, is the smallest chair rail they make. That's what I used, 'cause that's what I had in stock in the garage.
It's my new thing, now:
"You wanna use that piece of molding?"
"Well, yeah. It's what I have in stock."
This is sad.
So I told the hubs I was hitting it to Lowe's for some crown molding, because I don't have that in stock, and he was all,
"Um, you're getting crown? That's kind of expensive."
What he's really thinking in his mind is,
"I thought you were going to be smart with your project decisions with your great big stupid spending cleanse, and yet crown costs a lot and there's already a ton of molding in that room so I am pretty confused."
Right you are, Jeffro. Here's what you do in this kind of a sitch:
you raid the garage for every, single, solitary whatever that you've bought and haven't used from Lowe's: hinges, extra pipe cutter, air vents, hardware, knobs, whatever. If it's in plastic and not being used, return it. Then, you buy the cheapest crown known to man, and you walk out with having returned more than you spent.
And that's how it's done.
I was this close to buying these:
because if we've been friends for a while, then you know that I hate to paint. Annnnd, I hate cutting crown molding. Because it's evil.
They are crown corner pieces, and they negate the need to cut crown on an angle for corners.
And they would also make this project cost more than double. So I gave myself a peptalk instead.
I can do this (deep breath). I am going to conquer the art of cutting crown!! I WILL PREVAIL!
There are a million ways to cut crown: hold it on an angle against the fence and cut it with a beveled saw, use a jig. . .
But I'm doing it the "REAL" way.
The way "Severus" (that's the name of my saw if we haven't been friends long), intended it to be. Crown is cut flat, side that touches the ceiling towards the fence of the saw, with a mitered angle and a beveled angle.
This is getting boring. Just know,
that it didn't go well. I ate a lot of valentines chocolate in between cut mess ups. I thought I got it, but I didn't. I was like "Tommy Boy", and I was like,
"I KNEW THAT. WHY CAN'T I REMEMBER IT?"
It just. . . ew. Ew.
Inside left corner, outside right corner. . . bevel left, miter right. . .is this the top of the piece or the bottom. . .
It was ugly. You know Regina George on "Mean Girls", when she finds out that Cady's been feeding her those bars that are making her fat, and she's all,
"MOTHER! AAAAAAHHHHHH!" (crazy tantrum girl scream).
Well, it was like that.
But I'm happy to say, that I fought the good fight, and eventually. . . I fought the crown, and I won.
After my husband intervened and explained how my thinking was wrong. (Why is she screaming like that over and over? Yeesh.)
I just need to paint and spackle, now. And while I'm at it, every piece of molding could use a touch up. So, expect the final product next year when I peptalk myself into that crap.