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Toilet Crown Molding Put in – Addicted 2 Adorning®

My grasp rest room crown molding is put in! The lengthy look ahead to a solution to the entire roadblocks I used to be going through has come to an finish. However I did issues a bit otherwise than I had deliberate.

On Friday, I confirmed you these mid molding blocks that I had made in order that the crown molding may useless finish into these blocks on the entrance to the bathe and the bathroom space.

In the event you missed these discussions concerning the roadblocks I used to be hitting with the crown molding set up, you possibly can examine them right here and right here.

So I had a plan. I preferred the plan. However I nonetheless needed to tweak the design of these mid molding blocks. They appeared too huge and ponderous, and in addition nonetheless too ornate for my style. So on Friday evening after I was purported to be taking Cooper (our canine) out and preparing for mattress, I used to be at my miter noticed messing round with the blocks I had made to see in the event that they may very well be reduce down. (I knew I wouldn’t have the ability to sleep except I attempted this primary.)

And certain sufficient, I used to be in a position to. I reduce a bit greater than an inch off of the depth of the highest block. That reduce into the ornamental pointy backside of the crown molding, however I used to be okay with that, as a result of I needed an easier design anyway. So I simply reduce that time off and was left with this…

So I went to mattress happy that I’d have the ability to make mid molding blocks that have been smaller and fewer ornate to suit my private style. After which as I do with all huge initiatives, I started to examine the method of putting in every thing from begin to end.

I do that with each huge mission I tackle, particularly constructing initiatives (like furnishings or cupboards). I envision your entire course of, begin to end, with each step, to ensure I’m not overlooking one thing. This very train is the explanation the lavatory trim has been stalled for therefore lengthy, as a result of each time I’d consider an answer, I’d envision the method begin to end and run into one more concern.

In order I used to be mendacity in mattress on Friday evening, envisioning the method of putting in the crown molding from begin to end, I spotted that I had solved one downside with the mid molding blocks, however I had created one other. Let me clarify.

My plan this complete time was to complete out the mural wall by including one other 1″ piece of lumber throughout the highest to match the trim items on the edges and the baseboard on the underside (all of that are 1″ lumber), after which set up the crown on high of that. After which I’d “body” the mural inside all of these 1″ lumber items with base cap molding.

The crown, which might be put in on high of that high 1″ piece of lumber, would then wrap across the sides of that wall seamlessly.

The issue? If I used these mid molding blocks, that signifies that the crown wrapping across the mural wall would useless finish into the facet of the mid molding block on the identical airplane, whereas the crown molding on the facet wall would useless finish into the facet of the 1″ transition piece, whereas the mid molding block would sit on high of the 1″ transition piece like this…

So the facet wall crown molding can be set again 3/4-inch on the facet of the mid molding block, the place the crown molding wrapping across the mural wall can be introduced ahead on the mid molding block as a result of the again of that crown molding and the again of that mid molding block can be put in on the identical airplane.

Phew! I hope that is smart! All that to say that I had created one more downside. And the answer appeared straightforward — set up 1″ lumber throughout the lavatory earlier than putting in the crown molding, similar to I deliberate to do on the mural wall. That method, each the facet wall crown molding and the mural wall crown molding would useless finish into the mid molding blocks on the identical airplane. That will eradicate that 3/4-inch variation.

That appeared like an inexpensive resolution, after which I spotted that I used to be making issues WAY too difficult!!

If I’m going to go to the difficulty of putting in 1″ lumber all the way in which across the room earlier than putting in the crown molding, then why can’t I finish the entire crown molding utilizing hanging returns?

I do know you’re saying, “However Kristi! You HATE hanging returns! You’ve mentioned it over and over!

I’ve mentioned it. Over and over. However right here’s the deal. It’s not likely the hanging return itself that I couldn’t fathom in my rest room. It was the thought of white crown molding with a white hanging return in opposition to my blue wall. It’s simply method too stark of a distinction (white in opposition to blue), and would have left these vertical transition boards useless ending into the ceiling.

However white crown molding ending on a white vertical transition piece with a dangling return? I may do this! White molding in opposition to white trim up in opposition to a white ceiling — there’s nothing about that that may draw consideration to a dangling return. And I wouldn’t be left with an ungainly white crown hanging return in opposition to a blue wall.

