Friday, July 30, 2010

FAKE OUT

Slowly over the years, Mr. Sweet Pea and I have put our stamp on this 70's ranch~style place we call home. With him being in the carpentry biz sometimes we have lucked out and gotten materials for very little and a few times for nothing.

The room that I now use as my studio got some fabulous wide crown molding from a job that had leftover's. With the crown molding at 6 inches we couldn't very well install wimpy baseboards. So I came up with a way to fake the look of fabulous wide baseboards using regular 3 and 1/2" base with shoe mold on the bottom and a quarter round trim placed 4 and 1/2" above. Then I painted the molding and the wall in between white and voila, big fat baseboards!

25 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Looks good my friend! That Mr. Pea is a keeper.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Shelley, dang you're a smart girl. Love this idea and might put it to use. That's my problem here, wimpy, tired woodwork and baseboards; you did good!!
xo,
Debra

The Green Pea said...

Great idea, looks wonderful. sandi

Tammy said...

Very Nice! I love crown moulding and wide baseboards...it's makes the room!! Great Job!! Now go have a nice relaxing weekend with your sweet man!
Happy Friday!
Tammy :-)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Looks so good and you would never be a ble to tell the difference!

Tales from the Deep South said...

Looks good! And it's a great idea!!!

countrycharisma said...

Very Nice! Love the look, and great idea! I have a sweat pea that can do those things too; I will have to show him. Blessings, carrell

Anonymous said...

Really lovely. Love nontraditional solutions!

stefanie said...

lovin' that idea!!!! gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Shelley, and it looks gorgeous!
~ Jo :)

Brooke ~ SummerBrooke Gardens said...

What a fantastic idea, you're so clever, looks fantastic!

~Brooke

unique unique design said...

What a great idea! It looks really fabulous.
marcie

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Wow Shelley, I love big fat molding. And painted white, it's just perfect. I'd love to see your home. How bout a tour in a future post. I'm sure it's amazing! Lisa

Lauri Evans said...

OMG shell, I can't even tell. It looks fabulous. Thanks for the tip about Marburger pics. Can't wait to see you there and wear our Pearl!!!! I hope we make lots of $ so we can buy more Pearl!!! lauri

Flea Market Trixie said...

Love that, it so good!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers! That looks wonderful, Shelley!!! Great job!
:)
Zuzu

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wow! You creative girl, you! Looks utterly wonderful. Great fake out! lol! I'm stashing that idea for future honey-do jobs....

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love a hubby that knew carpentry... mine can't even hang a nail! xo

The Zhush said...

Brilliant! Great idea!

Susanne said...

Beautiful! I NEED to do this at my house.
Susanne.

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Very Pretty,,,I like those baseboards:)

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Looks great and what an awesome way to fake it. Love your porch.

Sandy

Anne Marie said...

looks great!

and yes, I have one linen gown that I love to wear...and there isn't anything better in the summer....

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Looks FAB!!! Great idea!!

June said...

Shelley I knew I loved you for a reason! Cause you are such a clever, clever girl! What a great idea this is.
hugs to you from here!

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