DIY

Heather Hastings

It’s hard to believe that school is already back in session for some, and about to be for others. In the spirit of the new academic year, we’ve decided to put together a list of creative DIY home classroom ideas that are both conducive for learning and aesthetically pleasing.

Moulding Wall Art

Moulding is a unique, cost-effective way to display wall art. Just cut up a strip of moulding into four pieces and then glue them together at the corners to form a picture frame. This is a great way to display school art projects or inspirational quotes, like in the image below.

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Source: A Girl and a Glue Gun

Additionally, you can nail a strip of moulding to the wall to create a DIY drying rack. Just add some colorful clothespins and you’re good to go.

Chair Rail Wall Art

Source: A Girl and a Glue Gun

Crate Bench

Who knew that simple crates could make such functional furniture? This 30 minute DIY project costs less than $20 and turns simple box crates into a surprisingly comfortable bench. What’s even better is that it doubles as a storage shelf. You can store books, toys, school supplies or whatever else you’d like.

Chair Rail Wall Art

Source: Sun, Sand & Second Grade

Chalkboard Door

Turn a boring old door into a chalkboard! All you need is some erasable chalkboard paint. Woodgrain Doors offers a handful of doors with Dry Erase Whiteboard and Magnetic Chalkboard options. Check out our full product listing here.

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Source: HGTV

DIY Desk

No “classroom” is complete without a desk. This minimalist children’s desk is made out of two wooden boards held in place by metal brackets. You can accomplish a similar look by using individual wood panels—like our Rustic Accents products—stacked together.

DIY Desk

Source: Kenziepoo

Looking for something more portable? Younger kids will love this desk made from a repurposed cabinet door. The desk takes up very little space so you can set up your “classroom” anywhere!

DIY Desk

Source: Creativities

Do you have other fun DIY home classroom ideas? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Tom Hale

Do your walls need an upgrade? We’ve got just the solution: Crown moulding. Crown moulding build-ups (when you stack multiple pieces of moulding together to create a unique design), are particularly eye-catching.

With Ledgendary™ Crown moulding by Woodgrain, you can install your own crown moulding build-up easier and quicker than ever before. Ledgendary™ Crown’s patent-pending design allows crown moulding to sit right on the wall cleat to hold it at the perfect angle, resulting in stress-free installation.

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Ready to install your crown moulding build-up? Here’s your ultimate Ledgendary™ Crown DIY guide.

Getting Started:
Here is the basic list of tools you will need for this DIY project. If you don’t own these tools you can easily rent them at a place like The Home Depot.

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Step 1: Determine How Much Ledgendary™ Crown You Need
Start by drawing a floor plan of your room. Then, measure each wall and note it on your plan. Next, identify each corner in the room and use a protractor to determine the angle. Add all of the wall lengths together—plus an additional 15% in case of cutting mistakes —to determine the amount of Ledgendary™ Crown moulding and cleat to purchase.

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Step 2: Locate Wall Studs
Locate the wall studs with a stud finder and mark with painter’s tape.

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Step 3: Mark Walls for Cleat Installation
Then, cut two 2-½” tall spacer blocks. Starting in a corner, hold the spacer block tight against the ceiling and place a mark at the bottom of the block. Continue this process, making a mark every two or three feet as you go around the room.

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Step 4: Measure and Cut Your Cleats
Measure the exact distance between the walls where the top of the cleat will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your cleat to length. Make sure to cut slightly longer than your actual measurement and with opposing miter cuts to “spring” the cleat in place.

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Nail your cleat into the wall studs. Repeat this process until the entire cleat is installed. If you need help picking out a cleat, watch this video.

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Step 5: Measure and Cut Ledgendary™ Crown Moulding
Measure the distance between the walls where the top of the moulding will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your moulding to length using opposing miter cuts, making sure to cut slightly longer, like with the cleat.

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Step 6: Install Ledgendary™ Crown
Nail your Ledgendary™ Crown to the cleat and ceiling. Repeat until all of the moulding is installed.
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Step 7: Add Finishing Touches
Finish the look with caulk and paint. We recommend applying two coats of high-quality latex paint for optimal durability and appearance. You could also consider painting your Ledgendary™ Crown before installation.

