I have been having fun making little changes to my she shed. After I put up the window shelf, I couldn’t help thinking how pretty scallop trim would look above the window as a type of header. I decided to shop at an unlikely place for the trim- the Dollar Store. This project cost me $5 and I’m excited to show you how to make diy scalloped wood trim.
using scallops through the house
Scallops are having a big moment right now in home decor. And since they’re girly and fun, I’m a big fan. Here’s how I’ve incorporated the scalloped look in my house-
How fun are those?! For the kitchen and shoe shelf, I bought pre made scallop trim off of Etsy. It’s adorable, but costs $55 plus shipping. That’s a little pricey so I looked for a less expensive look. I’m excited to show you what I found below for $5.
GET THE SCALLOPED LOOK
If you like the scallop look, but want it on decor, I rounded up some of my favorite scalloped looks! I am drooling over the chairs!
how to make diy scalloped wood trim
- Dollar Store wood flowers (these 4″ circles would work even better and you wouldn’t need to cut them)
- Brad Nailer
- Beloved Pink Paint
Remember how I told you that the pre-cut scallop trim was $55?! Well, I paid $5 for this look. Let me show you how!
First up, start by using a straight edge and a pencil to divide the flowers into 5 pieces. Each one is 4″ wide. I needed 20. The side with a hole I didn’t use.
After the flowers are marked, use a jig saw to cut the flowers into cone shapes. Only the round end will show. The other side is how it’ll get attached to the wall.
Next, paint the scallop pieces. My scallops are visible from inside the she shed and in the window. So I painted the back side before installing them.
This project looks a little strange right now, but trust me! And use a nail gun to attach the scallop wood pieces to the header.
And now, put up a piece of molding over the scallop trim so just the round ends show. Again, use the nail gun to attach it.
We had a weird gap above ours, so we also added a piece of quarter round trim. All this trim was on hand, so it was great to give it new life and save money!
Finally, use wood filler on all nail holes. Where pieces of trim hit each other and the wall, use caulk to make it look seamless. Once that is dry, paint the trim. I wanted it all pink to go with the tone on tone look I have going on in my garage.
Also, since I’m going to show lots of pictures of these windows, I wanted to address how dirty they are. However, the grime is between the two pieces of glass. The seal on the double paned window broke and it just isn’t possible to clean it up. Yes, I hate it. But it is a shed so it’s ok (at least that’s what I tell myself).
Ta da! Here’s my $5 scallop trim! Isn’t it fun? On Instagram, someone told me that it looks like a little flower shop. I LOVE that! Isn’t this a pretty place to show off the blooms from my garden?!
K, I’m pretty proud of my $5 Dollar store DIY scalloped wood trim! It adds to the girly vibe in my she shed. What do you think? Would you add this trim somewhere in your house?
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