Looking for a new way to display your art? Old-school picture-rail moldings might just be the answer—after all, what’s old is new again! Typically found in vintage homes with plaster walls, picture rails are thin pieces of molding usually located a foot or two from the ceiling. Although they’re often mistaken for decorative details, they possess a very practical use: Picture rails were originally designed to let you hang art without putting holes in your wall.
Many modern homes don’t include this fun yet functional feature, but—never fear!—lumber yards still sell the rails, and the install is a snap for even the most rookie DIYer. Simply have your pieces cut to size at the lumberyard, and nail them up using a nail gun or a hammer and a level.
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