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Ready to create your own crown moulding build-up? Ledgendary™ Crown can be purchased at The Home Depot. You can also learn more about our product and discover additional installation tips by visiting our website or checking out our Ledgendary playlist on Youtube.

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When you’re done installing your buildup, let us know by tagging Woodgrain on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to see how your Ledgendary™ project turns out.

Heather Hastings

Moulding is a great way to add character and increase the property value of your home. But, it’s also a fantastic addition to pretty much any place of business.

Here are some unique ways that moulding can add extra pizzazz to any workspace, whether it be a medical office, boutique, law firm, dance studio or any other commercial property.

Enhance the Entryway

The first thing people notice when they enter a place of business is the front door. Adding moulding to the front entryway makes patrons feel welcome right away. You may also want to add door decor for a personal touch. Check out this blog post for some fresh ideas.

Extend that warm welcome inside with judges paneling, exposed ceiling beams and/or crown moulding, like this inviting dentist’s office in Austin. The ambience certainly puts you at ease.

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Spice Up The Ceiling

Turn a drab ceiling into a fab ceiling by using moulding to create unique and welcoming designs that are sure to capture everyone’s attention. Ceiling moulding can really add a unique charm to spaces such as conference rooms (like the one pictured below), lobbies, movie theaters or even yoga studios. Check out this article from Houzz to get more ceiling treatment ideas.

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Brighten Up Bookshelves

It’s common for lawyers, psychologists and medical professionals to have bookshelves in their office. So, why not add some moulding and turn those boring bookshelves into elegant works of art? Take a look at these DIY tips for installing your own moulding on a bookcase.

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This same idea also works for shelves at retail stores. Check out the shelves at this upscale beauty boutique in Boston. They’re made from oak crown mouldings to create a truly unique design that’s rich with texture.

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 Add an Accent Wall

Rather than putting up a piece of art in the lobby of an office building or on the wall of a boutique, consider using moulding to create an accent wall. This is a beautiful way to create a memorable workspace with clean lines. Take a look at one of our previous blog posts to get color ideas for accent wall moulding.

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Revamp the Reception Desk

Moulding isn’t just for walls. You can actually use wood planks and moulding in place of other building materials to give a reception desk a modern twist, like this one by custom furniture-maker Play-Haus designPinterest also has many examples of beautifully crafted desks for your viewing pleasure.

Moulding isn’t just for walls. You can actually use wood planks and moulding in place of other building materials to give a reception desk a modern twist, like this one by customer furniture-maker Play-Haus design.

This type of design would work great at creative shops like ad agencies or production companies because they make the office space seem more fun and innovative. Discover more unconventional ways to incorporate moulding into any business here.

Have more creative ideas for incorporating moulding into your workspace? Share them with us. Just leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

Daniel Banks

June’s here, which means it’s peak season for homebuyers and sellers. If you’re the latter, here are some simple home improvements you can do to stand out amongst the competition without breaking the bank.

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First, Clean Up

Did you know that a clean home could actually boost your appraisal value? Check out this article to see what else appraisers consider when calculating the market value of your property.

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Getting rid of clutter and making your home “showroom ready” allows potential buyers to envision the space as their own.

Touch Up Your Paint

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Putting aside personal tastes to make your home appeal to any buyer is easy with a coat of fresh, neutral paint. Take a tour of your home with a realtor to get an unbiased look into where your home needs updating. Some quick dry wall putty and new paint patches up most dings on walls, and looks like new after a few minutes.

Install Moulding

According to The National Association of Homebuilders, homebuyers are looking for unique details, like crown moulding and chair rails. Whether your home is historic, a new build, or anything in between, moulding can add character and accentuate features.

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Image source: Sawdust Girl

Choose which rooms are the star of your home and work from there. Check out this Houzz Article to see if installing crown moulding is a good option for your space.

Professional installation is a good option if you’re crunched for time and intend to install moulding in several rooms. However, if you’d like to cut labor costs, there are plenty of DIY moulding installation tutorials to guide you.

Beautiful example of Finished Elegance's impact in a family home

Using quality moulding—like our easy-to-install Finished Elegance—will simplify the installation process. Finished Elegance does not need to be painted so it is ready to install when purchased.

