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12 Insanely Clever Molding and Trim Projects

Does your house need a little pick me up? Get some fresh ideas on how to beautify your home with these relatively simple DIY molding and trim projects.

Howtobuildit.org has tons of DIY projects for do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels. Find creative ways to add more flair to your home. Molding and trim are an underrated way to freshen up your space. Check out these refreshing projects you can try now!

DIY Molding and Trim Projects

1. Classic Crown Molding

Installing crown molding is a fairly inexpensive and easy way to add elegance and charm to any room in your home.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

2. Spruce Up Your Cabinets

Create a more finished look to your cabinets by installing light rails on them. Great idea from Connie’s Corner.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

3. Paint Your Crown Molding

To update your room, use this tutorial to paint your crown molding.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

4. Install Bead Board

Install beadboard on the bottom 1/3 ish of the wall, install trim directly above the bead board, then paint above the trim. HGTV has a great tutorial on installing this into your own home. A very classy, crisp look!

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

4. Tin Is In

Tin ceilings are very in right now. If you have one or are planning on installing one, know that you can install tin crown molding to go with the ceiling! Here is a great how to from American Tin Ceilings. Very chic and modern–I love tin!

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

5. Install Baseboards

Don’t forget about the floor! Installing taller baseboard will make for a more regal look in the room that won’t go unnoticed.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

6. Don’t Forget Your Mirror

Place trim around a mirror. Mirrors add depth to rooms that otherwise feel cramped, and adding trim around a mirror only improves the look! Such a fun idea from Full of Great Ideas.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

7. Wainscoting

Install wainscoting in much the same way you would bead board. A slightly different look with the wide panels, but still very appealing.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

8. Trim Your Windows

The walls aren’t the only areas of a home that can benefit from trim and molding. The look of windows, too, can be enhanced by trim.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

9. Highlight Your Light Fixture

Install a ceiling medallion in the master bedroom or formal dining room. Beautiful chandeliers look even more stunning when hung from a medallion. Get the how-to from Today’s Homeowner.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

10. Update Your Entry Way

Installing trim around the big entry ways of your home will give the area a classier, more expensive look. This is sure to add value to your home.

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

Image from Driven By Decor

11. Add Trim To Your Porch

Absolutely perfect for older homes (or even log cabin style homes!) this is such a cool way to add personality and flair to the outside of your house. Beautiful!

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

Image from Front Porch Ideas and More.

12. Hide Ugly Beams

Use decorative trim and molding to hide those unsightly beams and pillars in your home!

12 Insanely Clever DIY Molding and Trim Projects

Image from Houzz.

I know that these DIY molding and trim projects inspired me to make some much needed updates to my home! Looks like my weekend will be full!

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