Simple strips of molding made this DIY living room wall decor come to life

Simple molding vintage DIY living room wall decor
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Even the simplest kind of molding can contribute a lot more to a room than you might imagine.

For example, plain battens of wood molding framed the display of black and white family photographs and added pattern to a plain wall.

To recreate this midcentury DIY living room wall decor, you will need several lengths of wood — such as a basic 3/8″ x 1-1/4″ x 7′ unfinished pine wood stop.

You can dodge a lot of work by painting the wall first, then separately painting the molding frame pieces before you put them up. Then all you have to do is touch up the nailheads and you’re good to go.

Another stand-out feature on this green feature wall was the awning-style lamp bracket. It was really was just three pieces from a strip of plywood, set out from the wall about eight inches, and had light fixtures fastened to the back.

More batten strips nailed on the front blended it into the wall pattern. (The light’s power cord can be disguised by running it down the wall along the edge of one of the wall’s wood battens.)

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