Chair Rail Panel Moulding – see how we added this wall treatment to our hallway. It made a huge difference in the space.
DIY Chair Rail Panel Moulding
We have a long hallway upstairs that I have never shared with you because it has been neglected for the past five years. Here’s what it looked like (for way too long):
When we first moved into our home, I created a wall gallery using all my extra frames – and there the frames have hung for five years. I have been dreaming and scheming about how to make this hallway a prettier space, so I was thrilled to partner with *Craftmold on my hallway makeover. *UPDATE: Unfortunately Craftmold is no longer in business.
Watch this video to see how easy installation is:
These panels come with a heavy strength adhesive backing for quick and easy installation!
Before you begin, wipe down your walls with a damp cloth. I installed a chair rail in our hallway before I added the Craftmold panels. I also laid out my panels to get a visual of how far (or close) I wanted my panel mouldings.
Mark a level horizontal line where you want the top of your panels to go.
Measure (and mark) between each panel to space them evenly. Use a level to create vertical lines for the sides of each panel.
Remove the adhesive film and install the panels by aligning with the top of the level line and the lines on the sides.
Add a bead of caulk to the inside and outside of each panel. After caulk has dried, prime and paint.
And that’s it! I added some wallpaper and an updated wall gallery using simple gold frames and old family photos. I also added new lightning. The hallway has no natural light, so it was always a dark space the the recessed lights didn’t help much. Convert kits (see more on that HERE) allowed us to hang these gorgeous Schoolhouse Floating 12″ Opaque Ceiling Lights. They are from Lamps Plus, and lighting can add so much to a space – they’re jewelry for the home!
Now I’m not embarrassed of our hallway – I love how classy and bright it is!
A special thanks to Craftmold and Lamps Plus for their partnership on this hallway makeover. We love our DIY chair rail moulding!
Go create something!