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Sitting Area with Gray Walls and Wainscoting

Sitting Area with Gray Walls and Wainscoting

The addition of chair rails adds an interesting design feature to your room, creating a refined feel to your space. Originally used to protect your walls from the movement of chairs, they have now become a primary feature in dining rooms, living rooms and even bathroom remodels. Much like crown molding, chair rails come in various types and sizes, from casual to very elegant. They can be used to make a room look more cohesive and as a separation between painted walls and wainscoting. Although fairly easy to install, in order for chair rails to work in your room it is imperative to have an even, flat surface without bulges or ripples. You may need the help of a sheetrock installation team if you have walls that need to be repaired or replaced before the installation of chair rails.

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    • Simple Moldings Put a little life back into your walls. Add mitered picture frame molding and a chair rail in addition to baseboard molding, as shown here. The simple moldings mimic the look of rich paneling.
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    • Easy wainscotting idea: buy frames from Michael's, glue to wall and paint over entire lower half. More examples of beadboard and wainscoting...
    • How to add a chair rail. I think this would look great on my funny TV wall.
    • Dining room upgrade. Paint. Chair rails and picture frames.
    • We've already got the chair rail - would be pretty to finish out panels like this.  Love the wall color, too.
    • Corner Block Moulding - Not only is this elegant, but it would save the hassle of measuring and cutting a 45 degree angle.
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    • Carpenter suggestions for placing chair rails according to classical architecture proportions.
    • Formal Chair Rail Build-Up Project || Create a custom look for your dining room's chair rail by simply combining various pieces of moulding into “build-ups”. Click through for the instructions.
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