Sometimes it’s the small little details that can make the difference in a home. I love older homes & even though we don’t live in an older home, we have some pretty decent moldings & trim. Of course, I’d love more of those, so to add a little pizazz here and there, I’ve found little ways to add some extra special details around this place. My dad built this old pine cabinet that is now in my laundryroom a LONG time ago. I spotted it outside under his carport one time and even though it was really hideous looking after he took it down from his utility room, I had him add some crown molding to the top of it. I knew I could make it pretty & it would be a perfect cabinet for my laundryroom makeover last year. I went to Lowes & picked up the small rope trim, mitered it & added it to the front of the door. Really makes a difference in sprucing up an old ugly cabinet. A new coat of paint & it changes the whole look of it.
This is one of a pair of corbels I added in the Diningroom doorway & it also adds some extra special architectural interest. These are actually resin, but I glued them in place with Liquid Nails. Painted them the same color as the trim & did a glaze over them.
These are just a few ideas on how to add a few interesting architectural details around your home too, even if you’re not blessed with having a house with moldings in abundance. Just a few little things like this can make a huge difference, so look around and see if you have anywhere to add some of these! Hope you all have a great weekend. I’m going to get some painting done this weekend, at least that’s the plan! That & watching Alabama football!
Sunny Kristi says
I’m so sad, either my computer or internet connection is not allowing me to see the full photos you posted. I just see the descriptions and am crying to see the photos! Am I the only one?
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Hey Rhodie, you certainly are a master with embellishing things with the special details that make them stand out! I think you personally kept House Parts in biz when you lived here- thanks again for turning me on to that place! I have paid it forward and brought friends there, but have not been in a while!
Kari & Kijsa says
Fabulous stuff…our favorite was your chair…When we recently refurbished a old house we had moldings cut from MDF and painted white….so much cheaper, but really went a long way to adding to the decor!
smiles, kari and kijsa
Great job on the architectural details. I love to do the same. It makes such a difference, without a lot of work or expense.
Have a great weekend!
wow what a beautiful home you have created! It must bring such joy and comfort to your family! You really have the gift of making a house a home.Bless you! Please come and visit me sometime at my blog!
warm pie, happy home
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Great ideas Rhoda. Thank you for sharing them. You certainly have the knack for the “little something extra!” . . . and for inspiring us all to “think outside the box!”
What great ways to add character to a modern house. And none of your ideas seems too difficult to do. Liquid Nails–a terrific idea for those of us for are hammer challenged.
WOW, you are SO good at that stuff! Maybe you could drive up here on day and help me with MY house! lol
I love it when you post photos of your home. It is decorated down to the last detail which makes it so interesting!
restyled home says
You have a wonderful eye for detail, and your home is so lovely!
Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' says
Oh Rhoda! I LOVE this post! All those special touches are so exciting to see. It’s amazing how just a little detail makes things POP!
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