How to install crown molding +bath update

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Today I’m going to show you how to install crown molding + give another little house update. Usually I wait until the room is completely done to share pics, but I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak of our guest bathroom ahead of time. :)Half bath makeover

So far we’ve had the wood floor replaced, added baseboards, painted/stenciled the wall and added the new vanity and lighting. I wanted something simple, classy and elegant for this space. It took me forever to find the perfect vanity, but I finally found this mirrored vanity and new it would be just perfect! It really is (besides the fact that it shows all the little finger prints). Ha!  I love the crystal knobs! I also found this fun oval mirror and light fixture on Lamps Plus that matched perfectly!  And in case you’re dying to see what it looked like before… here’s what it looked like when we first walked through. Definitely a little out dated, but I knew it had potential. Half bath before I haven’t taken pictures of the room yet now that there’s some decor up, but I wanted to show you how we installed the crown molding. I know a lot of people think this is a hard task, but it’s really not that bad. You can even do it with an $8 miter saw! You don’t need all the fancy equipment. It definitely makes it easier with some help though. Luckily my husband is a good sport and helped me put it up on his day off. He is a keeper!

How to install crown molding

Supplies:

  • Crown molding
  • Miter saw
  • Power Grab -lots of it!
  • Nail gun or finishing nails
  • Wood filler
  • Paper towels
  • Paint, if needed

Instructions:

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1. Measure the distance between each wall. Cut the desired length of crown molding. If using a miter saw box, remember to cut the molding at a 45° angle inside the box. Check and make sure the molding fits properly.

2. Apply power grab along the back side of the molding, then press molding into place.

3. You can reinforce the power grab with a nail gun or finishing nails as needed.

4. Place wood filler on top of the holes left by the nails. Then sand it down after it’s dry.

5. Add power grab, or a finishing caulk to seal up any edges. Then go along with a paper towel to remove any excess. Make sure to get it smooth, or you may need to sand it a little bit once it’s dry. How to install crown molding steps Once the molding is up, you can tape it off and add a fresh coat of paint. How to install crown molding

Also, do you remember the super thick crown molding from my living room makeover?

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To get that look you’ll basically add 2 extra pieces (we used base boards instead of crown molding) on the top and bottom. This takes some measuring and math to get all the spacing right, but the outcome looks phenomenal!

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Here’s a close up of what it looked like. It’s best to make an example before putting it up! ;)

crown molding tutorial

Here’s a close up of the stencil. I used the Moorish Trellis stencil from Royal Designs. It took me about 3-4 hours to complete, but I love the dimension it gives to the room. Stenciled patternThe paint I used as the base is agreeable grey from Sherwin Williams. Then for the stencil I used anew grey in a high gloss. This picture doesn’t really doesn’t do the colors justice. I’ll post more pic’s soon!

Want to see some swoon worthy bathrooms? Check out my powder room inspiration Pinterest board!

Have questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll make sure to answer them. XO

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:17 am (#
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    Love that stencil! Excited to see the rest of the room!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm (#
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      Thanks Katie! I will be happy when it is all complete! :)

  2. Natalie@SheBuildsHerHome posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm (#
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    I have always been intimidated by stenciling on walls, but have been toying with the idea of doing it in my basement soon. This really makes me want to! It looks so great!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm (#
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      It takes quite a while but it is a fun project and totally worth it! :)

  3. Steph+@+Crafting+in+the+Rain posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:08 am (#
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    The moulding makes such a difference!

  4. Gina posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:12 am (#
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    So much fun – I love the girly glam. It makes me so excited to really jump in & get going on all our rooms.

  5. Michelle posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm (#
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    That mirrored vanity is amazing! What a cute bathroom!

  6. Jenifer Lillich posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm (#
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    I just found your site today and haven’t been able to tear myself away! What fun! What inspiration! I love the projects, not to mention Jaimielyn

    • Jamielyn posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm (#
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      Thank you so much for your comment, you made my day! Xoxo!