The dividing archway between my living and dining rooms is something that has bothered me since I bought this house a year ago.
|View from the living room before moving in|
The dining room has wainscotting and a chair rail and the living room does not. The problem is that these half walls with columns only separate the space and do not define where the outside walls stop. This means that unless I add something both rooms would have to be the same color.
|One side brown the other pink|
I wanted two different colored rooms but did not want a line of paint to be the separating mark.
My rather handy husband used a board and rope trim to create this simple finishing touch. As he said, " No one will ever walk in and say, Wow what great trim! but it vastly improves the rooms."
It is a bittersweet reward to finish a project with no wow factor but I know it's there.