(Yes, for your' information, I am going to blog about it!!)
Did you ever sit back one day and really look at something in your house (a wall , floor, carpet, etc.) and think, "How long has that looked this bad!" I know you have, because I've been having those moments a lot this year. Blame the dog? I might, but we have been busy living here and with that comes some damage! Just cosmetics, but none the less, stuff needs repair/replacing.
Enter the hallway. (Literally). It's a long hall, on the lower level with traffic, tons of traffic all day. Now I could've just painted it again, but my experience with trying to clean satin and flat painted surfaces hasn't been successful. I think it streaks, shows where you wiped, and it's even worse to touch up. Solution: glossy paint: it wipes clean and is easy to touchup. So I needed moulding or molding (depends on where you live I guess) to be able to paint it with "shigh-nay" white paint.
I searched around for some ideas and liked a few, loved others, but decided to find something I could reproduce (myself) and not have it look too DIY.
Here's the results of my Pinterest search:
First, board and batten is nice to look at and easy enough to assemble, but doesn't fit our home's character. I need more cow bell :)
Anther option, I loved and almost went with, but my hallway is narrow and long. I didn't want it to be too busy...so pretty though.
I settled on an in-between. I knew I wanted it to look attractive enough, but not be the main focus of the hallway.
Ahhh, just right Goldilocks. It looks clean.
Like all good projects I
attempt complete, this one was modified a bit to fit my skills, budget, and patience. I'll share the finished and how I did it later, but I'm in between coats of paint, maybe tomorrow. I used a few different materials to fake simulate routed edges, I'll share that too. Here's a sneak peak at the difference.