Yes girls. You heard me correctly. I know we want to be thrifty. And I like to be thrifty, too. But after this project, I might recommend paying for convenience.
I had bought a ready-made molding box from Lowe's a few months ago. They are on a bottom shelf in the trim aisle. I bought an 18x23 for $12. They have all different sizes, but thought I would try the bigger dimension for the dining room, just to make sure that is what I wanted to do.
An 8' piece of picture frame molding is $6. I needed 9 boxes. One 8' piece would make 1 box. $54 vs. $108...well, duh! Picture frame molding please!
I get home and put the first piece of trim into the miter box. WTH? Why won't it cut? I'm a smart girl with a college edumacation. But this wasn't going as smoothly as I wanted. After some fighting with the trim, and the miter box, I got one cut done. Screw it. It was hot. And I was just going to have to wait on hubby.
During this wait time, I realized the trim was wood...NOT the foam trim that others have used, that cuts more easily. Oh well...that's the story of my life.
Well, after hubby watched me a few minutes, he began to
It is an easy project, with a major impact, for minimal dollars. And anyone can do it! This project just wasn't a good fit for my personality or attention span! Something to think about when tackling that to-do list!