I wanted to add some texture and statement to my walls so I went to Home Depot (that’s my go to place for everything) with a $25 gift card and determined to not spend a cent more.. to look for crown moldings, they’re expensive. For me at least..
DIY Wall Accent Molding for $15
Each of the pine strips of molding I purchased were about $1.50, the cheapest was actually .89c .. the most expensive was $2. I got three styles to make my own design.
The top is a half round, the middle is a embossed one and the third is my favorite.
So I just nailed them to the wall in the order of my desired design.
The vertical strips are $2 poplar.
After they were all nailed, I used wood filler to fill the holes, sanded, then painted.
This is in my daughter’s room and I’m so happy with the results. Now I have the confidence to try the same thing in my kitchen and the rest of my house.. I might just crown mold the entire place with these cheap little cute things.
CONS: they’re not as sturdy as regular crown molding wood, so be careful when cutting or nailing them, they might crack or rip. They’re very light and easily breakable, almost like a giant toothpick.