Dressing up your home is the perfect way to close your current chapter and move into a new one. Planning to put your home on the market soon? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how you plan to make it open-house ready.

Heather Hastings

An inviting front door creates some serious curb appeal. Here are some simple suggestions that will help you dress up your exterior entryway.

Be Natural

Accenting your door with wreaths adorned with flowers, fruits or greenery is a fresh way to create an inviting ambiance.

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Nothing says summer like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. So, why not welcome guests with a zesty wreath made of lemons, like the one pictured here? Get crafty and make your own or check out Etsy if you’d rather buy instead of DIY. You can also incorporate other citrus varieties, using the wreath pictured below by celebrated floral designer Ariella Chezar as inspiration.

The Flower Workshop

If you prefer flowers, create a floral wreath from the annuals in your garden or assemble a gorgeous bouquet, like the one pictured below.

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In addition to wreaths and hanging door decor, you can adorn your entryway with potted plants, colorful flowers or even fruit trees!

Say Something

No need to roll out the welcome mat with this friendly decor. Say “hello” to this modern, yet playful boxwood wreath. Eucalyptus leaves also make a simple yet elegant backdrop for a DIY  message. Chalkboard gives you the option to customize your message and works beautifully when paired with a colorful floral arrangement.

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If you’re going for a bold look, put writing on the wall (literally). Blogger Start At Home Decor likes to change up her greeting seasonally.

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As always, look to Pinterest and you’re sure to be inspired by all the creative DIY projects.

Get Festive

Summer is the season to kick back with with a fruity drink donned with a cute umbrella. Get the party started from the minute you walk through the door with this adorable party umbrella wreath. It cost this blogger $10 and one hour of her time to create.

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Another easy, breezy idea for a wreath is to use pinwheels, like the one pictured below. We’ve compiled a few DIY options here, here and here that look simple enough to tackle on a rainy afternoon.

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We’d love to see how you’re dressing up your door this summer. Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Heather Hastings

In our last blog post, we explored accent colors that complement crisp white moulding. This time, we flip the switch and look at the impact color can have when applied to the moulding itself. Before we go any further, let’s start with some basics.

Experimenting with moulding color creates a bold focal point; so keep your walls neutral. Just like you wouldn’t clash two bold colors or contrasting patterns within the same outfit, the same rule applies to moulding and wall color. It may be even more important in your home considering it is much more difficult, costly, and time consuming to change out.

Now that we’ve set the stage, let’s get down to the fun stuff—moulding color options!

Shades of gray

Warm taupes and cool grays are great if you want to color match moulding to your interior doors. Check out these examples that were featured on Houzz. These grays are anything but dull!

Bold black

These examples, also featured on Houzz, show that black moulding can actually open up a space. Additionally, it can create depth and accent architectural details such as floor patterns and windows.

Natural wood

Regardless of whether you opt for dark or light shades, or matte or glossy finishes, wood colored moulding creates a rustic look that complements modern farmhouse design. There are many creative ways to incorporate wood moulding. Wood can add architectural interest, like in this geometric design by renowned interior designer Steven Gambrel. Or, it can be used to add warmth to a picturesque reading nook, like in the example below.

Cool color

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If subtle is not your design preference, then make a statement with juicy colors such as tangerine, lemon and lime. Check out the transformation of this once-outdated playroom by interior designer Bailey McCarthy. Or, dress up a simple kitchen with a pop of sunny yellow, like in the example below.

We will continue to explore color on our blog, but for now, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts on color moulding options in the comments below.

Joseph Merkley

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According to the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, post-Super Bowl Blues are real, and not to be taken lightly. As a huge football fan myself, I can definitely relate. But why would I bring this up now when we’re in the throes of anticipation of the game?

Because no matter your team, scheduling some weekend activities to fill the Sunday football void will smooth the transition to off-season. Here are some weekend projects I recommend to take your mind off those (soon-to-be) empty Sundays:  

Wainscoting

Wainscoting encompasses a wide variety of paneling styles and is used to enhance many different interior spaces, including mantels, stairways, home galleries, and more. DIY blog Sunlit Spaces has a great list of wainscoting ideas here. When picking the style, consider the impact you want to make in your room. Do you prefer a formal look, or something more casual? Traditional or modern? Would you like to make a statement in the room or do you prefer a more subdued style? There are a lot of options!

