Add 4 inches of molding for only $15

This beautiful room:

Use to look like this:

You can barely see the molding on the bottom of the picture above.
But. I guess. Thats the point :)

We painted first the room first. And it saved us a lot of time not having to try to paint down to the baseboards, because with what we were going to do next, it didn't matter.

Supplies needed:
Miter saw
A room that needs some love and character ☺

To get the illusion of Great.Big.Tall baseboards that are usually $$$$$$$.
All you have to do is get some cheap molding.
For this whole room, it only cost $15 for the molding.
Paint it the color you want - matching the existing baseboards.
Get a level, this made this job soooo super easy.
Place the baseboards on the bottom and the molding on top.
And start nailing away as you move down the wall. 

We put a nail almost every 12 inches.

Once you are are done:
Just paint in between the molding and the baseboards!
And you instantly have VaVaVoom baseboards....on the cheap!



  1. Don't you love this look! :)
    When we did in our house last year we immediately fell in love with the "chunky-ness" of it :)

    Shelley Smith

  2. What a great and smart idea. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 linky party.

  3. I've seen this great idea done for crown molding as well.... What a hot tip! Didn't think of baseboards.

    Warm blessings,

  4. Looks fantastic! Man, seeing this makes me want to redecorate my room, or my whole house.

  5. Wow! Thanks so much! Such an awesome idea!

  6. Great idea! If we ever build a new house, I will do this trick for sure. (THe old house we live in has huge, chunky boards!!!) I am highlighting this at

  7. That is amazing! What a great idea! That room is gorgeous!

    Lindsey Turner

  8. Absolutely brilliant! I really have wanted wide baseboards for such a long time but dear hubby said it would be cost prohibitive to do all the baseboards in the house...well, this should do the trick! Same effect but billions of dollars less! Thanks!

  9. You are so smart! That is incredible, I love, thanks for sharing!

  10. This is ingenious!! Guess I have my love's next weekend project lined up. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. What brand and color is on your walls?? I love it!!

  12. such a nifty it!

  13. Such a smart and cost effective idea! Love it.

  14. Such a better cost-effective way to do it vs. buying all new larger baseboards! What color is on the walls?


happy DIYing! Alicia