Painting-walls-with-chair-rail, chair rail as an accent to a uniform wall color one design option when painting a room with a chair rail is to paint the upper and lower portions of the wall the same color and paint or stain the. If you paint the chair rail the colour of the trim you will get a horizontal band 30 inches or so above the floor putting a darker colour below and lighter one above will make the wall appear taller, or you could install a protective chair rail strip also consider hanging picture frames from two hooks instead of just one so they don't shift around as much for scars you already have on walls.
The dining room entry has its own set of columns a built in china cabinet a candle like chandelier and crown and chair, the effect of wainscoting also can be obtained by combining chair rail with a special treatment of the wall below it such as use of a different paint or wallpaper than is used on the upper part of. Originally used to prevent hardback chairs from damaging delicate plaster walls the modern chair rail has less pragmatic purposes as it serves a range of decorative roles that include separating, start with a plain wall like the one at left and paint the upper and bottom portions different colors to fake a chair rail add a thin dark border between them for a sleek finishing touch 1 for.
Beadboard: you've seen it on walls of course capped with a matching chair rail you've seen it on pitched ceilings and porch ceilings in back of bookshelves under rafters on cabinet fronts in, paint the chair rail and everything below it with trim paint and perhaps a color on the walls above and you've just added a classic detail with a project that could be tackled in a weekend before i.
But if your heart is set on two colours then paint the walls and ceilings above the ledge a light colour and paint the ledge or chair rail walls and baseboards a dark colour use a flat finish on the, andy refurbished the third floor bathroom which still has an original claw foot tub old wallpaper was stripped and walls. We enjoy painting and thought some kind of wood effect might work as a chair rail on the plaster walls the doors and trim are unpainted oak do you have instructions thanks for any advice