How To Create an Easy Box Moulding Feature Wall

Today, I’m sharing an old project, the box moulding feature wall in my office. This one still brings me joy, and comes with a great story! 

It is no secret that I love moulding and everything it can do.  It is a fun, affordable, and easy way to turn a boring wall into a beautiful conversation piece!  

For this feature wall, I did some simple picture frame moulding. You can get as elaborate or simple as you want with this style and add boxes inside boxes, or designs using separate pieces of trim in between them, like a chair rail, but I liked the simplicity of just a few boxes on the wall. 

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Materials you will need to create an Easy box moulding wall

Trim of your choice  ( I used: Primed Finger-Jointed Base Cap Moulding 11/16 in. X 1-3/8 in.)

Miter saw  OR Miter shears

Nail gun 

Finishing nails 

Wood filler

220 grit sandpaper 



step by step instructions to create an Easy Box Moulding Wall

Measure the wall and Space the Boxes Equally

For this project, I made two smaller square boxes on either end of the wall and a more rectangular set of two boxes in the middle. I measured it all so that the boxes were equally spaced and filled the entire wall. I also used painter’s tape to visualize how my sizes would look on the wall. You will have to play with your measurements and design. 

Paint the Wall

Paint your wall before you put up your moulding. In my opinion it is much easier to paint the wall first, rather than painting in between each box after they are installed. More on my paint color for this project below! My favorite painting supplies can be found here.

Measure and Cut your Trim

The trim I used for my picture frame moulding is: Primed Finger-Jointed Base Cap Moulding 11/16 in. X 1-3/8 in.

Consult your design and measure your trim pieces. I chose to leave 5″ in between every box and the tops and bottoms. The spacing is entirely up to you and your wall measurements, but this could be a good jumping off point.

Make your cuts. You want to cut all of your ends of your moulding with a miter cut (45 degree angle). I used my miter saw for this, but you could also use a pair of miter shears if you don’t own a miter saw. Miter shears are much cheaper and much less messy than a saw!

Attach your moulding

After you have your moulding pieces cut, you will need to attach them to the wall using the nail gun. Before attaching them I would recommend either taping them to the wall or to each other, to make sure your boxes are straight and even.

Wood Fill and Caulk

After your picture frame moulding is attached to the wall, you will want to wood fill all of the corner seams and all of the nail holes. Once the wood filler is dry, sand it down and smooth it out.

You will also walk to caulk around all of the edges of the moulding to make sure it has a nice finished look after you paint.

Paint the Trim

Once this is done, paint the picture frame moulding using your brush!

That’s it! It’s really so easy to make a box moulding feature wall! You got this! 

What color is my feature wall?

The really fun part of this project and the story I promised you has to do with that gorgeous pink color that will look very familiar to anyone who has been following me for a while.

I found this color at Home Depot in the “messup” section by the paint. I loved it on the spot and knew it would be perfect for this beautiful box moulding feature wall. After I painted the wall and posted the entire project on my Instagram account, quite a few of you wanted to know what color it was because you loved it too and wanted to use it in your own homes.  

I love delivering answers to your questions, so I went back to Home Depot to get the paint color matched for you.

I named this color Parkside Pink, and it is the same color I now have in my logo because I loved it so much. If you want to use Parkside Pink in one of your projects just save this color code and bring it to your local paint or hardware store and they will be able to mix the color for you!

There you go! Instructions for creating your own easy box moulding feature wall, and a good story at the same time!

Do you like this feature wall idea, but would prefer one that looked like a giant piece of art? My DIY Modern Accent Wall might be exactly what you want. For this one I used poplar boards and created a pattern that would fit the wall and only require straight or 45 degree angle cuts.

modern accent wall with diagonal moulding

Please tag me @designingparkside with your own moulding projects and favorite colors, I love seeing them. 

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