Friday, December 21, 2012

Bat Pediment Completed

A while back, I installed a bat pediment that I made out of MDF. I liked the result, but it didn't look quite finished. Based on some great suggestions from my readers, I played around with paint and molding ideas. Ultimately, I decided to trim the pediment with egg-and-dart molding along the bottom and a simple molding along the top, and to keep it all white. I think the molding was just the little touch it needed to look finished.
no molding
with molding
plinth blocks, fluted casing, and bat pediment - very grand for a closet door ;)
both doors now have their fancy trim

21 comments:

  1. They look amazing! I love it! What is MDF though?

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    1. Thank you! :) MDF is Medium-Density Fiberboard, a wood product that is typically sold in sheets, similar to plywood.

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  2. It's just perfect - such a simple little addition, but what a difference it made!! Of course, I'm a sucker for egg-and-dart ... :o)

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    1. Egg-and-dart trim is great. I was lucky to find some in a small size that worked perfectly.

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  3. Wow you are so amazing! Seriously this looks so great. It's amazing what a small addition can do to change the overall appearance.

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  4. Wow you are so amazing! Seriously this looks so great. It's amazing what a small addition can do to change the overall appearance.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I was surprised at how much it changed the look. I thought the tiny trim might look too dinky, but I think it was just enough.

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  5. That looks SO cool! I really love how the molding changes the whole feel of the pediment. I think it looks more classic and finished now. AWESOME.

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    1. Thank you! :) It looked unfinished before the molding, but now I feel it's complete.

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    1. The closet is one of my favorite things about the house, so I suppose it deserves a grand entrance. ;)

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  7. Very cool! That did the trick perfectly!

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    1. I should rig it to sound an "OOOH" when the door opens. ;)

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  9. Much better, what a difference it made! I just love your imagination and DIY ability!

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  10. Neat idea, it turned out really well!

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  11. i absolutly LOVE this maybe one day i can steal the idea if permitted

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