Sunday, June 19, 2011
Before: This is the center foyer located between our formal living room and family room. It was used as an extended seating area for my partner Dan's office which is also adjacent to the room. I used blue prep tape to outline the picture frame and chair rail moulding in the room.
After: The wood picture frame and chair rail moulding were purchased at Lowes. I used a 1 1/2 inch trim(colonial pattern) for the picture frame and a 3 inch chair rail(basket weave pattern) for this project.
This room metamorphosis cost approximately $300.00 for labor and materials. Dan and I painted the molding after it was hung and caulked by a professional.
Dan's home office is adjacent to the center foyer on its east side. Bay window seating to the left of his desk has views of the backyard.
I am not looking forward to moving the bookcases and cabinets in this space in order to add the same trim.
I also added the trim work in the formal living room. However, I want to share more of this room with you after empire valance window treatments have been installed and the 2 green velvet chairs (Craig's list finds) have been reupholstered. Please stay tuned. For more Metamorphosis Monday projects, please visit Between Naps On The Porch hosted by the lovely and talented Susan.
Friday, June 10, 2011
I finally found the energy(and money) to add picture frame and chair rail moulding in the living and adjacent room. Yay! I love it. It was a great solution to adding interest to the walls relieving me of the need to cover plain and boring flat walls with a picture,mirror,sconce or decorative plate.
The goal is to add the same moulding throughout the rest of the home with the exception of the family room.
Although the family room has the same dentil moulding, I want to maintain the blue and white casualness of by just installing a 36 inch high bead board wainscoting throughout. The current photos are in black and white as the arrangement of the two rooms are still in progress. I will share more photos and in color once completed. Please stay tuned.