Before & After: Jude's Impromptu Molding Treatment

Before & After: Jude's Impromptu Molding Treatment

Rebecca Orlov
Aug 26, 2008

Apartment Therapy reader, Jude, emailed us her gorgeous house makeover. We wanted to share the molding treatment that she created on one wall in her living room. Jude has slowly been making over her house for the last 3 years and has finally finished this pretty space. Read more about her inspiration and how an impromptu design decision helped to create this neat look after the jump.

While the trim crew was at Jude's to install the crown molding, she decided to spontaneously add an additional trim design to the wall in the 10.5 x 15.5 room. Inspired by the design of West Elm's daybed, Jude quickly sketched the overlapping square design and they went to work. Initially, Jude had thought the squares would be the same size. However, the trim installer ended up varying them a bit by making some smaller then others and it worked! The trim pieces were attached simply by a nail gun and Jude couldn't be happier!

[The molding adds dimension to the space]

[Here's another shot of before and after in Jude's living room.]
We love the look too and find Jude's positive attitude about design a pleasure. Overall, the project was quick and affordable. It took two days to complete the trim cutting and attachment. Supplies were only $80 and labor was negotiated to a nice price. If you are interested in this semi-DIY, check out more of Jude's creative and inspiring makeover right here. (We love the Kelly green accent wall in her other room.)

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