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Trim Shopping for Dining Room

This is kind of a boring post. I would find it boring should I read it. But sometimes awesome projects involve boring steps. Consider this the boring step.

In our effort to makeover our Dining Room, we are going ahead with the first step of doing a chair rail and some picture trim. (Click here to see all Dining Room Posts) We headed to Central Fairbank to check out their wall of trim. Once you see some styles you like you mark down the number of it and go into the warehouse and can pick some samples to bring home. Genius if you ask me. 

We brought home some the samples we thought would work, when really, we should have brought home those …. plus some. Although the Chair Rail pick was fine, the picture moulding trim wasn’t doing it for me. So in hindsight we should have grabbed a number of samples to save us a trip back a second time.

Erin popped over from across the street and helped me narrow it down to the following trim options. The top is the Chair rail, and the bottom is the Picture moulding.  


There we go. Boring post out of the way. 😉

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    [email protected] at Home
    January 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Boring now … but will be spectacular on the wall!

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    Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    January 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    But you have to have A before B! It is going to look fantastic.

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    Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    January 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Those look like great choices! They really will do so much on your wall and make it look fabulous 🙂

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    January 15, 2011 at 2:44 am

    love it!

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    AM Dolce Vita
    January 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Perhaps consider a narrower version of the same chair rail for the picture frame? We put up the wainscotting in our dining room ( and the lesson learnt was to use MDF crown moulding in our next DIY project. The pine (or any wood) moulding used wasn't as flexible/bendable. When running into uneven patches along the wall, we had to cut the moulding into many tiny pieces and glue them back on the wall to overcome the curves. It was a very time consuming and painful experience. Once we painted the faux-wainscotting we couldn't even tell the moulding was pine or MDF. Good luck with your project…can't wait to see how it turns out.

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    Hopeless Chest
    January 16, 2011 at 3:42 am

    hehe, I'm enjoying all of Aubrey's Price Is Right style modelling lately.

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    February 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    totally just bookmarked this page for my husband!

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