When I was painting the bathroom cabinets last month, I decided to tack on painting the crown moulding in the living room. We had previously painted the door jams, but hadn’t touched the crown moulding, hutch built-in or windows. The hutch built-in and windows still haven’t been touched, but the crown moulding is looking much better!
This is where we were before:
Do you see the difference between the door jam and the crown moulding?
I wiped down the moulding and then gave it two coats of bright white paint.
It shouldn’t make that big of a difference, but it is so noticeable (well at least to us!).
For two hours of my time and $0 out of pocket, I’m wondering why I haven’t gotten on the built-in and windows! Call me crazy!
ps. If you’re wondering why you don’t see the other side of the living room…
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of white on trim and molding. I agree that it makes a big difference
Thanks Julia! The hubs said that he didn’t think most people would notice the difference and I told him that I notice so that’s all that matters!
Katie @ Little House of Four
Hi Ashley! I just came across your blog and love your style. Your home is gorgeous and I can’t wait to follow along!
Hi Katie! Welcome! The house is definitely a work in progress, but we are getting there. =)
Jennifer @ Brave New Home
I always feel silly painting creams/beiges bright white but it does make such a difference! Haha, that’s how I take photos for my blog, too ; ] The mess usually just lies on the other side of the room.
What a transformation! Looks great!
Thanks Amy! Sometimes, it’s the little projects that can make you smile.