So while it's taken me five bajillion years to finish my living room,
I have sat in there many a time and thought to myself,
"Self. This room needs crown. Or 'frown'. Get on it."
And it does, doesn't it? I've already added to the baseboard, and now it's time to fancy up the ceiling.
Especially because I did a seriously poor job cutting in the ceiling whilst painting up there.
one of the things I took away from the Parade of Homes, was this "frown" idea.
Oh, I don't know--
how about spending 3 times less?
How about not having crazy crown cuts that make you wanna kick someone's puppy?
So here's what I did.
Got myself some 1x6 MDF.
Regard the price diff:
--My fave, medium-sized crown: $20 per 8 ft. piece
--Big, fat, chunkier MDF: $8 per 8 ft. piece
Yeah. So it matters.
And of course,
since I'm a moulding kind of gal, it had to have a little curve put into it. Last week, when I had the wasting disease and was the world's biggest baby, the daddy-o just took these and routed 'em for me. Just to be nice.
Aw. That Daddy-o.
But seriously, doesn't MDF route nicely? Doesn't it? I recommend a mask though, as the dust is known to the state of California to cause cancer, and plus,
remember to expect to look like this when you're done.
this "frown"-- take a look-see. They didn't even 45 the corners. In Jeffro's line of work, he calls that a "butt joint". Heheh. Heh. He said "butt".
I cannot bring myself to do this. I cannot butt joint.
"I cannot do it, Captain! I haven't got the power!"
It just--- in my crazy little moulding noggin,
it's just wrong. I must bevel.
clearly I need to get all up on the ladder again and caulk these bad boys,
but I love the added white on top. Now if I just do like 2 more things, I can call this room good. Someone crack the whip for me. Help me move on in life.