Bargain Box Trim Below a Chair Rail

Do you want to add a little architectural interest below the chair rail in your dining room? Not all of us have a miter saw sitting around (or the skill to operate such a gadget), so here's an awesome CHEAT for box trim.


homemade box trim with picture frames

via Pinterest


Ok, here's the secret:  pick up a stack of simple picture frames from Michael's or wheretheheck ever.  Nail or adhere them below the chair rail, then paint the whole thing out in semi-gloss trim paint.  Is this an awesome cheat, or what?  I love Pinterest . . .





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10 thoughts on “Bargain Box Trim Below a Chair Rail

  1. Kari says:

    Hi Kristie,

    I have this tip pinned, however, I wonder if you could shed any light on determining what size should be used and what do you do in smaller areas? I have existing chair rail in my hall and thought that might be a good way to bounce light in a somewhat dark area. Thanks for your great ideas and advice!

    Kari in NC

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