How it Started Hi, my name is Ken O’Brien, and once upon a time I bought a house with moldings so small they looked more like architectural decals rather than details.
So I set about teaching myself how to decorate my home with moldings.
The Learning Curve I didn’t know a thing about woodworking, let alone moldings, so I toured expensive new homes to see what kind of moldings they had. Time and again I came away from these homes unimpressed. The moldings were not as beautiful as the kind I saw in historic homes. They were like watered-down versions of what moldings used to look like.
Copy Cat After touring nearby historic homes, I was determined to copy the crown molding, baseboard, door trim and wainscoting patterns I saw in these historic homes, and not copy the moldings in newer homes. For me it was the right decision, and has guided all of my molding patterns ever since.
The Joy of Moldings My first few trim installations turned out well enough that I tried even bolder designs in other rooms. I was hooked! I’ve been playing with moldings ever since. Read more at My True Story: Birth of a Molding Snob. And here is my contact page should you need to get ahold of me.
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