Sheetrock cracks above doorways

Clarity
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Is there a classic looking treatment that can be added to the top of doorways in a home where there was obvious cracking of the sheetrock due to settlement at one time?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 21, 2015
    Are you referring to molding?

  • Clarity Clarity on Oct 21, 2015
    The area between the door trim and the ceiling that currently does not have molding applied.

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    • Betty Betty on Oct 22, 2015
      I had a crack start at the ceiling & go down to the top of my door frame. I used a stencil & sheet rock mud & made a raised stencil design that covered the crack. hope that helps.

  • Z Z on Oct 21, 2015
    Depending on the style of your home, you could add a framed mirror above the door to look like a transom. http://decorhacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/diy-transom.jpg Though it would be much easier to just repair the crack.

  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Oct 22, 2015
    I put family pictures on the top of my frames you get the plastic ones from walmart in the size you need and they hide alot of sins. You could also use scrapbook paper too to change with the seasons again in the frames.

  • Katie Katie on Oct 22, 2015
    A tube of paintable caulk and and a little bit of touch up paint will also hide it.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Oct 22, 2015
    I mounted shallow bookshelves above all the doors in the bedroom hallway. We had 6 doors to work with so we just ran the shelving all the way round the hall. Decorated with books, boxes, baskets, candles and plants. Added some framed photos on the shelves and on the wall. No one can see the cracks, they don't stand out after simple repairs. Bonus: more storage.

  • HouseLogic.com HouseLogic.com on Oct 22, 2015
    Check out these inspirational photos of molding ideas that will hide the cracks above your doorway: http://goo.gl/qkG0B3

  • Pat Phillips Pat Phillips on Oct 22, 2015
    I used tine tiles from Hobby Lobby....and did a matching treatment over the window.....looks great! And the price was right.....

  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Oct 22, 2015
    Haven't you seen the commercials? cracks are bad. You might have foundation problems causing the cracks. I would have it looked into soon if I were you..

  • Debra Pilchard Debra Pilchard on Oct 22, 2015
    Hi,find a plastic stencil you like and a small can of spackle. Use masking tape to hold to the wall. Spred it on with spackly knife or what ever let it dry. Then lightly sand it and paint . You can make it a piece of art over all the doors and such. Have fun and good luck.