Hey there, weekend warriors! Ready for the best way to easily elevate any room? Picture frame moulding is an incredibly effective way to transform any room in an afternoon or two. Don’t break the bank hiring a pro – let’s dive into this super easy step-by-step guide on how to install your own DIY picture frame moulding!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before you kick off your DIY adventure, ensure you have all the necessary tools and supplies ready:
- Trim moulding (select a style that suits your taste)
- Laser level
- Mitre saw
- Brad nailer (and nails!)
- Safety glasses
- Wood Filler
- Paintable Caulk
Step 2: Measure Twice, Cut Once
The golden rule of any DIY project! Measure the height and width of your walls, taking note of any outlets or switches. Decide how tall and wide each of your panels will be and. Use your mitre saw to make 45-degree angle cuts on your trim for those clean and seamless corners. Take your time and don’t rush this part – precision is key.
Step 3: Mark Out Your Design
Grab that laser level and start mapping out your design on the wall. Picture frame moulding can be installed vertically, horizontally, or even in a grid pattern. The laser level will be your BFF in ensuring your lines are straight and your frames are level.
Step 4: Secure Your Trim with a Brad Nailer
Place your trim pieces on the wall, using the laser level as your guide. Hold the trim firmly against the wall and fire away! Make sure to space your nails evenly along the trim to ensure a secure and snug fit. Pro tip: angle the nails slightly to provide extra support.
Step 5: Create a Seamless Look
Now that your trim is securely in place, it’s time to patch up those nail holes. Grab some wood filler or spackling and smooth it out. Once it dries, give it a light sanding to create a seamless finish. Use caulk along all the edges to hide all of the seams, and smooth it out with your finger.
Step 6: Paint the Trim
Paint the trim the same colour as your wall to create a seamless, cohesive look that ties everything together.
Allow it to dry, step back, and revel in the polished, Pinterest-worthy transformation you’ve achieved!
There you have it, DIY enthusiasts! With a bit of creativity and the right tools, you can easily elevate your space with picture frame moulding. So, put on your favourite playlist, roll up those sleeves, and let the transformation begin!