Install Baseboards Over Your Existing Baseboards


Baseboards over baseboards... over baseboards. I've always had a hate/hate relationship with the baseboards in our house. I wanted white and beautiful and this house has ugly brown.
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When we had the new tile put down in our kitchen, I told the tile guy not to worry about putting the baseboards or quarter round down, because I wanted to so something different with them. Imagine my surprise when I got home from work and realized he didn't remove the baseboards... he just tiled right up to them! And wasn't even clean and neat about it.
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I was honestly in a panic. I did a bit of research and found these baseboards that actually fit right over your existing baseboards! They make two sizes, 5.25 inches or 7.25 inches, each in 8 ft lengths. My motto has always been "go big or go home," so I went with the larger of the two, the 7.25.
install baseboards over your existing baseboards, home improvement, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
I measured everything and nailed it up!
install baseboards over your existing baseboards, home improvement, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
I still need to caulk and am going to add quarter-round to the base to give it a more finished look, but this already makes the room look so much better. I want to take these tall baseboards throughout my downstairs and will... one room at a time.
install baseboards over your existing baseboards, home improvement, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
Goodbye ugly brown!
Have you beefed up your trim? How did you do it?
What a great option for those of us who for one reason or another can't remove our existing baseboards.
If you'd like to find out the brand, where I purchased these and see the full post, click the link below!
Karrah @ Mrs Do It Herself

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  • Janet B
    on Sep 10, 2017

    Great idea!!! Love it!!
  • Mar14176411
    on Apr 15, 2018

    I want to do this, door frames, baseboards, ceiling corner make a very big difference to this whole feel of the home

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