Inevitably, when you apply molding of any kind to a wall you will end up with gaps. This is because the wall isn’t completely flat. The best way to give it that finished look is to apply caulking. The problem is, when you add the caulking it may come out thick and when you use your finger to smooth it out it will smudge on the wall and make a mess.
But I have the perfect solution.
Here’s a great hack I learned a long time ago. Run a piece of tape along the edge of the molding. It may be an extra step, but it is well worth the extra time.
Then apply a small amount of caulking along the edge. Use a damp rag or your finger to smooth it out.
Remove the tape immediately.
There you have it, a perfect line without the smudgy mess. This works well on bathtubs and sinks as well.
Perfect caulk line. No smudging, no mess.
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Check out this bed I painted in less than a day. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to transform this entire bed in less than a day.
I have to confess… I used chalk paint on this bed. WHY? It’s easy to use, dries fast, easy cleanup and no prep. Oh Ya! And did I mention you can use it on just about any surface, even wrought iron.
I used about ½ a quart of paint on this entire bed. It truly goes a long way. Just rip a small piece of sea sponge and dip it into the chalk paint and start dabbing it on. NO Prep required. You may have to go over it twice to get full coverage. I like to make my own chalk paint to save money. Here’s how you can make your own chalk paint.
This is with one coat of paint and it already looks amazing.
If Walls Could Talk, This Beautiful Decorative Finish Would Be the Talk ofthe Town
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Before you throw away your old and outdated furniture, you NEED to see this incredible transformation creating weathered look furniture!
Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you loved when you bought it, but now it just doesn’t go with your new décor? This was one of those pieces. But not for long! Read on to see how I gave this the weathered look.
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One of my FAVORITE things to do is creating bright and whimsical bedrooms for children with special needs. This entire room was transformed for Maya, a beautiful 15-year-old girl who suffers with Autism. Volunteers from my nonprofit organization, “Paint For Children” share their time and talent to give back to children with disabilities. Come see how we created this beautiful room in just two days.
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