Monday, January 2, 2012

Chair Rail Molding Ideas

So, as you saw in my weekend roundup post, I started installing wainscoting in my dining room.  I've loved the look of chair rail molding for a while, though I was always hesitant to install it in my dining space given the shared walls with the living room (and not wanting to continue the molding all around both the living and dining rooms to keep some semblance of separation between the two).  However, I finally found a solution (using the fireplace as a natural stop for the molding) and since I was home alone while Esposito was working on Sunday night, I took the plunge with some random molding we already had on hand!

Now that the process is underway, I've been looking back at some of my inspiration images.  I'm not sure yet if I should keep just the chair rail molding:

                                                                            Source: countryliving.com via Betty on Pinterest

                                                                                    Source: google.fi via Tuuli on Pinterest


                                                                     Source: atlantaluxurycommunities.com via Katie on Pinterest

                                                                              Source: google.com via Becca on Pinterest

add picture molding below the chair rail:

                                                                       Source: happynester.blogspot.com via Tiffany on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: littlemisspennywenny.blogspot.com via John on Pinterest

                                                                  Source: thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com via Kelley on Pinterest

                                                                    Source: jessicademaio.blogspot.com via Tiffany on Pinterest

keep the same paint color on both halves of the wall:

                                                                          Source: remodelaholic.com via Whitney on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: google.com via Katrin on Pinterest


                                                                           Source: houseofturquoise.com via Kelly on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: lh5.ggpht.com via Jenifer on Pinterest

or paint the entire bottom half white:

                                                                           Source: google.com via Ashley on Pinterest

                                                                Source: madebygirl.blogspot.com via Katie Beth on Pinterest

                                                                Source: 6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com via Cara on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: houzz.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

or paint the entire bottom half a totally different color:

                                                                    Source: emilyaclark.blogspot.com via Maryellen on Pinterest

                                                                       Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Meghan on Pinterest

                                                                                  Source: bhg.com via Kim on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: dotavideo.com via Nicole on Pinterest

Decisions, decisions!  Maybe I should've thought this through more before starting?  Which look do you prefer?

3 comments:

Tina said...

i've always loved wainscoting! i wanted to do it in our old apartments dining room too lol cos i didnt give a shit what our landlord thought. i always like the all white bottom but the picture molding with the same color on both halves is kinda sharp looking too. cant wait to see it when you're done!! :)

danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

Pretty! I love this!

Alana Geikie said...

You need enough time to think and make your “Decisions, decisions!” Hehe. I’m with Tina about the picture molding, but I’ll go with keeping the same paint color on both halves of the wall. It looks more contemporary to me.