Friday, May 21, 2010

Living Room Upgrade - Wainscot and Chair Rail

Overview: This was a great project at my friend Greg's home. He wanted to add some character to his living room. Putting up Wainscot and Chair Rail was an easy and fairly inexpensive way to do this since we did all of the labor ourselves. So Greg, Cody, I did this all in one evening. He and his wife painted the room red beforehand and took off the old baseboards. They bought a kit at Home Depot which includes baseboards, wainscoting, and the top/chair rail which assembles easily. They said they spent a little over $200 for this whole room. Check out the before and after pictures below:



The next step is to caulk any gaps, paint all of the wainscot, and do minor touch up painting on the red walls. This took us about 6 hours to complete and dramatically changed this room giving it a charming atmosphere. Please feel free to ask any questions about the installation. To see a 4 minute video of the product from Home Depot, click here. Enjoy!

The next phase is to put crown molding along the ceiling.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! This brings a whole new element to the room!