Monday, April 2, 2012

Wall Frame Moldings: Top Ten Reasons for you to Love them

It's not a secret, I love moldings!

I've been using them around my house for years and I haven't get tired of them. In fact I love them more than when I first began using them. It's now a bit of an obsession and here is why you should incorporate this traditional element in your own design.

My number one reason, it adds architectural interest to any room you put them  into!



It breaks up big expanses of wall.  When I just move into my house this was one of the first projects I tackled. Having empty rooms was not fun and I didn't have art pieces to put on the walls to fill them up.

Like in my family room here.


I installed them all around this room and even though I didn't put anything inside them, they cozied up the room a lot, and that brings me to my Third top Reason:

They become Instant Art. Although you can fill them up with your own!


You can use them all around your house. Bedrooms, dinning rooms, living rooms, kitchens, hallways, staircases, any room will benefit from them.

I installed installed this one to fill up a big wall on the staircase.

My sweet visitor, Chloe, looking up!

 Look how empty it looked before.


You can customized them the way you want them. Painting the inside the same color as in the outside or perhaps in a contrasting way.


I attached burlap fabric to the inside of this picture frame molding.  A pretty piece of trim all around gave it a nice finish.



This is an easy project. 
One simple frame can be done in a couple of hours or less. 
You'll need the moldings, miter saw or box, level, hammer, nail set, caulk, and liquid nails.
If the molding is small I only use nails, with bigger moldings I also apply a small amount of liquid nails to better secure them.

You have many styles of molding to choose from, and many ways to set them in place

The one in the staircase has a double frame, two different moldings.


They are fairly ease to change if you decide that's not the style you want any more or if you simply want to create something new.

It happened to me when creating the t.v. wall.  I wanted to expand the area the molding was covering, I took off the lower part of the frame an extended it almost to the floor!




You build them any size, any color, any way you want them and they give your room tons of visual interest.


Perhaps, one of the most important reasons why I like them is because of the price. It is a fairly cheap project that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

Are you ready to add beauty and value to your home?  Wall Frame Moldings is a good starting point.

Have a great day!





24 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous pictures and great ideas. I love it. I definitely need to add some moldings to my home. Thanks so much for all the ideas and for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- I love moldings, too. The ones you show here are beautiful. We had a lot of them when we lived in two old historical houses. You are right -they add so much character and charm to a space. Great post today! xo Diana

Pamela said...

I am a sucker for moldings too. Looks like you have done some great projects with them.

michele said...

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Phyllis@Around the House said...

Wow such great ideas I love the mouldings they look so high end wow so clever and striking...I am a new follower can't wait to see more

chateau chic said...

Your molding is beautiful throughout your home. You're right, it definitely adds architectural interest.
Mary Alice

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great features and terrific ideas! I'm also a molding lover, I have it through out our social area and when we'll remodel our bedroom I'm going to use moldings again, you just gave me the idea! When you get a chance I just bought an antique buffet and right there I have the wall moldings with artwork smack in the squares that formed it and I love it! The post is right behind my Easter tables of now. You're right, I love the elegance, coziness and architectural design. HAPPY EASTER for you all.
FABBY

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

I love them too! I was just about to put some in my new office! I can't wait!

Terry said...

You are so right. Moldings look fabulous and upscale and fills an area. Love them all.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love this post!! Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world!! I'm happily a new follower here. Wishing you a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Great post! The ones you have made look terrific! So does that red and gray art work!

--Katie

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

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Bonnie said...

Great inspiration.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am loving this idea. You did an amazing job. I am staring at this very large wall in my house quite differently. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a wonderful post. This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

Katherine C said...

Beautiful!!!! Hugs and Happy Weekend Wishes xo
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Little Bit said...

Great ideas! I'm now following you on LF...hope you'll come visit me too. Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Suzy said...

In my book, the more moulding, the better! I've added a few of these picture frame mouldings around my house too. You're absolutely correct when you say it's a great way to fill up a large blank wall. Great post!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Pretty moulding adds so much interest!

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

What a lovely home you have! I am a new follower. Stop by and say Hi sometime soon...

ciao!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just popped in to say that your mouldings were a hit, and you are a feature this week at Ivy and Elephants! Please stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti

Sherry said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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