Adding Character: Simple DIY Craftsman Trim

Oh how I love trim!  In my mind, trim equals character.  After removing every last baseboard and window molding in the house, I may have had a minor panic attack.  Removing the ugly is easy.  But replacing the entire house with trim and molding that will add character?  On a budget?  Yikes.  Bring on The Family Handy Man, Cape 27 and The Charming Nest.  All three had ways to make Craftsman style trim.  I took the parts that worked best for me and got to work.  Oh yes, I love trim!

Trim window (569x759)

Craftsman style trim around all of the windows.

trim lr into entry header (466x759)

And all of the door casings…

Trim LR header (759x569)

Gigi was relaxing so peacefully in her bed I didn’t have the heart to tell her to move so I could I picture without her little head!

trim dr header, this one (759x568)

And big surprise, look who moved to nap in my picture, yet again.  When a crazy Boxer relaxes, you go with it!

trim, dr door (559x759)

And of course trim around all of the doors.  This door I kept, and not because it was a budget friendly idea.  I actually love this door!

trim DR (759x560)

And my absolute favorite – – board and batten.  Talk about adding character!

I had to tweak my trim install to work around our weird house issues.  I’ll post a tutorial on how I did our simple craftsman trim in case you have weird house issues too!







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