A common style that fits many spaces is two-tone wainscoting. If this look is right for your home, I recommend purchasing Finished Elegance for an easy, durable installation.

Replace a door and repurpose the old one

Most of us have at least one pesky door nagging to be replaced – whether the style is dated, it blocks too much light, or the pets have ruined it. Replacing a door can transform an entire room. The first steps to replacing a door are choosing style and materials. Vanessa Brunner of Houzz has a great guide to selecting interior doors here. You can see a collection of customizable styles from Woodgrain here.

Once you’ve replaced the door, consider repurposing it. CountryLiving suggests 17 ideas ranging from entertainment console (for when football season finally returns!) to hanging picnic tables for summer entertaining.

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Hear me out. Moulding art may sound like the worst possible football replacement, but Better Homes and Gardens has some awesome ideas here. My favorites are the kids’ art gallery and the headboard.

These three ideas are just the start – once you get on a roll, you may find that home improvement projects are the perfect football replacement. (OK, that’s clearly an exaggeration, but you can see where I’m coming from.) Let us hear about your results, and in the meantime, go Broncos!

Joseph Merkley

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Is it already December? It’s hard to believe, but winter holidays are upon us, and my wife has been happily decorating our home for Christmas. Her enthusiasm inspired me to share some easy DIY holiday ideas using wood you may find around your home or that can be purchased inexpensively at your nearby Home Depot or other hardware store.

This first project idea came from a festive purchase my wife just made: a dowel Christmas tree. If you have some basic tools and 30 minutes to spare, you can follow this excellent tutorial from lifestyle blogger Rubyellen of Cakies. Don’t have dowels around? For a selection of dowels to purchase for the project, click here.

Did you just replace your old moulding with Finished Elegance? Don’t throw it away just yet! Courtney from Diamond in the Stuff recommends using scrap wood and moulding to create a festive Christmas tree. Add different shades of green paint for a quick and fun way to recycle leftover pieces. For a Hanukkah celebration, follow Randi’s advice from Sowdering About in Seattle to create an antiqued Happy Hanukkah sign with scrap wood.

Need a centerpiece for family gatherings? Robin from Happy at Home has a quick tutorial for a custom wooden statement piece using scrap 1X4s and 1X2s. She decorated her centerpiece with stones, but you could use wide candles, greenery, or ornaments. A versatile piece, no matter your occasion.

I hope this list inspires you to be creative this holiday season. Comment below to let us know how your projects turn out!

Joe Wettstein

Finished Elegance

Wondering if Finished Elegance moulding is right for your home? We’ve answered some frequently asked questions below to help you make the decision.

  1. How does Finished Elegance differ from traditional moulding?
    The main difference is that Finished Elegance is coated on all four sides and requires no painting. It comes installation-ready.
  2. How does the Finished Elegance coating compare to traditional painted millwork?
    Finished Elegance is coated (not painted) on all four sides with Eastman Cerfis™ technology. Cerfis technology was developed and patented by Eastman Chemical Company, and Woodgrain Millwork is the only North American manufacturer to use this proprietary technology. The result is precise, consistent, and customizable coating that provides superior durability. If you need moulding that will hold up over time, Finished Elegance is exactly what you’re looking for.
  3. If Finished Elegance costs more than traditional moulding, how am I saving money?
    Since Finished Elegance requires no painting, the upfront cost is offset by the time, materials, and overhead savings.
  4. How do I install Finished Elegance?
    Install Finished Elegance in three easy steps: First, cut the moulding to fit your wall. Then, install the pieces with traditional moulding installation tools. Finally, fill/caulk to create a seamless finish. Click here to see the easy installation process in action.
  5. What profile options do I have with Finished Elegance?
    Finished Elegance has 55 unique profiles to complete any room in your home. Profiles include primary applications and decorative moulding applications such as build-ups, judges paneling and architraves. To see the available profiles and select the right one for your home, please click here.
  6. Can I paint Finished Elegance?
    While Finished Elegance requires no painting, it can be painted should you opt to change the color. If you are going to paint Finished Elegance we encourage you to take the following steps:
    1. Scuff with general purpose scuff pad or equivalent (320 grit or higher)
    2. Wipe clean with damp towel/cloth and allow to dry before painting

If you paint Finished Elegance, the paint can only dry from the outside in due to the coating. Therefore, dry times may be longer than normal.

