This is what happened. I woke up Friday morning and had 2 thoughts:
1. "I don't have enough room on our dining room gallery wall to add new photos of Chase when he is born."
2. "I think higher molding in the dining room would look nice."
My poor husband. I told him Friday morning that I thought we should make a few changes. Our neighbor stopped by Friday night, and I am sure she was wondering why we were tearing down perfectly good molding.
I will call this a "pregnancy induced hormonal spur of the moment" decision. Here is the dining room before.
We put a 3" picture frame shelf all the way around the room and now there is extra space to add more pictures when the little guy arrives. This project made me feel a little crazy because I did not think through it at all when I started ripping stuff off the walls. But I love the way it turned out :)