Y’all, this bathroom makeover is never ending. As soon as I get one thing done, I think…ohh, what if I did this too. And so it goes..on and on.
So as I was painting the bathroom, I noticed something really stuck out… and not in a good way. My new colors for the bathroom are gray and white.. and my doors, trim and casing are all dark brown wood.
Well, that won’t work. What’s the point of completely redoing a bathroom if I cringe every time I look at the door… or trim.
So why not paint it all white, right?!
Of course, I had to take it a step further than that and give the ugly slab door a little bit of love too (you can see that transformation here), but I really wanted to “chunk-up” (is that a word?) my door casing and trim.
Craftsman trim is the simplest way to take your doors, windows and entryways from builder grade to custom. When I say simple, I mean it. 3 pieces of wood, some finishing nails, caulk, paint and Liquid Nails and you are set!
Let’s get trimming!
Step 1: Measure up!
I knew I wasn’t going to remove the side pieces of my door trim, so I measured from one end of the trim piece to the other. If you are removing these and using 1″ x 4″ (or another size) to trim, you’ll want to make sure you measure from outside edge to outside edge. My trim from edge to edge was 33″.
You’ll want to pick up 3 different pieces of wood/trim. I used lattice, a 1″ x 4″ and a 1″ x 2″.
Step 3: Cut It Up
- 1″ x 4″ – Cut this to the same size as your measurement of the outside trim to outside trim. So in my case, it was 33″. This will be your middle piece of the craftsman trim.
- Lattice – this will be the bottom and will be laid flat. You want it to be 1/2″ longer on each side than your 1×4. So mine was cut at 34″.
- 1″ x 2″ – This will be the top of your craftsman trim and it will be laid flat on the 2″ side. Some people cut this the same size as the lattice so that they are even, but I wanted mine a bit longer. I cut this at 35″, so from the edge of the 1×4 it is 1 inch longer on each side.
Step 5: Caulk
Step 6: Prime and paint!
Step 7: Prepare your door.
Step 8: Caulk AGAIN