DIY – Beef Up Your Baseboards On A Budget


I saw this idea in the February 2013 Canadian House and Home magazine issue and thought it was so clever!  This is a fantastic way to beef up the baseboards in a nursery (or anywhere in your house) for very little cost.  This DIY idea gives the illusion of much higher baseboards.


Simply build onto your existing baseboards by adding a bevelled base cap 1″ – 2″ above the baseboard. Then paint out the baseboard, wall gap and new trim piece all the same colour to give the appearance of tall baseboards.


I also loved the idea of painting out your baseboards a rich contrast colour, but instead of using an earthy hue shown in the photo, I would suggest going for a soothing sophisticated pastel for a nursery.  Some of Pantone‘s 2013 Fashion Report’s colours would be perfect!  My favorites are Greyed Jade and Linen.

pantone greyed jade   Pantone-Linen