Does Finished Elegance sound right for you? You can purchase Finished Elegance at The Home Depot stores as well as many ProDealers (lumberyards and door shops). Click here for buying locations near you.

For additional inspiration, take a look at our Finished Elegance Pinterest board here. You can also learn more at finishedelegance.com.

Have any additional questions? Please contact us or leave a comment below. We would love to hear about your experience with Finished Elegance.

Renae Crill

American Craftsman homes originated in the early 1900’s with the works of two prolific architects in Pasadena, CA. Charles and Henry Greene were influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement in England, and similarly worked to promote the fine touch of craftsmen in making a house into a home. From California, this home style spread throughout the country into the 1920’s.

These days, the term Craftsman is commonly used to describe a home that expresses Arts and Crafts aesthetics. This particular building style is best identified through its architecture and interior design. A popular form of the Craftsman style is found in a bungalow.

On the exterior, Craftsman homes typically showcase intricate millwork and great attention to detail. Many homes have low-pitched roofs, single dormer windows, tapered columns, exposed beams, decorative supports, multi-pane windows and large front porches. Interior touches include an open floor plan, natural materials, built-ins, and wide window and door casing.

Whether you currently own a Craftsman home or simply appreciate the delicate architectural detail, you can embrace similar stylistic choices with a simple DIY project. This Craftsman door casing tutorial outlines how to frame an interior door for a sleek, simple finish using 1″ X 4″, 3/4″ X 2″ and 1/2″ X 2″ boards. With only five S-4-S boards, you can frame a door to insert instant character and charm into your home.

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For more inspiration for architectural statements in your home, check out our Woodgrain Distribution website’s updated Photo Gallery. To see our full offering of boards, visit our Product Finder.

Renae Crill

New Year, new home improvements! For homeowners, the New Year is a great opportunity to start those renovations you’ve been holding off. Whether it’s something drastic or a DIY project on a smaller scale, January is a perfect time to find your motivation!

For those who want to start gradually, this baseboard tutorial can be the perfect gateway project. Replacing your builder-grade moulding with something more substantial can make a big impact in even the smallest space. By updating your baseboards, you create more architectural interest and adjust the focus of the room. With a weekend of your time and a few installation tools, you can add a fresh take on any room in your home.

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For details on the baseboards we offer, visit woodgraindistribution.com. On our site, you can also find helpful resources such as this Moulding Size Chart to help you consider your space when choosing the right moulding. As you can see based on the chart below, the taller the space, the wider the moulding can be.

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For a no painting solution that saves both time and money, consider Finished Elegance for this project as well. To learn more about the benefits of Finished Elegance for your home, go to finishedelegance.com.

Renae Crill

Looking to freshen up a guest bedroom before the holidays, but don’t know where to begin? With dropping temperatures and dreary weather outside, you’ll want to make sure your visitors are relaxed and comfortable throughout their stay. Few furnishings add coziness to a room like an upholstered headboard, but the cost of such comfort can be high. Rather than buying a new headboard, upcycling can be a great alternative.

Upcycling is the reuse of discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Using this concept and the materials of a salvaged wooden door, decorative wood trim, and upholstery supplies, you can create a luxurious upholstered headboard without the expensive price tag. This DIY tutorial walks you step-by-step through the production process with detailed instructions and photographs. A floating upholstered headboard makes a huge style impact that adds comfort and coziness to any bedroom, which is perfect for your guests this holiday season!

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For more door design inspiration, visit woodgraindoors.com.

Renae Crill

During the holidays it’s easy to get swept up in Christmas lists and retail super sales. But sometimes the most meaningful moments can be spending time with loved ones doing something small. This wooden snowman project is a great, family-friendly activity that celebrates the season in a simple way.

Using 2×4 boards, paint and ribbon, you can build a little snowman for each member of the family that would also be a great gift for neighbors, coworkers and friends. This easy DIY snowman tutorial is a simple way to express the joy of the holiday season using minimal materials and cost.

