Giveaway Gold: Put the Own in Crown Molding

March 19, 2012

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Congratulations to Lauren2028 who said, “I wish that trying to decorate my house was ‘so simple’….I can’t make up my mind for the life of me!”
We’re not afraid to call in the pros when we are faced with a challenge that is above our skill-set, like installing a new window.  Crown molding is one of those things we had never done, but heard a few horror stories about–even from the talented folks over at Yellow Brick Home.  So when it came time to add the molding atop our built-ins, we searched for tutorials and ultimately found this very easy, DIY-friendly crown molding.  The corners are precut, it’s paintable and very lightweight, and bonus–all you need to install it is a little caulk. 


You can read about our own installation process here (we went with the Cove Molding) and see the almost-finished built-ins here (styling is currently underway).  Or, just browse So Simple Crown’s selection and pick your favorite style because we’re giving away 52 linear feet of it–that’s enough for a 12×12 room!  Woot.  
  • Prize:  52 linear feet of any 3″ or 4″ So Simple Crown molding.
  • To Enter: Leave a comment telling us what else you wish was “So Simple.”  For instance, “So Simple abs would be convenient.”  
  • Giveaway Closes: Thursday, March 22nd at 11pm MST
  • Number of Winners: One
  • Prize Ships:  Anywhere in the continental United States.
  • Fine Print:  Only one entry per e-mail address, people. We’ll summon random.org after the giveaway closes to select our winner and announce it on Friday as an update to this post.  Go. Go. Goooooo!!!!!


Note: We weren’t paid to host this giveaway, we tried their product and loved it and So Simple Crown graciously allowed us the opportunity to spread the love to our readers.  Photos courtesy of So Simple Crown

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  1. Pjames330 says:

    I wish taking out old carpeting that covers the beautiful hardwood floors and getting the floors to look good again was “so simple”

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  2. FrankThePO says:

    I wish losing weight was So Simple……..gaining it was, lol. :)

  3. I wish Cleaning My House was So Simple!

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    THANKS!! :)

  4. Deb Anderson says:

    I wish installing a new kitchen faucet was So Simple.

  5. Farrah_jo says:

    I wish that raising teenagers was so simple!



  6. Renee says:

    So simple keeping my house clean would be grrrrrreat!

  7. Connie G says:

    I wish there was a “So Simple” laundry button! That would be sooo nice! Almost as nice as this crown molding!
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  8. Suzanne H says:

    I wish painting was so simple.

  9. jayedee dewitt says:

    i wish decluttering was so simple!!

  10. Monica says:

    I wish it was “so simple” to get my 10 month old to sleep through the night!

  11. melanie johnson says:

    I wish it was so simple to lose weight…and not find it again!

  12. Heather R says:

    I wish keeping my house clean was so simple. Especially with having two kids and also having two nieces that are constantly over!


  13. Angela Hartness says:

    I wish remodeling bathrooms was So Simple!

  14. Ani G W says:

    I wish corraling my three kids was so simple.

  15. brittany boardley renaldi says:

    I wish that there was a So Simple Diet!

  16. Heather G says:

    I wish that spring cleaning was “so simple”

  17. Lmclark625 says:

    So Simple dinners are my favorite!

  18. Shirley Delacruz says:

    I wish having motivation to complete these projects was so simple!

  19. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I wish that changing the drawers from winter clothes to summer clothes for the kids was ‘so simple’.
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  20. Erinn S says:

    I wish there was a So Simple Parenting Teens Guide! erinnsluka@gmail.com

  21. Chrissy says:

    I wish getting in shape to run a half marathon was so simple. :-)

  22. katrina says:

    I wish cooking yummy healthy dinners was so simple

  23. Danielle says:

    I wish that summer bikini body was “so simple”. :)

  24. Stephcrs339 says:

    I wish that redoing a kitchen was ‘so simple’ (and so inexpensive)…..

  25. Miranda Ward says:

    I wish buying a House was Simple!!!

  26. Deannaw says:

    I wish finishing the basement was so simple

  27. Deirdre says:

    I wish cutting in paint was SO SIMPLE, because now I really need some beautiful crown moulding to cover up all my wonky lines. Would love to win the cove moulding… (0: Looks great!

  28. Jenessa says:

    I wish that prioritizing and budgeting were so simple! (Ok, for some people it probably is hahaha). Why did I start re-doing every room in our house at the same time?!?!?! This crown molding would help us finish at least one room…. :)

  29. erica says:

    So simple ready-made meals would be convenient each week.

