|Project by Mark||posted 09-26-2012 02:52 AM||2313 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Have had a dining room trim work design project on tap for quite a while now, and I finally just got into the heart of it. I really love shadow boxes, and while I’ve done several in my home (some on stairs which were really tricky with the angle-cuts), and I thought I’d try to take things to an even more comprehensive level this time.
My design includes fluted casings, crown moldings, chair rail – and two sets of shadow boxes: one high and another low. When complete, I’m also going to try to do a faux finish within the shadow boxes (have never attempted that before), and I’ll finish everything else in a high-end semigloss. I think I’ll even then finish the room off with a hardwood floor.
It’s coming along nicely now – but still has a way to go. You can see some of the progress in the attached pictures, and there are more photos (and even a design video I shot a couple of days ago) on my website if anyone wants to see more on this at the following link:
I genuinely love the look of trim work – all of it. Plus, I find there’s something particularly gratifying about doing this type of work. You can be incredibly precise, completely creative – and still have all the fun of using some great power tools. I definitely love my nail gun… ;-)
Even though this isn’t finished – the room was nothing more than an empty box before. And I’m planning to do some nice color contrasts when I take this just a little further. We’re getting there…
-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com