Adding More Trim

Adding More Trim — because there’s never too much of a good thing, right!?!  I painted this room Gray Owl in its standard formula.  Then painted the master bedroom and bath Gray Owl at 50% and started wondering what I could do to lighten up Little B’s small room.  After adding the chair rail, I decided the lower half of the room needed trim with a semi-gloss white paint.  So we made a trip to our local home improvement store —

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Knowing the measurements from the baseboard to the chair rail, we cut out a step at home and had the underlayment wood trimmed at the store.

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Using a nail gun, we attached the boards to the wall.

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In a few spots the nail gun didn’t the pressure dropped and the nails didn’t go in far enough.   Stud hit those in all the way with a hammer.

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Where there were outlets we Stud measured and cut before attaching the boards to the wall.

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When the boards were added the outlets were a little too far back so Stud used an Electrical Box Extender to pull it out flesh with the new wall.

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Worked perfectly!

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Instead of moving furniture out of the room for this project, we just pushed it all to the center so we could reach the walls.  It worked just fine.

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Before priming, the wood needed a real thorough sanding with a fine sandpaper.  After sanding I wiped the boards down real well with a damp paper towel.

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Ready for the big reveal!?!?  Ta-Dah —

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Some love bold walls, but Little B and I prefer light walls.  This combination of Gray Owl on top and Pure White on the bottom adds the perfect amount of interest to the room.  Now we have to decide if we want to leave it or add more trim on the trim.  I’m thinking leave it!?!

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  1. Her room is so pretty! I really like the lighter feel. You and your husband did a great job.

  2. That looks really nice.

    BTW for some reason your posts on Blogloving have come up without a picture for the past posts. Just fwiw 🙂

  3. Joy says:

    Why would you use the underlayment? I love the look, but I’m curious why you wouldn’t just paint under the chair rail.

  4. WOW! What a nice touch. You (and your hubby) are so talented! I love her gallery wall, too!

  5. Diana says:

    This looks great Aimee, it totally changes things up!