  30. Jessie McKinley says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I am really intrigued by this So Simple Crown Molding…I love the look of it! So many things I wish could be “So Simple!” Like, being as awesome as you guys and transforming my entire house! :)

  31. Olga says:

    wish getting hubby to see my remodel vision would be so simple

  32. Kelly D says:

    I wish installing hardwood floors was so simple

  33. Hostess says:

    So Simple laundry would be the best—as in it would be so simple if someone did it for me! ;) Thanks for a chance to win!

  34. Sunnie says:

    Replacing light fixtures and ceiling fans,

  35. Kim S. says:

    I wish fixing up the rest of my house were so simple! It’s a nightmare!!

  36. Stacey says:

    I wish getting ready in the morning was “so simple”. I haven’t made it to work on time since I had my son a little over a year ago.

  37. Kirsche says:

    Wish my daily commute were so simple :)

  38. Christie says:

    I wish for a “So Simple” kitchen renovation. My husband and I are tackling installing new butcherblock countertops and a backsplash by ourselves. “Gulp” Wish us luck! :-)

  39. Sunnybrookdc1 says:

    I wish loosing weight was so simple!

  40. Dre says:

    I wish that parenting was “SO SIMPLE!”

  41. Jackie D says:

    I wish landscaping were so simple. It always feels never-ending…

  42. Cindy says:

    I wish painting was “so simple”!!

  43. I’d like so-simple raising teens! haha! :)

  44. Alison says:

    “So Simple” health would be great. (I have a chronic, debilitating illness.) :( Downer face.

  45. Jygriebel says:

    I wish that keeping mud off my hardwood floors was so simple!

  46. SueBunting says:

    I wish remodeling the house was “so simple”

  47. Nikki says:

    I wish cleaning carpet was “so simple”

  48. Tabitha Evans says:

    so simple finding a sitter

  49. Kel Kendall says:

    I wish getting in shape was “So Simple”…but, it’s not! :)

  50. Jen says:

    It would be nice if making millions of dollars was so simple :)

  51. i wish re-finishing these ceilings post-popcorn removal was “so simple”!

  52. Sarah says:

    So simple…is what I wish figuring out what I want to be when I grow up was.

  53. Laura says:

    So simple kitchen remodel would be convenient :-)

  54. Katherine Quick says:

    I wish figuring out your path in life was so simple!

  55. Jsjacobs02 says:

    I wish that organizing my closet was “So Simple”!

  56. Dawn Binyon says:

    wow, love your site. please toss my hat in the ring. I wish my hubby’s business would improve (not so simple) and I wish it was so simple to find a new job, as I recently lost mine due to my boss passing away. Sheesh how many people can say that? I have always wanted to put crown moulding in my living room and I adore it.

  57. Allison says:

    I wish grocery list and weekly menu-making was “so simple.” I’m not sure why that’s my dreaded chore each week.

  58. Anne says:

    I wish doing my taxes was “so simple.” Thanks for sharing the So Simple Crown site!

  59. Tim Lintz says:

    I want “so simple” dinner and dishes.

  60. Steph says:

    I wish quitting drinking soda pop was “so simple!”

  61. Holly says:

    I wish removing the popcorn texture off of our 16 ft ceilings was “so simple”!

  62. Tanja says:

    I wish selling our condo was “so simple”

  63. Shani says:

    i wish replacing a toilet was so simple! The you-tube videos make it look “so simple” but I tried it this past weekend and found that preventing leaks was “not so simple”.

  64. Lindsay @ Off for the Season says:

    I wish that making home design choices was “so simple.” I agonize over every little thing, lol!

  65. The Rowlands says:

    I hope I win!! I wish parenting were always sosimple.

  66. Jen says:

    I wish talking my boyfriend into helping me with DIY projects was so simple- lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  67. Brian says:

    And I thought the first few months in our new house would be so simple….

  68. Lee says:

    I wish painting an entire house was so simple!

  69. I wish getting in shape was SO Simple!

  70. Jessica says:

    Painting my heavily textured 100-year-old walls seemed “So Simple” before I started…now I know better!

  71. Melinda Page says:

    So Simple Diaper Changes – could possibly change my life.

  72. Kellyaolsen says:

    This is awesome. I wish there was a “so simple” shower, like on the Jetsons that brushes your teeth and shampoos your hair all at once. I’m that lazy.

  73. Marci says:

    I wish cleaning my house with 3 under 6 was “so simple”! I’d love some crown for a built in project. :) That at lease is so simple!

  74. BK says:

    I wish ordering a coffee at Starbucks was so simple…can’t I just get a small?!

  75. AM says:

    I wish building a new built-in were “so simple” (okay maybe it is, but this molding would make it even “simpler!”)

  76. Danyl H says:

    I wish finishing my basement’s ceiling was “so simple”!

  77. Dinah Lue says:

    I wish kitchen remodeling was so simple.

  78. Carissa Zimmer says:

    I wish agreeing with the husband was “so simple”.

  79. Leila Waddell says:

    I wish that losing weight was “so simple”

  80. nick wright says:

    Want to come weed my flower beds? I bet it’s “so simple.”

  81. Tracy Davis says:

    I wish getting back to pre-pregnancy size was “so simple”! :D

  82. Twice A Mom says:

    I wish redoing kitchen cabinets was so simple. :)

  83. Julie Miller says:

    I wish removing old wallpaper left on the walls by previous owners was easier!! It’s currently plaguing my family’s dining room, which is where I would LOVE to use this great crown molding :)

  84. Kkloskin says:

    I wish painting the interior and exterior of our home was “so simple!” Thankks for the amazing giveaway!


  85. Sara says:

    I wish removing weeds was “so simple”.

  86. Laura says:

    I wish getting day to day things completed with a 10 month old was simple! Then maybe we can.move on to the long list of projects to get done on the house.

  87. Heather says:

    I wish getting back in shape was “So Simple.”

  88. NeKisha Rowe says:

    I wish that replacing ceilings were So Simple, especially bead board ceilings.

  89. meme says:

    building and painting a new deck

  90. mechele johnson says:

    I wish that Hardwood Floors were “so simple”!

  91. julie says:

    I wish the kids at my elementary would listen and do as they were told instead of acting crazy and causing me to have gray hairs..I love them but oh my goodness they are out of control:)

  92. Noellengod says:

    Simple marriage would be wonderful. Maybe boring though.

  93. Tamra says:

    So simple landscaping sounds nice!

  94. Beckee says:

    I wish selling my house was ” so simple”!

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  95. Melissa says:

    I wish losing weight was “so simple”!

  96. Ufg8trj says:

    I wish house cleaning was so simple!

  97. Allison Marie says:

    I wish keeping my house clean with 3 under 3 was so simple!

  98. cw says:

    I wish refinishing floors was so simple

  99. Mrslindner81 says:

    I wish getting a newborn to sleep through the night was so simple!

  100. Nicole Collins Rushing says:

    I’m wishing that finishing my dissertation was “so simple” right about now!

  101. Lara says:

    I wish keeping the house clean was “so simple” :-)

  102. K8cateron says:

    I wish Monday morning was a little more simple! :]

  103. Nicole Csiszer says:

    So simple dinner service w/ personal chef at the end of a long work day would be a dream.

  104. Dnbuster says:

    I wish raising kids was as simple as fixing up the house!

  105. kosser says:

    I wish painting my kitchen was So Simple. I hate the clean up and preparation!

  106. michelle says:

    i would have to agree with tracy on the pre-pregnancy size thing for sure. also wish child-rearing were so simple!

    ok. EVERYTHING needs to be so simple!!!

  107. Stacie G says:

    I wish replacing our bathroom fan was “so simple”. It is turning into quite the mess!

  108. Ashley says:

    I wish finding my dream job was so simple.

  109. Shannonb79 says:

    I wish that laying ceramic tile was “so simple”

  110. Annalee Taylor says:

    …it seemed ‘so simple’ when I started this whole re-painting my living room thing! Now Im not ‘so sure!” But some new trim for my bay window would make me ‘so happy!”


    I wish that finishing our basement was “so simple.” I also wish it was free ;)

  112. Deborah says:

    I wish saying “no” was so simple. The guilt is what gets me!!

  113. Missy from NoVa says:

    I wish that when dealing with rental beige paint, there was a “so simple” way to put it back when moving out….

  114. Lauren2028 says:

    I wish that trying to decorate my house was “so simple”….I can’t make up my mind for the life of me!

  115. I’ve heard of the horrors of crown molding as well – what a great giveaway! Hmm I wish that refinishing wood floors was so simple…we just did our kitchen floor ourselves and it took forever!

  116. Madeline says:

    I wish that wallpapering my bathroom was “so simple.”
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  117. I wish painting was so simple. I love the look but hate to paint it.

  118. I wish painting was so simple. I love the look but hate to paint it.

  119. I wish painting was so simple. I love the look but hate to paint it.

  120. I wish landscaping a gorgeous yard was ‘so simple’. You know, a yard in a box would be marvelous!


  121. Lona728 says:

    I wish that raising kids was “so simple”
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  122. Lawestf says:

    “So simple” kids would be mind saving. Why dont they come with instructions. Love the room I have been inspired to try a grey blue in my front room. have always done browns. Thanks

  123. Mickeyledford says:

    I wish that stenciling a wall was so simple.

  124. I hope I win!! I wish parenting were always sosimple.

  125. I hope I win!! I wish parenting were always sosimple.

  126. Jen says:

    I wish talking my boyfriend into helping me with DIY projects was so simple- lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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