DIY Elegant Wall Molding
I wanted to give our family room an entirely new look, and this DIY paneled wall treatment makes such an elegant statement.
I do not claim to be a woodworker, but I am pleased with the result and spent around $300 on the wall treatment and paint.
Here is the before of the space:
I considered bookshelves around the fireplace, but didn't want the stress of styling them. I tried a stencil (faux wallpaper) look, but I still wasn't in love. One day is struck me, and I decided to add some architectural molding elements to the walls.
I began on the top of the wall and worked my wall down. I cut a piece of the corner block square edge to size and made sure the top piece was level while attempting to have it as close to the ceiling as possible. I built on that and added other pieces.
Things do get tricky pretty fast. I cut pieces of the corner caps and created a frame around the corner blocks. I then cut pieces of the corner block square edge to fit around the framed corner blocks. I had bigger gaps than I would have liked, but I used caulk to fill those in (again, I am new to solo woodworking)!
I continued working my way down the wall and then framed in the rest of the lower portion with the block square edge. Then I framed inside that with the trim cap.
I did the same treatment to both sides of the fireplace and painted the entire space navy.
The result is an elegant look and a finished space! To see the full tutorial, go to my BLOG by clicking here. I share extra details and more photos there.
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