This DIY project will add a ton of character to your home! from Thrifty Decor Chick

This DIY project will add a ton of character to your home! from Thrifty Decor Chick


Hello there my buddies! I’m finding back into some Diy projects that have been on my record for awhile. I s l o w l y replaced the doorway and window trim in our aged house and I have began to do it in this residence as perfectly. I have 6 doorways done and about 6 to go! (See why I am not executing all of them down below.)

I’ve shared how to incorporate chunky trim to home windows here and give doors the Craftsman glimpse here. More than the many years I have uncovered a a little bit much easier way to do this that I am going to share in a little bit.

This weekend I finished up an additional place in our lobby. I added my chunky Craftsman trim around our entrance doorway last slide:

foyer with Everett table and white walls with molding
How to add character with header over doors

But I however experienced the other facet to complete up: 

Replacing thin trim around doors

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I had leftover wood for the main header section, so just had to acquire a couple pieces. I will listing all those at the close of the article so you can expect to have a searching checklist completely ready if you would like to test this!

Most of the get the job done when changing skinny doorway trim with thicker things is in the elimination of the previous trim. You can want a utility knife to reduce the caulk all-around the trim, as nicely as a hammer and pry bar to get the trim off the wall. 

Just after that you’ll need to swap the aspect parts (see extra about that in a minute) and create the header.  Lately I’ve been developing that header, then caulking and portray right before installing it above the door. It really is much easier to paint when it truly is not up substantial!

I’m normally shocked at the difference the thicker door trim tends to make — I absolutely really like it!: 

Thick Craftsman trim over doorway

We have a Good deal additional doorways and open up doorways in this home than we did in our old one particular, so I have occur up with a plan on what I will be including. I believe putting in the thicker trim above every door would get to be a little significantly. 

I program to increase this Craftsman doorway trim (at times termed farmhouse trim) to our exterior doorways (like I did about the front door) and then on the principal open up doorways like this 1:

The difference thick door trim makes

I will be leaving the trim on lesser doors as is. At least that’s the approach for now! Just the larger sized doorways will acquire me a further yr. ) 

You will find something about this addition that will make the full room come to feel grander. It is a element that individuals might not be in a position to place their finger on…but it gives a property an elevated really feel for pretty minimal do the job! 

This is how the other aspect of the doorway looks:  

Adding chunky trim around doorway

I’ve observed a small shortcut that has assisted both the value and time it can take to do this! Our aged residence had thinner trim on the sides of the doors, but right here it is a bit thicker. So for most of the taller doorways I’ve started out just using the top rated portion off and changing it with the new header. 

easy way to cut trim without removing

So in its place of removing the aspect pieces, all I do is lower them off at the major and then location the header on, like so:

easy way to update door trim
It is SO substantially a lot quicker and will help you save you dollars on trim! Go here to see additional about how I did that!

It appears to be just as excellent also — the thick header is what would make the major influence in any case: 

Installing farmhouse trim around doors easy way

 I applied this trick in our mud home:

Huge DIY chalkboard

And on the other aspect as perfectly:

Storage on side of fridge diy

I approach to hold this technique going with all of those open doorways. If you have any Do it yourself encounter, this is an easy undertaking! 

How to add pretty trim around windows

Individuals home windows did not have any trim to begin, so it was a recognizable distinction acquiring that lovely accent. 

We have window trim on our home windows at this property, so sometime I may replace the tops and bottoms to start off chunking them up a little bit. We are going to have to see! 

I expended about $20 for this doorway, since I had the most significant piece in my wood pile. This is what you may need to do this at property: 

1x whatsoever thickness you want for middle of header

I use primed mdf for the sides of our doorways when needed (you can use 1×4’s as properly but they charge far more)

Have you extra this to your property? It presents our household so a great deal a lot more character! It is this sort of an simple way to update open doorways that just have drywall and no trim much too.

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