Step-by-Step: Faux Molding
Create faux molding with this how-to from HGTV Magazine and DIY blogger Typhanie Peterson.
- 1 gallon colored paint for the wall (Autumn Sky by Valspar shown here)
- painter's tape
- tape measure
- 1 gallon white paint for the trim (Ultra White by Valspar shown here)
Paint the wall with the colored paint; let dry overnight.
Tape off a pattern you like with painter's tape; use a tape measure and level to get straight lines.
To make the lines, paint between the tape with two coats of white. Let dry overnight, then peel off the tape.
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