Dress up your wall by framing an antique rug below a dado rail

Dress up your wall by making a dado panel out of an antique rug
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Here’s an idea for using what you already have in a whole new way!

Back in the 1950s, this beautiful old Victorian carpet was rescued from the attic, cut down, and used to make this eyecatching hallway dado (a dado being an old term for the lower part of a wall, often below molding called a dado rail).

By using this colorful antique rug below this simple dado rail, the homeowners added so much decorative flair to this space — texture, pattern, color — and this creative touch definitely became a conversation piece.

The moldings above and below the leaf and flower carpeted panel were painted with a pale green that echoed one of the colors in the old woven rug.

Above, five fruit botanical prints were brought out of the ordinary with matching wide matboards and thick dramatic frames.

Dress up your wall by making a dado panel out of an antique rug
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