Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Becoming Obsessed with Molding

Since taking some time off of work, I have been finally inspired to turn our beautiful house into a home. Mr. Bohlen worked with the builder to pull together all of the big picture elements of our home and together we poured through catalogs and websites to add the finishes. When it was all pulled togther we moved in...and it sat as it was...and sat, and sat...for almost four years...

Mr Bohlen was perplexed, we have remodeled two homes in the Seattle Area and turned what once had good bones and in need of lots of love into masterpieces. Like the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding who thought that everything could be fixed with a good squirt of Windex, I thought that all of the world's problems could be solved with a good coat of paint. So why wasn't I painting?

I had this beautiful home and wanted to do it just right...perfect and could not commit to the perfect design plan. Well the time came that my son needed a new bed and so I emptied his room and the painting began. Mr. Bohlen rejoiced!!! More on that to come.

Now that I have his room in motion, I am thinking about what to do next. I think my new mantra is nothing makes a space more grand than molding. I have been gushing over my friend Jen's recessed full panel walls that she has painted a celery green in her restored tutor. And it got me looking through Blogland for some inspriration and I thought I would share these wonderful ideas with all of you!

I am still looking for inspiration. Please share your ideas on how to use molding or spaces that you have decoarted and I will feature your ideas here!

Here is the Accidental Molding Masterpiece from Ladybird Lane

My next stop was Tidbits from Treymane...all  I can say is wow!!! I had to read through all of her archives. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I am actually going to attempt her pantry redo in my home as my pantry sits out in the middle of the walkway in plain view and could use some wow factor.

Here is her inspiration from AD...

Here is her pantry before. It is alot like mine where it sits in the main through fare. They say the hearth is the heart of the home...but I am thinking that the pantry really is, given where they are built.

And viola!!! Here is the after...

Next stop is a great example of the Bead and Batten style with It's the Little Things that Make a House a Home

Isn't her family room so welcoming and gorgeous!!! Here is a couple of detail shots of the same room.

And another...
And here is some inspiration from a focal wall turned into an Alphabet Wall by Girl in the Air

And after...


  1. I am flattered you featured my molding. What a fun grouping of projects. I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you decide to do with the molding in your house!


  2. Christy,
    I can't wait to see what you decide on. Make sure you post before and after pics!! :)