Not a bra size…just the topic of today’s post. Cheating on Crown with Caulk. Triple C’s baby.
That’s right. I am on a roll – answering questions and taking names. and numbers. and kickin butts. or however that saying goes.
I posted about my beefy crown molding trick…yes, it’s chunky and fabulous…which reminds me of this video (which I believe Will.I.Am dedicated to me):
(you can thank me later when you are singing this at work…I like em chunky…)
and then you guys were wanting to know how we did our crown molding. Well. Frankly…we cheated. We don’t do it like it’s supposed to be done. We don’t cut it to fit perfectly together and cope the insides. No. That would take way too much time and we have 1.7 million other things to do rather than carve out moldings. So we cheat. And then we hide our cheating with caulk.
You know that the first thing we do is attach two sides. We don’t cut the corners at all. We just cut them straight to fit right into the corners.
And then here comes the fancy part…we cut our other inside corner crown molding using our miter saw to very specific degrees. Let’s for this example say that we are cutting a right hand corner piece. All we do is lay the molding on the saw flat. Then we swivel the saw blade to 31.62 degrees to the right. Then we tilt the blade itself to 34 degrees. Your miter saw should have these wonky measurements marked. Then you cut. When you put it up to the ceiling, it should look a little something like this:
Big gaps but since we were really careful to make sure the first piece was as flush to the wall and the ceiling as possible, the little wavy parts of the molding match up and we can then hide the gaps with caulk.
Not bad, huh? It’s amazing what caulk can do. If only we ladies had human caulk for our wrinkles and divets in our thighs. Then we could be chunky AND smooth 🙂