When we had the new tile put down in our kitchen, I told the tile guy not to worry about putting the baseboards or quarter round down, because I wanted to so something different with them. Imagine my surprise when I got home from work and realized he didn’t remove the baseboards… he just tiled right up to them! And wasn’t even clean and neat about it.
After some choice words and a call to my mom… she said, “Well, I’m sure you’ll figure something out.” Words of encouragement right there folks, haha. But it worked, and it lit a fire under me, so I started researching.
I decided what I could do was a “fake baseboard”… Have you seen these?
Home Depot has a tutorial here. It’s basically where you install a thin piece of trim on your wall a few inches above your existing baseboard then you paint it all and it gives the illusion of taller trim.
But the thought of all of that painting didn’t appeal to me. I spill stuff… A LOT. So I kept looking and found the answer. RapidFit Moulding! They make great moldings (base, crown, casings…oh my) that fit right over your existing trim! You see, it’s hollow on the inside so it secures very snug up to your base trim and wall.
I love it! I need to caulk and touch up paint. I am also trying to decide if I should put down quarter round…I kind of like the clean look without it. I want to take these tall baseboards throughout my downstairs and will… one room at a time.
Goodbye ugly brown!
Have you beefed up your trim? How did you do it?
What a great option for those of us who for one reason or another can’t remove our existing baseboards.
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