How to Install Crown Molding…

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

 

I guess maybe this isn’t as much an actual tutorial on HOW to do crown molding as a show-off of what ours looks like as well as a resource list with tutorials from people that were actually involved in the process! 😉  lol

Let’s face it.  I just cheered Handsome Man on.  You know how I lack thoroughness and exactness?

Yeah.  Crown molding needs both.  Like a LOT of both.  😉 Haha!

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

Step 1:   Last time I believe this process was started the same way… YouTube baby!  Handsome Man’s best friend when it comes to quickly learning something new! 🙂

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

Step 2:  Realize that the crown molding is quite a bit deeper than all the tutorials you could find and that you have to cut it from 2 angles because your miter saw isn’t big enough to cut it in one shot.  Call Handsome Man’s Dad and ask him if he’ll help get things started because he’s exceptionally good at things like… You know…  Angles. 😉

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

 Step 3: Put up several pieces of the crown molding using the beloved air nail gun.  Expect to have a few gaps in the corners.  It IS an old house after all… And let’s face it, I don’t think they even knew what a square corner was back then!  Simply remember that caulking is the best thing ever invented and it will work wonders! 🙂

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

Looking faaaaabulous, baby!!!

 

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

This was the only piece that we had to use glue on… We couldn’t use any nails on this piece because it was an end cap piece.  We just glued it, taped it up there, then took the tape off after it dried.

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

This was the glue we used… I don’t love it or anything…

We just happened to have it on hand.

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

DIY in Real Life.com: How to Install Crown Molding

Looks KILLER awesome, doesn’t it???!

 

 

If you missed it, don’t forget to check out our dining room reveal!  It has all the links to all the details in this awesome room! 🙂

 

 

RESOURCE LIST

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Young House Love actually just did a tutorial on crown molding recently on their blog….  They used an awesome new tool to find exact angles…. It looks totally SWEET!

Me?  I just get it close and use a ton of paintable caulking.  😉 lol!

 

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Q & A Day: Buying and Installing Crown Molding by The Remodeling Guy.

He doesn’t post often, but I totally love his blog!

A man?  Who blogs? And has awesome taste?  Ummm… Yeah, that’s pretty sweet!

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Another post by The Remodeling Guy….

Selecting Crown Molding – Sizes, Profiles, Options.

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 DIY Cheap Chunky Crown Molding by Bower Power

This is kinda brilliantly done.  Some types of these DIY faux chunky crown moldings are a bit… well… obviously faux.

This one?  Actually pretty awesome!

 

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A good tutorial by This Old House…  A good step-by-step how to.

Anyhoo… Those are my best links…  I say GO FOR IT!!

 Looks great…

Gives better resale value to your house…

Relatively inexpensive upgrade…

Crown molding is a pretty awesome addition to your home!

Check out the original Dining Room post….

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