Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dining Room Crown Molding

We were busy little DIY’ers before we left for our trip to Tybee Island.

Along with working on our guest bedroom (read about that process here), Nate and his dad hung crown molding in our dining room…and it’s pretty…


(Nate snapped these photos before I returned our glassware to the hutch…you can never be to safe around this house!)

How’d we do it?  Exactly the same as the office (read about the process here) except we did have to deal with this vent that was installed a little too close to the ceiling…


Here’s our easy fix...

The vent is a return vent.  This vent pulls air from the room and returns it to the geothermal system to properly cool/heat the house.  It’s an important vent but not so important that we couldn’t touch it.

We removed the cover…(we apologize for the poor light balance…)


We hung the crown molding as we did in the rest of the room…


Nate then replaced the vent cover by screwing it into the wall in it’s new location.  We may lose a tiny amount of air circulation by doing this but not enough to affect the heating/cooling of our house. 
(We still needed to fill in the splice where the crown meets above the vent.)


There you have it.  Another room checked off the crown molding to-do list!

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What do you think of the vent fix?  Would you have noticed if I hadn’t pointed it out?

Next on my to-do list….learn how to set the table all pretty and grown-up like.  Growing up my family didn’t use anything fancy like table cloths….or matching dinnerware for that matter…so there will be some blog/pinterest stalking in the future for fancy table decorating ideas.  Do you have any you want to share?


  1. i just love everything about this room! the bold wall color- to the gray furniture and the fantastic new crown molding! it looks GREAT!

  2. I love your dining room table. The crown molding looks great, too!

  3. My mom used VINYL tablecloths! I'm taking baby steps, lol! Runners & a center piece for now.

  4. It looks great!

    I think I'm weird in that I noticed the vent was too close to the ceiling when you said y'all were putting molding up, so I was wondering how you fixed that issue.

  5. Gorgeous! It's amazing what a difference it makes, makes the room so much more elegant and fished looking. I have been wishing for crown moulding in my apartment, but since i rent it doesn't really make sense for me to install some... maybe the next place I move. :)

  6. Beautiful!! We have a couple rooms that need crown moulding installed and I can't wait to see the difference it makes.

    And the vent looks just fine. Great (and simple!) solution.

  7. Lovely! We'll be doing this to our family room this month (after removing the popcorn ceiling - yuck!), and I'll definitely be hitting up your tutorial!

  8. color of furniture enhance the beauty of room.......

  9. I love the black, blue and white of the room! The molding really adds too it, like a finishing touch.

    I have placemats with napkins and napkin rings and a clear glass bowl with filler on my table, simple and easy. Especially since we never eat in there!

  10. ummm...grown up table decorating...does that mean vinyl placemats can't be used? The kind that had puzzles you could do in crayon and then wipe away for a whole new adventure at the next meal?

    I've never tried to decorate a table like a real grown up person. Excited to see what you try!

    Oh--and I love the color of your walls with the white molding. :)

  11. Wow! This is beautiful. I love the deep blue walls with the white trim and crown. Just such great contrast.

  12. Wow - it looks stunning! What a gorgeous room you've created.

  13. Great job guys, I'm so impressed!
    And I am absolutely in love with those navy blue walls.

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  15. LOOOOOVE this. We really need to get on with the purchase of a nail gun and compressor!

    As for table setting, so easy when you never eat in your dining room ;)

  16. Why don't you paint the air vent to match the walls??

  17. You know I LOVEd your dining room before, but is it possible for me to be even MORE in love?!?!?! I LOVE the crown molding! I don't think we'll be doing it in this house, but maybe the next! Tell the hubby nicely done! I watched my parents go through their crown molding work in their old house and it's quite a feat!!!

  18. It's amazing how a simple thing like crown moulding adds so much beauty to a room.

    We have vaulted ceilings in our living room, so it would look silly to put crown there...but we do have it in our hallways, bedroom, & bathrooms...and I love the way it looks! I think it kinda looks the way a pearl necklace looks with any outfit!

  19. The molding really brings out the color of the room. Looks great.

  20. Crown moulding makes everything look better. Wonderful job! I love the color in your dining room--perfect with the white accents!

  21. Have I asked you yet what color those walls are? I saw this post a couple of weeks ago (well, the moment you posted it probably) and have been OBSESSED with this dining room ever since. Plan on seeing a copycat soon!

  22. Your dining room is beautiful and I am in love with the wall color. Do you know the name of it? It's a great color! Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

  23. Looks great! Crown is so important when using dark colors - so worth the hassle.

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