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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chair Rails, its Happening!

While I was diligently scraping the popcorn off the ceiling I decided our bedroom definitely needed a white chair rail, with white paint below, or maybe just a different hue of the color that will be on top. I've been reading about chair rails on the web, and many people say to NEVER paint the lower portion white or even a lighter shade then what is on top. Well I must disagree, I think these images from a house tour on Young House Love show that a lighter shade on bottom looks fresh, clean, and elegant... so there! That was mature of me, wasn't it? 


This is almost exactly the color scheme for my bedroom (or will be). The blue ceiling, white below the new chair rail, and a beige wall. I want to paint my walls a bit more gray beige though.. much less tan.
remodelingguy.net

Here is a good example of a darker color on bottom. It is suppose to make the room look larger rather than "cut it up visually" like white is suppose to. But I really like the white below, I can't lie. Cut that room up!

designwithchristine.com

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13 comments:

  1. I like the white on the bottom, too. There are too many decorating "rules" - do what you like! :)

    Hannah

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  2. I'm a fan of white on the bottom too. And a huge fan of doing what appeals to me :)

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  3. It's going to be beautiful! I keep forgetting to ask you. The little chest (on the right side of your header with the wire doors) were you able to take the wire out? or did you tape them? I have almost the identical piece that needs painting and wondered how you did yours! :)
    Kristi

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  4. the ceiling came out great! I think the chair rail would look good with white on the bottom. My parent's dining room has white on the bottom. Also think about beadboard it is pretty much always white so it is visually the same concept!

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  5. I like the white on the bottom, but really any color can be made to look great.

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  6. I think the white looks fantastic! GO FOR IT!!

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  7. I like the white on the bottom but I also think the brown on the bottom looks fab! I'll be posting a post about that amazing dresser refurb tonight...took me this long to finally finish it/get hardwear on it/have hubby move it into the house lol! Can't wait for you to see it in all its turquoise glory!!!

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  8. I really like the white on bottom but I love the colors in the dark color on bottom picture. I need to know what those colors are!! Please tell!

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  10. Me, too! What are those paint colors for wall w/chair rail???

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  11. Can you please explain what pieces of molding you used. Your chair rail is gorgeous !!!

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  12. Can you please tell me what molding was used to build chair rail

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