Monday, March 21, 2011

Adding Picture Frame Wainscoting

Happy Spring Everybody!  How was your weekend?  We didn’t get the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring like weather.    Instead, we spent most of our weekend inside or at Lowes.  We were planning and measuring for our powder bathroom renovation and adding picture frame wainscoting to our downstairs living space. 

I love the look of picture frame wainscoting and  have   wanted to add it to our downstairs.   First Charlie performed the math calculations  to properly size and space the pieces.  Then we began installing it in the hallway and kitchen.   Below are pictures of  the hallway before adding picture frame wainscoting.

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The start of adding frames to the wall in the hallway.



Charlie did an awesome job on the stair cuts.  Now that required some math and I’m not good at math!


And now the after of our hallway. 


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The kitchen entry wall.  I almost hate to put my little black table back.


Before we start putting picture frame wainscoting in the living room, I NEED to convince my sweet, sweet husband that we should replace the wood stove below…….


with this.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  Wish me LOTS of luck on convincing him on this.  He loves his woodstove! 

Thanks for stopping by and may your day be filled with lots of sunshine. 


Linking this post to:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday

Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell

 All Things Heart and Home for All Things Inspired

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Looks great Gail, my hubby did ours too but I am seriously considering painting the whole wall, including the chair rail, and picture frames because I am tired of the look. What do you think? My hubby also built a mantle and all and we put in an electric fire place in our bedroom. I doesn't look like a bought one because he "customized" it. Maybe if you get your hubby to build you one, he wouldn't mind so much getting rid of his stove? Just a thought...

  2. That looks great, Gail! Our house has no architectural details, except for crown molding we added to our living room, so I love to see these touches. Did you have the bottom portion of your wall white before or did you paint it white for this project?

  3. Gail, your new wainscotting is Gorgeous!!! What a professional job. I think this treatment makes any home look so polished!
    I would want that fireplace too. I'm rooting for you!

  4. Your wainscoting is amazing! I love the transformation! Fantastic job!

    Warm Wishes,

  5. Gail the picture molding looks beautiful and that fireplace is gorgeous!! I just love that corner in your hall with that black shelf, so pretty!! Martina

  6. Gail, that looks so good. I worked inside all weekend, too.

  7. So creative! Beautiful! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)


  8. Hello Gail,
    Your picture frame molding is beautiful! What a difference it makes, eh? Your house is looking lovely. I do love the fireplace, I hope you get it for your sake.
    Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes.
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. I love architectural details and yours looks great. I'm with you on the fireplace vs woodstove. However, I sometimes give up what I want in favor of what hubby wants. He's very generous and lets me do what I want so I try to remember he lives here too!

  10. Looks Great! Found your link at Robin's All Things Heart & Home.
    Makes me want to start a new project. =)

    More importantly my prayers go out for your son. I too have a son in the military. He is at the beginning of his Army career. He hasn't been deployed yet. He just finished his Officer's Training at Ft. Benning and just moved into his apartment at Ft. Stewart, GA.
    Hugs to you.
    Velvet Walker,
    Velvet's Vintage (facebook)

  11. The picture frames add just the right amount of detail in your hallway. It looks beautiful! I have to say though, I love your woodstove! (Sorry!) It looks so nice the way you have it decorated.

  12. The wainscoting looks fabulous! You all are blessed to be able to do that kind of handiwork yourselves!

  13. What a difference the wainscoting makes! It looks FAB! I also love the fireplace you want to replace the stove with! Blessings <3 Paula

  14. It looks great! Love it! Good luck with the stove :) I found you at Blue Cricket Design's linky party!

  15. That style looks great Gail. It makes the lower part really stand out.

  16. Hi Gail, nice to meet you...I love the picture frame molding...looks beautiful and such character it adds to a room...check ours out..we did our kitchen and d.r. ...I'm now following..glad to have found you...&God Bless your son...

  17. Thats looks wonderful! Great job.

  18. That looks really amazing. You did a great job. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  19. Your picture molding looks fantastic! I am dying to do this in our dining room.

  20. This looks fantastic- your moulding really adds to your room! I did a similar moulding in my hall and kitchen areas too and love how it turned out. Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime- it's gorgeous! :)

  21. Just wanting to wish you luck with that one. Men and their toys...especially if it involves may lose this one girlfriend!!

  22. What a big difference that made. Good luck on the woodstove!!! ~~Sherry~~

  23. OH I do love this project...looks fabulous! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my spring mantel!

  24. Thank you SO MUCH for linking up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!! Great entry:)


  25. Hi there~just stopping back to say thanks for coming over and sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  26. Love Love Love it! It turned out perfect!!!

  27. Oh honey that looks just amazing. My mouth is hanging open! Such a difference! And you made it look easy!

  28. GAil, I love the wainscotting. Y'all did a great job. Thanks for sharing it at WUW last week.

  29. Hi! I found your post! I don't think it would take a carpenter too long to do something like this...and my dining room is on the small side. Thanks for the pictures...I can see now exactly how it's done. Great job and tell your husband if he get's bored he can come to my house. :o) ~Ann

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