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Renae Crill

Great design doesn’t have to stop at the entry way. Whether it’s adorned with a traditional wreath or something more modern, your front door has the power to make a great first impression for holiday visitors. Enhance your curb appeal and show off your festive side this season with these charming Thanksgiving wood tags.

Using wood boards, a bit of rope, paint, and a final coat of polyurethane, you can create a unique piece of exterior décor that will last for years to come. You’ll be grateful you found this DIY tutorial!

Wood Tags

See our full board offering at woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’ve got a lot on your plate! Between making arrangements with family and friends and organizing a full menu, sometimes the last thing on your mind is designing a festive holiday table. Luckily, we’ve got a solution for you!

A quick and easy way to customize your table is with this wooden trough centerpiece. This step-by-step tutorial breaks down the project just in the nick of time. With only boards, paint and vinyl lettering, you can create a high impact piece that adds to your interior design. Fill the trough with fresh fall flowers for a casual feel or use candles to heighten the drama. Either way, you’ve got a tablescape to remember!

Thanksgiving Trough

Renae Crill

In most home renovations, owners and renters alike focus on areas that will be regularly seen by guests. While it’s important to create welcoming common areas, you shouldn’t neglect your private needs. Scientists estimate we spend about one third of our lives sleeping, so your bedroom should be the retreat of your dreams!

To create a peaceful sanctuary away from the stresses of daily life, your bedroom should reflect your personal style. A room that mirrors your design aesthetic will bring you comfort and relaxation, making it easier to get a good night’s sleep. Using only moulding, boards, screws, and nails, you can build a custom headboard.

Read this step-by-step “Mantel Moulding Headboard” tutorial to see how to create a beautiful headboard with moulding. Don’t forget to build upon the custom feel by staining or painting your new headboard for the desired finished look!

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See our full moulding product line at woodgraindistribution.com

Renae Crill

Creating sophisticated Halloween décor can seem almost impossible. While the thought of making orange and black blend into your existing interior design feels daunting, this moulding project provides a touch of sophistication using bunting. “Bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.

Using spare moulding pieces from past home projects, paint and ribbon, you can create moulding bunting to string across a holiday mantle. For very little expense and labor, you can create a dimensional piece with high impact. This DIY bunting is the perfect way to translate your personal style into your next themed party.

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For your next DIY project, check out our full product offering at woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

Creating a charming and inviting space requires a personal touch. One of the best ways to transform a house into a home is by adding meaningful details such as family portraits. Though some opt to pay for expensive custom framing for their prized photos, there is an economical alternative. A great option is to make custom frames out of moulding. This DIY project is both inexpensive and straightforward, even for a novice.

For traditional style frames, our commodity moulding profiles offer both sleek and sophisticated options that complement any decor. If your aesthetic is more ornate, Our DecraMold® product line offers several styles that add an extra touch of elegance. Decorative design styles include our Egg & Dart, Rope, Grapevine, Ivy and Southwest patterns, some of which are pictured below: 

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See how this DIY-er turned moulding into custom frames, and her space into a true family room:

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For more information on moulding possibilities, see the full product line on www.woodgraindistribution.com.

Renae Crill

Closet organization can seem daunting in a small, enclosed space. If your closet feels crowded and overflowing with clothes and accessories, one helpful solution is to arrange your shoes onto an interior wall. By taking your shoes off of the floor, you not only de-clutter your space, but also gain increased visibility and accessibility of your footwear options.

Check out this DIY tutorial on how to create a custom shoe rack using crown moulding:

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Renae Crill

Say goodbye to lazy summer days and hello to hectic schedules… school is right around the corner! Coordinating all of the chaos can seem overwhelming at first, but we’ve got a DIY project to help make the transition easier.

To help organize the entire family, take an old window and transform it into something useful. By painting the panes with chalkboard paint, applying vinyl lettering and adhering it to a central location in your home, you’ve now got a weekly calendar to keep track of activities, dinner menus and notes. Adding hooks at the bottom of the window can also make the piece multifunctional – holding backpacks, lunchboxes and school outfits for the next day.

Make this DIY project your last before summer’s end!

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