Thursday, October 20, 2011


Adding molding to any living space can sure make a difference.
My husband and I have done several projects around the house with molding, to give our home a more finished look.
Looking through some inspirations pictures one day, I came across an entryway that was almost identical to mine, but had a beautiful wood molding around it and I knew we had to do this!
I emailed the owner of that beautiful entryway and she was gracious enough to send me a bunch of pictures to help my husband built the same door molding in our home. Her name is Tami and she is a wonderful and helpful person. She is also a blogger! Her blog, Curb alert! is such a breath of fresh air!
Please, pay her a visit.
We did this project at the beginning of this year. Come take a look!

This is how our front door looked like before.
I always wanted to add some decor on top of the door, by the arched window, but there was not enough space to do much.

This is after!

My husband built all the moldings himself. Nothing was store bought.

Also added some small 2" wood blinds on the windows on each side of the door for a little more privacy.

Hope you like it! The whole project took us about a month to finish it, just working on it on the weekends but now the door looks so dressed up! LOL And plenty of shelving space to decorate!

Now, we are in the process of building a beautiful hall table that will be placed under the Tuscan painting.
More to come soon!

Thank you again to Tami! This project would of never happened without her generosity.
Please, come back and visit!


  1. Gorgeous! Your husband did an amazing job! I cannot wait to see the table, I love that tuscan picture!

  2. Thank you, Allyson! He has built an awesome hall table, just putting the stain on now.
    We have been looking a buying one for a while now, but that entrance is really big and has 23 foot ceilings, so we need a big one that won't get lost and they can be very pricey! Can't wait to share it with you all!

  3. Wow Maria! Thanks so much for the sweet comments about me and my blog Curb Alert! {blush!} Of course as I mentioned to you last year - you and your husband did a FABULOUS job on the makeover. You both have some amazing skills :) It turned out so beautiful and you have impecable decorating talent!

  4. p.s. I think Maria forgot to mention the hours and hours she spend meticulously painting all of the molding - beautiful!

  5. Tami, this project happened because of you!
    I will always be so glad you posted about it!
    And for all the help you gave me.
    We have received so many compliments!
    LOL Yes! I did spend hours painting it! My fingers and arms did hurt for days after! LOL

  6. Wow! What a gorgeous statement it makes Maria. Amazing job!

  7. Wow, it looks beautiful! What a difference the molding makes...and that your husband made it all himself is impressive! Love the blinds and your display on top is lovely! By the way, stopped over from Melissa's blog.

  8. Melissa, Thank you so much!
    It is good to hear from you!

  9. Rosie, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.
    I am so glad you like it!

  10. Maria: So beautiful! I will say again: Your husband done a fantastic job on that project!

  11. Maria, it looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the hall table.


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