More Molding

To begin our dining room makeover, Mark framed out the windows, added more chunky chair rail & wainscoting, & we painted the room.  I don't want to reveal too much of the room, but here are a couple of pictures.

{New paint, chair rail, & wainscoting}

The paint color we chose was just a shade darker than what we painted in the entry, and is Dusty Trail by Olympic Paints (from Lowes).  

{More Chair Rail & Framed Windows}

I'm not sure why this picture turned out so dark.  The colors in the first picture are more accurate.  I'm hoping to do a tutorial for how to frame windows when we do it in the nursery.  Also, if you would like to learn more about the process of installing chair rail & wainscoting, you can see my post here.

Here's a look back at where we started:


  1. Hi Wendy- Your wainscoting looks so gorgeous. I want to do this as well. It looks like rather than panel you simply painting the area below the chair rail white, is that correct? and also, how did you choose which walls in your hom overall or did you basically do almost every wall?

    thanks for any feedback!

  2. Thanks! You are correct. We added the chair rail & the box moldings & painted the rest. The "recessed" area is just the original dry wall. We added the molding to the dining room & entry way only to save money. In order to make that work though, we had to add trim around some room openings, so we had a place to end the chair rail. I have a lot of information & tips on how we did our molding at the following link:
    Hope that helps!



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