Faux Wall Moldings

Today, you get to see another little piece of the guest bedroom and office.

I’m still not quite done with the rest of the room as I told you on Tuesday, but I’m hoping I get to show you a full reveal next week.

When I began plotting out this room makeover, I found some great inspiration photos on Pinterest. If you follow me there, you may have noticed I pinned a lot of black and white rooms that had some great black wall moldings.

Here’s the problem with wall moldings –

they can be expensive.

My solution?

Faux wall moldings made with FrogTape* and glossy black paint.

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After I nailed down my measurements, these were pretty easy to do. From outside edge to outside edge, my moldings are 24 1/2 inches wide x 74 inches long. The bottom edge comes up 11 1/2 inches from the floor and the top edge comes down 10 inches from the ceiling. There is more room between the ceiling and top edge than the baseboard and the bottom edge. I did that on purpose – I may want to add faux crown molding one day!

I determined the size by sketching lines on my wall to get an idea of how large I wanted the moldings. Be sure to write down your measurements before completing the next step.

When I had the lines where I wanted them, I painted a rough rectangle right over the lines.

Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldingsNow, you need to put FrogTape over the black where your rectangle will go.

To do this, you first need to measure back out your dimensions. You don’t have to draw the entire line again, just measure to where you want your tape edge to start and put a mark.

After you have your marks, enlist help.

Seriously, this step is done much easier with another person.

I enlisted Bill, whose name isn’t really Bill, but he said he liked the name Bill. He told me he wanted to be on the blog. I said I needed help on a project that was going on the blog. He’s on the blog, I get help. Its a win-win for myself and for Bill.

Now, have your helper, in my case, Bill, hold a level on the mark and make sure its level.

Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldingsOnce its level, run your FrogTape along the edge. Because I had just painted the black the day before, I used the FrogTape Delicate Surface* for newly painted surfaces.

Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldingsDo your vertical and horizontal edges the same way. You’ll end up with this:

Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldingsNow, I didn’t just want a plain jane rectangle. We all know I’m not a plain jane kinda gal. So, I took some FrogTape Scalloped Shape Tape* and put it in the corners.

Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldingsBe sure to trim up your corners evenly as well.

After all your tape is up, paint over it with your existing wall color. In my case, white.

Which took about five coats to cover the black.

But, the end result was worth the five coats.

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Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldings

A corner close-up:

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Faux Wall Moldings via RainonaTinRoof.com #frogtape #faux #wallmoldings

More projects in this post: 

Sequined Coat Hangers

How to Build a Desk Using Furniture You Already Have

Stylish Desk Accessories

Free Sassy Printables

Where would you like to add faux molding?

FrogTape is giving away a goodie box of standard FrogTape, as well as one each of the new Shape Tape products (Chevron, Wave and Scallop designs)!

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  1. Jamie Lynn says

    I’ve been dying to try this stuff since I’m not a huge fan of the blue painter’s tape. I used it to paint my living room as I had it on hand and it didn’t work very well. I’m thinking of painting stripes for an accent wall and I bet Frog tape would do the trick much better!

      • Ann C says

        I haven’t found that the frog tape is any better than the blue painters tape. The secret is running an old credit card over it to make sure the edges are sealed well. Another secret to painting like you did is to get one line straight and then put two more beside it then peel the middle one off and paint your black. No having to paint your walls as long as you are careful not to go beyond the tape.

  2. says

    Oh.my.word!! That’s amazing!! I would have no idea that’s just paint. I love Frog Tape! What a fantastic idea girlie. And Bill? bahaha that’s totally funny. He definitely doesn’t look like a Bill. He needs a way cooler name than that which I’m sure he has 😉

  3. Sydney A says

    First project would probably be dressing up storage bins for our changing table. Right now their just white and so BLAH!

  4. says

    Jenna, wow – – this look packs a punch! And I love that you achieved it with Frog tape! I love me some Frog tape. I’m hoping to use some on a TV tray project I have coming up…. And way to go Bill! You were a wonderful helper.

  5. Sean C says

    My sis just purchased a new home and needs a little help with the décor. I’d take my tape over there and go crazy!

  6. Debra says

    I have been dying to get my hands on some Frog Shape Tape. I just found the wave tape at my local Walmart store and picked it up. They only had the one shape, I hope they will stock with the other ones. I am going to do a side table with my wave tape. I would love to win your give away so that I could do a wall in my bathroom. Thank you for sharing with us.
    God Bless

  7. says

    I love how your project turned out and it looks amazing with your black doors! I would love to try some of their chevron or scallop tape on a painting project!

  8. says

    Thanks for a sweet giveaway Jenna!! Oh sheesh…where to begin. I would probably have to say my Daughter Abbie’s dresser. Needs some DIY attention bad.

    xo, Tanya

  9. Tabitha Klucking says

    Actually, my daughter was just looking at your project and thought that would be fun to do in her room, so that’s what I’ll probably do :)

  10. Mary Stewart says

    I would like to paint a chevron pattern onto a coffee table that really needs a makeover! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  11. Lynne says

    I would help my daughter-in-law with a project at their house. She wants to do a chevron design on one wall, but we are both apprehensive about our ability to successfully do that…but with the Chevron shape tape I think we could manage it! What a lovely giveaway, thank you!


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