I recently shared with you our newly updated Laundry room. And I am loving it. Still a few things to get finished in there like a window treatment and some fun basket labels and such. One of the updates we made was to make our existing baseboards taller. Today I am going to share with you how to make baseboards that are short taller with an easy trick.
The baseboards in our laundry room were in fairly good shape still…considering…and we didn’t want to take the time to pull them out and add new ones with all the other projects we had on our to do list! So we just updated them by adding a small thin piece of decorative molding to the top.
This update is a really easy and inexpensive way to get the nicer look of the taller baseboards that don’t come in the standard house. We simply took a piece of wood that measured 1 inch and used that as our spacer to get the molding to the height we wanted.
We measured and cut each piece of molding to the proper length with 45 degree angles at the corners. Then attached them to the wall with a nail gun in several spots. We do not like to use Liquid Nails at our house as we never know when
we I are/am going to get a bee in my bonnet to change something around. Nail holes are much easier to repair than a wall full of Liquid Nail glue!
When the molding is attached, you will then need to go and fill the cracks and crevices with white painters caulk. So easy, but a really important step to the overall finished look of your baseboards.
When it has properly dried you can paint your baseboards. We painted ours with two coats to give it a super nice finish! Just tape the wall and the floor with some Frog Tape or Blue Painter’s Tape to give you a nice crisp edge.
And ta-da! An easy, (almost instant) DIY improvement. I just love the look of the taller baseboards. It really does make a big difference in the overall look of the room.
*Update—I have had several of you email me and ask me what our paint colors are in this room.
The wall color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
I do not have the paint name for our trim as we have been painting our trim this color for 8 years. But I do have the paint code which is below. We use a high gloss finish on our trim as well.
What do you think? Do you have any rooms you would like to give your baseboards a height lift?