Margaret lives in a rental in Atlanta’s Backyard Hills neighborhood, in a 12-unit constructing that dates again to 1919. Outdated buildings generally include disagreeable surprises, like when Margaret realized that the skin wall of her breakfast nook must be fully changed because of water injury. However as an alternative of seeing inconvenience, Margaret noticed a possibility to make her charming previous residence much more charming.
Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at the breakfast nook alone. Whereas the house is already fairly pretty, Margaret took this opportunity to make it one thing so a lot better.
Her secret weapon? Image molding. Including image molding to your partitions is a reasonably easy DIY, supplied you’re a bit useful. However, since rebuilding the wall concerned hiring a contractor, Margaret supplied the contractor with drawings indicating the place she needed the molding to go. The price of the wall was lined by the unit’s earlier proprietor, however Margaret estimates the molding value about $200.
That wasn’t the one change made to the breakfast nook: It additionally acquired a brand new coat of gray paint, in Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound. Portray the moldings, the partitions, and the baseboards all the identical colour makes for a superbly cohesive look and helps draw the attention up.
That is the place you’ll discover Margaret’s new mild fixture. It value about $100 and provides the proper modern-yet-luxe contact to the house (with slightly help from the ceiling medallion). The brand new breakfast nook is gorgeous, stylish, and matches seamlessly into this 100-year-old residence. It’s as if the molding had been there all alongside.
Margaret accomplished her venture for round $350: $200 for the molding, $100 for the sunshine fixture, and $50 for paint. In case you intend to have a contractor set up your molding, you’ll should think about that value as nicely. However for those who’re planning to DIY, this YouTube tutorial is a superb place to begin.