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How to Install Chair Rail

By following these straightforward instructions, you can install chair rail molding in a weekend—and reap its visual and practical benefits for years to come.

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Determine chair rail placement according mathematical formulas used by the Ancient Greeks to determine the perfect number, perfect chord, and points of perfect balance.

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from yahoo.com

The Most Creative Collection of Chair Rails You've Ever Seen

Chair rails are the unsung heroes of home decor. Most people don't pay attention to them, much less even know what they are. The protruding molding stop chairs from wreaking havoc on your walls, while providing a easy way to add extra character to your rooms. You can find instructions for the basics of installing a chair rail here.

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Protect walls from scuffs and dents by installing chair rail moulding in high traffic areas. Gain bonus style points as chair rails easily elevate your home decor.

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from The Inspired Room

Molding Ideas {A Simple Alternative to Crown Molding}

Alternative to crown molding: quarter-round molding and thin chair rail molding with four inches of white paint on the wall in between. Genius!

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from Sand and Sisal

Installing Wainscoting

Add character to a plain wall with trim, baseboard and molding details. I've seen this done and it's amazing how realistic it is! Unless you touch it and feel the drywall between the mouldings, you would never know that it's not a full paneled wainscot!

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Easy wainscotting idea: buy frames from Michael's, glue to wall and paint over entire lower half. More examples of beadboard and wainscoting...Love this!

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