Shirley Corwin traditional-dining-room

Shirley Corwin

I wanted wainscoting that wold fit in this 1850 house.
The wall color is Behr's "Pure Earth".

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Gail D. Meir wrote:
Why not hide the baseboard heaters. They so detract from the wainscot - The baseboard heaters could have been replaced in that room for another style of heater...such as above a closet, or with a small fan mounted on the wall, moving the air about...This is detracting from the a very large way. I believe that my question is polite, Thank you.
   Comment   November 8, 2013
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Jeanaps, sorry, I just now noticed your question. Since our baseboard heating is oil fired hot water, depending on the problem, we call either our furnace repair guy or our plumber. The only time we've ever had any noise at all is if there is air in the lines. Since it's a closed system, that rarely happens, usually only after it's been serviced and wasn't bled properly before being turned back on for use. Then my husband will go downstairs and bleed the trapped air out so it's quiet again.
August 10, 2014 at 10:01AM   
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Vent and Cover, I appreciate that your comments and product are meant to be helpful, but I was speaking of hot water baseboards, not electric. Water is extremely safe; the baseboards are warm, not hot, to the touch, and kids, furniture, pets, and even the occasional drying socks and mittens are not in danger.

But yes, if we had electric, I'd certainly keep everything a safe distance away. I do like the covers you've got, they look much more complimentary and deliberate in design than my boring standard baseboards.
August 10, 2014 at 10:11AM   
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kimm57 wrote:
How tall is the chair rail? - We're trying to decide about what height to make the chair rail in a smiliar style as this.
   Comment   March 25, 2013
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Shirley Corwin
My chair rail is about 42 1/2 inches from floor to top of rail.
March 25, 2013 at 1:56PM   
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betty819 wrote:
What type of paint was used on these baseboard heat registers so the paint doesn't peel off? We have them in all of our rooms in this house, even must have been the rage with builders in 1977! Would love to paint ours the same color as the walls.
   Comment   November 6, 2011
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Did you prime the baseboard heat registers first? Spray or handpaint with brush or roller? I'd like to try a small one by myself but it would be my luck not to be able to figure out how to get it put back together like it's supposed to be and my husband would panic and gripe about hiring somebody but he physically can't do any getting down and up anymore. We used to do all our handyman chores but age and lack of physical mobility has taken over.
February 5, 2013 at 3:01AM   
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Shirley Corwin,
We are finally going to get our sun room painted in a few weeks and it will be painted BM Key Largo Green. This will help pull some of the colors from living room sofa and living room valance, white woodwork and popcorn ceiling. DH wants the baseboard heat register painted the same color of the wall. I didn't mention that to the painter yet but I will get his opinion whether to go with the wall or do it same color of woodwork. Did you all prime yours first? Thank Your for all of your input and advice. It is greatly appreciated.
August 1, 2013 at 2:38PM   
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gizbywife wrote:
What is the wall paint color? It's very nice & subtle - love it!
   Comment   January 14, 2014
caseystumpf wrote:
Great Look! - I would like to use this same wainscoting look in my daughters nursery, could you point me in the right direction as to which company you ordered from or how you did it? Thank you
   Comment   November 25, 2013

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