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

The Brocantess said...

Really lovely. Love nontraditional solutions!

stefanie said...

lovin' that idea!!!! gorgeous

Secret Garden Cottage 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!

Zuzu 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

Debby 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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