In order that’s the plan I went with! I began by putting in 1″ x 2″ boards throughout the room the place the crown molding can be put in, which you’ll see right here…

After which I did a dangling return with the crown ending proper on the fringe of the vertical transition boards. White on white in opposition to a white ceiling. It’s understated, and but has a completed look (or will as soon as it’s really completed), and it doesn’t draw consideration like a mid molding block would have.

By the way in which, if you happen to set up your individual crown molding, and haven’t but found the surprise of crown molding hangers (the black factor you see two pictures up that’s holding my crown molding into place), let me encourage you to get these instantly. They arrive two to a package deal, and they’re superb. I at all times set up my crown molding on my own, however this was my first time ever utilizing crown molding hangers. I can’t consider how straightforward this stuff made the job, and I additionally do not know how I’ve put in crown on my own all these years with out them! You will discover them right here, and there’s no studying curve. They’re so easy to make use of! Anyway, again to the crown molding…

Right here’s what the crown regarded like as soon as it was put in on the 1×2 items that I had hooked up to the wall…

And right here’s the view of that whole wall with the hanging return on the correct finish on the entrance to the bathe.

I made some changes on the mural wall earlier than putting in the crown. Initially, I had trimmed out the ends of those partitions as if I have been trimming out a door, considering of the tip items as door jambs, and the facet items (i.e., the items put in on the mural facet) as door facings. So I put in these facings with a small reveal like I do with all of my door and window trim. You possibly can form of see it on this image…

So earlier than I started putting in the crown molding on the mural wall, I eliminated these 1″ x 3″ “casing” items, swapped them out for 1″ x 2″ items, and put in the brand new items in order that they have been completely sq. with the boards on the tip. In different phrases, I removed the small 3/16″ reveal. Squaring up these two items, and utilizing narrower items on the mural facet, gave it such a cleaner look. After which as soon as the crown was put in, I added the bottom cap molding all the way in which round to border the mural. Clearly it nonetheless wants the entire end work (wooden filling, sanding, caulking, portray), however right here’s what it appears like proper now…

Caulk will make an enormous distinction, however I already love the way in which it appears.

Then I added the identical base cap molding beneath the crown across the perimeter of the room. Right here’s how this space proper on the entrance to the bathe appears, however after all, it should look a lot cleaner as soon as the entire end work has been finished.

Proper now, there’s fairly a shadow between the underside of the crown and the highest of the bottom cap molding, however as soon as it’s caulked, that darkish shadow will disappear. Sadly, House Depot didn’t have sufficient base cap molding for me to make all of it the way in which across the room, however listed here are these two partitions with the bottom cap put in…

(Ignore the unfastened baseboard leaning in opposition to the wall within the picture above. I ought to have moved it so it wouldn’t trigger confusion. I’m not putting in wooden baseboards in my bathe. 😀 )

And right here’s what it appears like going into the bathroom space. I do know it’s form of laborious to see, however that’s the purpose! White crown molding ending with a dangling return on white trim boards in opposition to a white ceiling is totally acceptable to me as a result of they beautiful a lot disappear!

After which right here’s the bathe facet (with my very dusty ceiling). Once more, these darkish shadows beneath the crown will quickly be full of caulk in order that they’ll disappear.

Right here’s one other take a look at the doorway to the bathroom space from a distance.

Right here’s a detailed up of the hanging return on the facet that doesn’t but have the bottom cap put in beneath the crown molding…

And right here’s what the again facet of this hanging return appears like. I nonetheless want a bit of trim to cowl that vertical area between the tip trim board and the drywall on the bathroom space facet of the wall. I’ll get one thing understated, and received’t be trimming it out like I did the mural facet of the wall. So we will simply ignore that for now. 🙂

I didn’t fairly set up that finish board at an ideal 90-degree angle, so I’m left with a bit hole within the crown on this facet. However that’s what caulk is for! It’ll look nice as soon as it’s all completed.

So the crown molding points have all been solved in our grasp rest room, and I couldn’t be happier. I nonetheless have a complete lot of ending work to do on it, however I’m already fairly thrilled with the way it all labored out.


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