Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to install molding (with videos, yikes!)

For a few weeks, I've been feeling like something was missing in my life...an itch that needed to be scratched. I felt a longing for something, but I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Then, one day, looking around our house, it hit me...I haven't done a molding project for EIGHT months. Good God, that's like a millennium in Sarah time.

I needed to squelch the need for molding STAT. I knew just the project to attack. I decided to add picture frame molding to the living room so it would continue around the room from our foyer. Here's what I did years ago (the pic is from years ago too):

So I took a trip to the greatest, most amazing place on earth. That most amazing place would be Lowe's. My Squeeeeee-zay Lowe's.

When I pick out molding, I lay it out on the floor to make sure it lays fairly flat and straight before I buy it:

This is the part when about 15 sweet Lowe's employees come up to me and ask it I need any help. Little do they know, I am very familiar with my lovely molding. We are tight.

I have been wanting to make a video for you all for months now, but couldn't' figure out the right topic. When I started this project, I realized it would be perfect!!

I'll have you know, I took one take each peeps. No rehearsal. No make up. It's scary.

Things you need to know before watching:

1. My eyes may look like they are as big as saucers, but they really aren't. (I don't think.) For some reason I look like I'm buggin' out. My hubby has always told me my eyes are his favorite feature of mine, but now I'm wondering what he's seeing. All I'm seeing is B.U.G.

2. I guess I have a turkey neck. It's been 34 years and I didn't know this until now. It's really, really pretty, let me tell you.

3. You'll see the back of my head for an extended period of time and my hair color looks really nice. I like it. Hope you do too.

4. I'm trying to decide if I should cut my hair again or grow it out. And it shows. ;)

OK, enough about me and my issues with the videos. The first is introducing myself, like you don't know who I am:



I showed you how to cut molding on this post back in March.

In this video, I show you how easy it is to get this stuff up on the wall:



All of the molding in our foyer was done before I had a nail gun, so you don't have to have one. It just makes the process much quicker!

I had my finger on the microphone for the next one, so I had to redo it. I'm new at this peeps, bear with me:



Whew, I need a nap. Or a drink. Or somethin'. Be kind to me people. ;)

I will show you the final result later this week! Only one more coat of paint to go and I'm done.

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