Hi there you lovely people! Have you noticed something different about the site over the last week? Well, I’m in the process of making some changes (for the better is the hope!) so bear with me a bit longer!
Anyhow, recently I wrote about two easy ways to update your hallway and today I wanted to share with you the second part of that post, how we added craftsman style to our builder grade door trim.
I’m drawn to craftsman style for it’s timeless simplicity and adding even a few elements of it throughout your home can transform your space from bland to interesting often with a few easy updates.
Craftsman style is all about straight lines, earthy tones, use of natural wood and stonework, and screams cozy. It has home written all over it and is quintessential Americana.
So we brought a little of it to our home by adding this easy door trim.
The top of the original door trim was removed with a rotary tool.
If you’re wondering (and I really hope you aren’t) those are not my hands, they are my man’s hands. (Between working crazy long hours he somehow also finds time to help with some projects too!)
Meanwhile I was busy in the basement making the new trim pieces.
I first measured the width of each door.
Let’s pause for a side note. Did you know not every door in your home is the same width? You probably did because you’re smart like that. But I didn’t. In our upstairs alone there were three different sizes of doors!
Glad I measured. I measured wide so that the trim would leave a 3/4″ overhang.
To make the trim I used 3 1/4″ x 3/8″ pine moulding and 1/2″ x 1/2″ pine base (I think it’s actually called a parting stop, you’ll find it where you find other moulding products)
I glued the three pieces together with wood glue, clamped and let dry completely.
I sanded, painted white and then installed using a nail gun. I added a bead of caulk to fill in the inevitable gaps and it was done.
Pretty slick stuff.
And there you have it, much better eh? All you need is a weekend. So get busy and add a little character to those hallways!