Who would think that fretting over picture rail was even possible?
But ever since the Bo visit I have been doing just that.
BEFORE the visit by Bo I was thrilled to have found a large-scale picture rail for the Cross House.
DURING the Bo visit I learned that 1890s picture rail could be quite the fancy thing. And…suddenly…MY picture rail seemed…dull. Oh, what to do? What do do?
TODAY, it popped into my fretting head that I should take a peek at what the Decorators Supply Company might offer. They have a kazillion types of moldings and I have ordered from them since the 1980s. I liked the Floral Ribbon on the above wood moulding (the composition ribbon is glued to the wood trim), and sent them an email asking if I could buy JUST the composition ribbon (rather than the wood trim).
Then I could glue the ribbon near the bottom edge of my boring picture rail. And, presto, boring is transformed into Deluxe!
This is another option which I like a lot. This is about the same height as the flat part of the boring picture rail. It is VERY shallow, so it would not interfere, importantly, with the picture hooks. I am leaning toward this option.
Oh! What to do? What to do!
Can you hear me wringing my hands?