Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A little Molding ~

It never fails to amaze me what a little bit of decorative molding can do.
The cabinet doors in the powder room were horrible, just flat pieces of wood with absolutely nothing to relieve their ugliness.

Because of the strange sizes new doors would have to have been custom made and thus quite pricey. I choose to add molding and see if I could make them acceptable.

I used one inch molding applied around the edge of each door;  Easy to do with my new pin-nailer from Harbor Freight. Total cost for the molding: $10.00.

And this...

became this,

 and this, 

became this.

The new brass hinges and glass knobs also add to their improved appearance but the major difference is  the addition of the molding. 

I am very pleased, such a big change for so little effort and cost. Give it a try sometime.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a lovely day.


  1. We just added some molding below the chair rail in thendin8ng room a bit ago. What a difference it made. From flat to fab!!
    Your doors are beautiful!

  2. It looks completely different. Well done! Is there anything that you can't imagine and create? I will be looking back at your posts as I plan what to do in our (as yet not purchased) new home.

  3. WOW, what a difference - they look terrific. Who would have thought - you did an outstanding job on them. Don't you wish that they would have let girls take wood working in high school instead of home making. Our mothers could teach us how to sew and cook, but not basic carpenter skills. Thank goodness for Night School that we can take classes. What else do you have up your creative sleeve. Did you get your plants in the ground?
    Have a great weekend.

    1. I was lucky to have both a father and husband that were very handy so I learned a lot, but not nearly as much as I wished I would you said, woodworking is not for girls ~ LOL!

  4. Looks so professional and I'm glad I have a husband who can manage those type of projects. I do think he has tools and a shovel permanently attached to his right hand in the summer months.

  5. Beautiful! I agree, molding can make all the difference.

  6. Love your up styling to the doors, the molding is a real added plus to your design style.
    Love the iron gate and fencing on your header it's so rustic full of beauty.
    I am getting ready to paint some cabinets I will keep in mind your DIY post with the molding.

    Keep inspiring us all.

    See you soon


  7. I love how that little bit of molding made such a difference in the doors. Gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for the tip, I think I'll try it around my mirror.


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