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problem solved-the picture rail post

When we bought our home, the family room had dark wood paneling throughout.

We decided to paint it versus taking it down, and we’ve been happy with the results. Only problem? It’s a pain to get nails in and out of it, and, if you’re familiar with my “put it up, take it down, rinse and repeat” style of decor-you can see the issue I’ve been having.

Enter picture rail

Isn’t she pretty?

This easy solution allows me to change out the photos, frames and ribbon on a whim. The how-to is fairly simple. We purchased our picture rail, cut it down to size, and nailed it to the wall like so:

After painting, framing, and hanging, we were done!

It took me a while to decide (no surprise there), but I ended up going with white frames, both black & white and color photos, and burlap ribbon for hanging. I love that you can easily change the whole look by changing up these simple elements!

What do you think? Do you have picture rail in your home?

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Monday 23rd of January 2012

Brilliant! The picture trail also gave the wall an awesome look.


Monday 23rd of January 2012

We are just getting ready to paint the 1970s fake paneling in our house. Did yours not have the ridges in it? And hanging ANYTHING is the bane of my existence, so therefore I don't do it. The rails and ledges I'm seeing are giving me hope.


Monday 23rd of January 2012

Brilliant idea!! Love it....and I love the chair and pillows, too!!