We've lived in our house for almost 5 years, and while we've painted, decorated, and made ourselves nice and cozy here, I have been dying to put up crown moulding. We don't live in a custom home, and I've always felt that this simple addition could really add some character and finishing quality to our house. We worked with a guy named Cory Fredricks, who had done a lot of work for family members. They were really pleased with the work he did, so we started there. He quickly gave us an estimate, which is coincidentally the number I had in my head when looking into this project. We went to Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menards to price out crown moulding. I was so glad to see that there was really only one design option for the size/type of moulding we needed (primed pine). What was amazing was the price difference! At Lowe's and Menards, it cost $15 for a 12 foot board, and we needed 275 feet of crown moulding. At Home Depot, they had ProPacks, which were packs of five 12 foot boards, for only $42. This brought the price of crown moulding down from $345 to only $210 (5 ProPacks = 300 ft. crown moulding). Not bad at all, right? I am telling you the price because I really thought this was going to be an expensive upgrade, but after finishing our project, I have realized that it is totally affordable. Now you can go bug your spouse into letting you do it, too! Here are our before pictures:
After pictures...drum roll please!
This is one of my favorite parts - the crown moulding on the columns - completed changed the look!
What do you think?? Let me know you want Cory's contact information. He does all sorts of projects, and I highly recommend him!