Here is my brainstorming session. Just like my garage planning, I used sidewalk chalk to draw on the walls to see exactly how I wanted everything laid out:
I figured out how large I wanted the box molding:
And I even marked where I wanted the shelving:
I settled on Soft Chinchilla since it was a more Blue-Gray color while Gossamer Blue had a green tint that reminded me of the color of hospital scrubs.
Once the room was painted I had to find the studs in order to secure the molding. When my studfinder was not giving me the answers I needed, I went back to the good old standby method of drilling holes at 1 inch intervals:
Once I found and marked the studs I was ready to roll:
I didn't own a nail gun for this project so I hand nailed up the chair rail molding to the studs. (I have since bought myself one since I am sick of pre-drilling and countersinking nails. WHOOT! WHOOT!)
I cut all the frame molding to the specifications (including those pesky mitered corners!)
I installed it with small finishing nails, and then caulked, spackeled and touched up:
and the beadboard ceiling (tutorial here):
I lived with the room like this for about 24 hours and I decided I wasn't in love with it. One of the things that bugged me was the black mirror (everything else is the bathroom was brown, including the shelves, artwork, frames, floormat etc):
I also didn't love how the room was divided up with the color on top and white on the bottom and snce I hadn't cleaned up the mess in my new garage workshop, I knew I had to do a little bit more to the room:
I went ahead and painted inside of the box molding:
It unified the room a little bit more:
I also painted the mirror the same color white in order to bridge the gap between the lower molding and the ceiling:
I liked how it came out. It definitely feels like it fits in with the cape cod style beadboard and rustic baskets.
The whole room is just fresher and cleaner feeling:
Reveal #2: What do you think!?