How to Install Molding for a Feature Wall

2 Materials
3 Days

I recently participated in a feature wall contest using molding by Woodgrain. It was my first molding project. And it was so much fun! I created a design, measured, measured again, bought the molding...and here is are the details!

Creating a design

The entry wall to my home is a double tall 14 foot wall from ceiling to floor. I wanted to create some interest here on this bland and boring wall. Since this was my first molding project, I decided on a simple design.

Measure for product

I decided on a simple and basic wall molding. I added a decorative picture molding to dress it up a bit. Installation was pretty simple. I just used my Ryobi airstrike nailer.

Adding detail

I installed the picture molding along all of the edges. Then I caulked all of the lines on the entire wall, including the crown molding. I had always been terrified to caulk. Once I researched the best techinques, it turned out to be a very easy and very satisfying process!

Finishing off the project

After caulking, I painted the entire area with Benjamin Moore Simply White. Eventually I might add some color but for now, this wall is a stately and magnificent white.

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3 questions
  • Kelly J. Tinney
    Kelly J. Tinney
    on Sep 10, 2020

    I’m a bit confused. It does look better; however, the molding isn’t lined up and looks off. The picture of the top of the stairs (a small landing) where we see the pieces of trim close together-two pieces of trim are spaces closer than the two pieces above it. Why not have them spaced apart the same width so they look even?

  • Em
    on Sep 10, 2020

    What size boards did you use before the picture molding? What did you do where it meets the ceiling?

    • Em
      on Sep 11, 2020

      Thanks Shop at Blu. Very nice. Looks like a totally different area.

  • Pash Christina Morelli
    Pash Christina Morelli
    on Sep 17, 2020

    My biggest question is.....did you win? Yoy should have. I love what you've done with this space. 😍

    • Shop at Blu
      Shop at Blu
      on Sep 18, 2020

      Oh you are so sweet! No, they chose a very intricate geometric wall. It was incredible! But I had a blast and now this wall rocks my entry!!

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  • Jean Billington
    Jean Billington
    on Sep 16, 2020

    I thought it was tutorial on making that really small light larger.

    It really needs something bigger, like a basket turned upside down and made a light for it.

  • Lisa West
    Lisa West
    on Sep 18, 2020

    Omg!!! That is absolutely elegant. Yes I agree stately how ever so elegant. Don't do any thimg else lol, may be a painting or something. That there has just brought up the value of your home few grand im sure. Very nice indeed.

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