Hey there! Thank you for your excitement about our recent dream trip to Italy. I was thrilled so many of you enjoyed reading about it. I’ll share more soon!
Remember that list of DIY projects I wanted to complete before the holidays? Well…I forgot about one. I’ve wanted to do this forever, but I wanted to hold off until I knew exactly how I wanted it to look. I figured it out recently and knocked a project of the list…that I didn’t put on my list. 😂
Remember when I painted our morning/dining room walls a deep, moody blue? We still love it!:
- Determine your design and how many pieces of trim you’ll need.
- Determine your spacing — I went 2.5 inches on each side of the wall, from the bottom and in between each box. This is totally up to what appeals to you!
- I left a little more space at the top in case I add crown later on. I matched it to the height of the thick DIY door trim.
- You’ll need a hand saw and miter box or a saw to cut your wood at 45 degree angles.
- I started with the vertical pieces to get the spacing right, but any side is fine. I find it helps to only nail one end of the trim in, then add the connecting piece. This allows you to make small adjustments as you go.
- No matter how well you measure and cut, some squares may be off slightly, so I recommend measuring as you go, instead of cutting all of the pieces at once.
- I used a nail gun to install them onto the wall. You don’t need to hit a stud each time — this stuff is lightweight and will stay on the wall easily.
- I don’t recommend using glue — EVER. I’ve learned the hard way over the years that you should only do that if you are absolutely positive you’ll never take it down. Otherwise you’ll have really fun drywall fixes. 😉
- You can caulk after the trim is up if there are any gaps. I didn’t find it necessary this time.
- Finish up by touching up corners and holes with filler and more coat of paint on the trim.
There you go! I just LOVE it! I have always loved the beauty of trim — it adds so much to a space! If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments. 🙂 Have you tried this simple look in your home?
You can see the sources for many of the items in this room below (just click on the picture):