When we first started renovating the kitchen Mr. Fix-It mentioned adding a crown molding to our cabinets. I told him (on more than one occasion) that I didn't really think it was necessary and that I worried the molding would be "too fussy" or "too non-crisp and modern". The short version of the story is that he thought we needed it anyway and went ahead and put it up when I wasn't home.
Before we touched our kitchen we had a floating cabinet to the left of the sink. Poor thing. So lonely. It was finished off with some little shelf things (which I thought were awful) but made it look less lost. I kept calling them our Country Kitchen cabinets.
Mr. Fix-It decided that creating a frame around the window (he called it the "window box") would make the lonely cabinet look more connected. I have to admit it helped make the area more cohesive.
On a side note, isn't it amazing how off-center the sink and window were? And then that random chunk of blue wall to the right of the sink? Really!? Who built this place?
So, with the window box created and the breakfast bar gone, you start to see how badly the sink needed to be adjusted to the left. But, this post isn't about the darn sink, it's about the molding.
At this point, I was still fine without adding molding. It seemed like an unnecessary task.
Here, we added a cabinet to the right of the sink so the window box would be properly framed and symetrical.
Still no molding, just clean lines.
Then one afternoon Mr. Fix-It's Dad came to help him work and I went out. I probably went to the grocery store - which always takes me a ridiculous amount of time - and came home to this:
Alrighty! Guess you made the executive decision for crown molding after all, honey. I had to admit it looked pretty good. Mr. Fix-It said building out the corner was a pain, but he was proud of his handiwork.
The molding was secured with glue and nails shot through a nail gun. I've come to learn what that means: holes to fill.
We spent an afternoon prepping the molding for paint. Seams and nail holes are no bueno.
It was finally time to finish off the molding with a fresh coat of paint.
Guess what? I LOVE IT. I honestly thought the molding would shift our kitchen from modern to traditional, but I don't think that was the case. It proved to be a perfect finishing touch to our kitchen and truly made it look polished.
So, internet, I'll say it: "I'm sorry honey. You were right and I was wrong."