These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.
1. FAUX WAINSCOTING
Emily of Decorchick! used a chair rail, wooden frames, caulking, and several coats of white paint to create this wainscoting look-alike. Get the tutorial at Decorchick!.
2. EASY CROWN MOLDING
No miter cuts neccessary! Blogger Amanda of The Penny Parlor anchored pre-made blocks in the corners to join crown molding. Get the tutorial at the The Penny Parlor.
3. FAKE CEILING PLATE
Pinterest user Teara Backens Rhode created this decorative ceiling plate by spray painting a plastic cheese tray and cutting a hole in the center.
4. WINDOW TRIM
A gorgeous view deserves an equally beautiful frame. The blogger behind this weekend project spent just $50 on materials. Get the tutorial at Jenna Sue Design.
5. FAUX CEILING BEAMS
Fake ceiling rafters are a great way to add country character. Blogger Traci of Beneath My Heart used artificial beams to dress up her bathroom and hide an unsightly pipe. Get the tutorial at Beneath My Heart.
6. DIY BOARD AND BATTEN
Board-and-batten wainscoting is an easy way to add a dramatic dose of farmhouse charm to an entryway. Get the tutorial at The Home Depot
7. PANELED WALL
8. DIY WINDOW VALANCE
Jamielyn Nye, a blogger in Arizona, made this chic valance using MDF wood and crown molding left over from a kitchen renovation. Get the tutorial at I Heart Naptime.
9. CUSTOM CABINETS
Blogger Cristina of Remodelando la Casa gave her kitchen a serious facelift by extending the height of her cabinets to the ceiling. Get the tutorial Remodelando la Casa.
10. MIRROR UPDATE
John and Sherry of Young House Love framed their plain “builders” mirror without removing it from the wall. Get the tutorial at Young House Love.