No, I did not ignore all the questions I've received about "frown".
Frown: faux crown.
(frown, as seen in The Parade Of Homes this year)
So. . . why do frown? Or as a reader left a comment a few days ago:
"Could frown be used instead? Will it look like I am a special child who can't properly put up crown moulding? Help!"
I've asked myself that same question. Will I regret frown? Will I wish I'd have put up crown instead?
Let me answer that question with a question:
Have you stared in a room and tried to figure out if it really was crown up there or frown? 'Cause I have, and I still, after hours and hours of staring up in the chapel at church, cannot for the life of me decide if the ceiling (which is 20 feet high) has crown or frown.
Regard the baby girl's room:
It has real crown. Cheap, small crown, but what's around where the wall meets the ceiling is, in fact, crown.
And when I was done, I stared and stared in this room, and said, and I quote,
"I'm so bugged I spent all that time cutting crown and you can't even tell for sure if it's crown or not."
So, it's a big decision everyone must make. Think on it. Ponder on it. Hold a candlelight vigil and a fast if you must,
but here's my frown. And I do like it. I don't think it's tricking anyone that it's crown, but I love the white up there.
Why else frown?
*No crazy crown cuts-- just regular, normal, beveled cuts just like cutting baseboard or chair rail.
And if you really wanna simplify,
do what this home did. They butt jointed and didn't 45° a thing. Look close. Butt joint.
And finally, allow me to leave you with this little gem.
Let's say you did exactly what I did. You frowned. Let's say you feel deep regret. Check it, yo:
are you following this? This dude (it's from a mag and I can't remember which) frowned with baseboard. THEN, he frowned ON THE CEILING. Are you following me??
And then, BAM:
the man added crown OVER THE TOP of the frown. Look how freaking fabulous it looks.
Someone get out my smelling salts.