How to add crown molding above a door in your home isn’t hard. If you gather a few basic supplies you can have the project done in a day.
What can you do with a pine board, a piece of crown molding, and decorative trim this weekend?
You can separate two rooms that share a long wall with this combination of decorative molding. This way the rooms can be painted different colors giving each room its own identity. By adding this 1, 2, 3 combo of molding I was able to create a nice delineation between my kitchen and family room as well as add some architectural interest to the space. I bought the beaded decorative trim at VanDykes Restorers.
This doorway used to look exactly like the one further down the wall until I installed the board, molding, and decorative trim above it.
I measured the space between the ceiling and the existing doorway trim and cut the pine board to fit. The board was the same thickness as the pre-existing door frame trim. I attached it with liquid nails and a nail in each corner. I then added the crown molding at the ceiling line and on top of the board. I used the decorative trim piece to cover the joint between the existing door frame trim and the pine board.
A little Spackle to cover the nail holes, some caulk, and 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Alabaster and I was done pretty much 123…