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diy fancy!

February 6, 2010

the living room has the most incredible 14 inch or so plaster moulding that we ADORE! but could never afford to get more for the rest of the house, so we decided to take advantage of what was already here instead of blowing our tile savings on moulding.

this is the end result, we like the way it looks fairly grand but also subtle depending on the light. OK so now to what we did…

while we were ripping down the wallpaper we found that the wallpaper border around the ceiling was adhered to a piece of styrofoam, strange and interesting, and bookended by quarter round, again strange and interesting. After a little more demo the super amazing original flocked border was unearthed, this is the same wallpaper that is in the giant guest room closet that looks fantastic because it has been painted glossy white. So we got to thinking/drinking and decided that we should keep this remnant of history and repurpose it as fancy moulding!

step one was priming. We primed that sucker a few times to make sure that the flocking would be stiff enough to make a relief after the final paint job, and installed corner pieces that were on mega sale at home depot.

more fancy trim pieces

at this point I must admit that I was having second thoughts, I mean how ridiculous does that look?!

but Voila! who knew totally fancy and totally cheap, the flocking makes a beautiful relief that is hard to see in photos but is very pretty in person.

this a shot of the inside of the closet so you can imagine how the moulding looks. So I thought this could be an easy way to repurpose those stray rolls of crazy wallpaper that are omnipresent on craigslist and the thrift store…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. thehouseonpennylane permalink
    February 6, 2010 8:37 pm

    LOVE it! I wish I could see it in person!

    • February 6, 2010 8:46 pm

      thanks! we’re so happy with how it turned out, I think it could even work for a ceiling, because it ends up looking like stamped tin a little!

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