Crown molding

I am looking for alternatives to crown molding.
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  • Tracy C Tracy C on Nov 22, 2015
    I am skipping the crown moulding too! My daughter-in-law has pretty high ceilings and I've suggested that we get a narrow decorative trim and bring it a foot or two (won't know how far down till we play around with it). She liked that idea so we will be painting the ceiling and that part of the wall above the trim antique white then we are painting the trim and using an antique wax to show off the detail of the trim, then painting a different color on the lower wall. I can't wait to do this in a couple of weeks when I go to visit.....I hope it looks good! I'm sure I saw that somewhere here on Hometalk, I'm always trying to mimmick the ideas here. Good Luck!
  • Holly Prim Holly Prim on Nov 22, 2015
    In my basement I used mdf cut into 4" strips attached with nail gun, then added a drip cap molding with the thick flat edge up against the ceiling so basically upside down. It made it look like ceiling trim without all the crazy angles of crown. I also saw an alternative that was sort of "craftsman-like" in a model home that I think I have a picture of. I will dig them up for you.
  • Holly Prim Holly Prim on Nov 22, 2015
    Here are two pics, hope you can see them o.k.
    • Tracy C Tracy C on Nov 27, 2015
      @Holly Prim Wow, that's a great look! I'm glad I saw these pics you posted, we may be changing to your idea, thank you Holly
  • Theresa Theresa on Nov 22, 2015
    Google it but there is a way to use paneling trim of different sizes and flip some over to make it. Many homes claim they have crown actually have panel door and floor trimming.
  • Donay Donay on Nov 22, 2015
    there is a site on line it is styrofoam crown moulding its cheaper then wood and really easy to do go online put in cheap crown moulding the company i used sorry can't remember the name it;s up in my living room and looks great my sister couldn't tell
  • JOHNNY JOHNNY on Nov 22, 2015
    They sell crown molding in Styrofoam, look at any home depot exterior, that is foam stucco'd over, they do have it for interior , apply plaster/ j' compound over it, paint to you taste / décor, less expensive. for your location use the net, deal w/ the mfg if you can,and they will help you on any questions
  • Barbara Barbara on Nov 22, 2015
    I found a wallpaper border that mimics crown moulding and looks authentic. It comes in white/beiges, white/grays, white/blues, etc. Pretty sure I found this on eBay but you can check Amazon as well. Just be sure to obtain accurate measurements before ordering.
  • Darla Darla on Nov 22, 2015
    If you are going for simple, a plain board just fastened flat to the wall might look good.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Nov 22, 2015
    What is it that you wish to improve on crown molding? Cheaper? Cleaner? More modern? I am really not sure what you are asking, sorry.
  • Terrie Neudorf Terrie Neudorf on Nov 22, 2015
    You can use 2 length of half round and paint them, then place on the wall the width you like and paint the distance inbetween then the same . Or if add a wall paper boarder . I've done this in a room that didn't look right with crown moulding , like a child's bedroom.
  • Penny Colgan-Davis Penny Colgan-Davis on Nov 26, 2015
    I've seen on the TV show "Knock It Off!" using two pieces of molding/trim, placed several inches apart and then the whole area- the molding and the space in between painted white. Looked great. Penny
  • Penny Colgan-Davis Penny Colgan-Davis on Nov 26, 2015
    My husband and I bought and put together a large shelving unit for our dining room. Once decorated, it looked terrific. Now, it's falling apart, with the back pulling away from the shelves, etc., and one shelf fell on me while I was dusting! I want to fix it and wondered if anyone has found a successful way to keep these in expensive shelves permanently together.
  • Carol Oswald Carol Oswald on Nov 28, 2015
    I agree that it depends on the problem you are trying to solve. Let us know the details and we can help better.
  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    what is the problem you have ?

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