How to cut molding
Hey there, peeps! In case you didn’t get a chance earlier this week to hop on over to my friend Traci’s to check out my molding tutorial, I thought I’d share it with you today on this ol’ blog.
I have been up to some serious shenanigans in my dining room and it is only fitting that I fill you in on all the deets.
I got the inspiration for my dining room wall color (Behr’s Cinnabark) and some of the accessories from Sarah over at Thrifty Décor Chick. Of course, almost everything I buy is very budget-friendly.
I began by painting the lower portion of my dining room walls with the exact trim color used throughout our house. This made it a breeze to paint around baseboards and window casings.
After that, I primed and painted four 12-foot sections of chair rail molding, which I purchased at 84 Lumber. (I’ve found molding is often much cheaper at lumber yards than at home improvement stores.)
Check out our video on how to do this the RIGHT way:
Here’s another tip: If your molding is not long enough to stretch across the room, you can easily splice two pieces together. Cut them at an angle and the seam will be more inconspicuous. (We cut ours at a 45-degree angle). This is our splice without any filler or paint:
My next step is to cut and install the picture frame molding, which I’m hoping will turn out something like this:
Oh … I will also need to make curtains for the room. So far, I’ve had no luck finding fabric I like.
Here is what our dining room looked like when we bought our home: