I digress, after painting & priming the walls I added a flat trim piece much like a chair rail. I wanted a vintage wainscoting feel without hiring a carpenter nor removing the baseboards (the latter being a DIY chore I greatly dislike). So, I purchased at my local big box hardware store what they call "craft" boards. 1/4" thick & 4' tall boards. I then attached these to the wall with liquid nails. Resting on top of the existing base boards.
And used painters tape to hold them on & level until they had a chance to dry.
After the adhesive did it's magic, I removed the tape & started caulking.
Finally, it was time to prime the boards.
Luckily I had a sample of the trim paint (left over from the home builder). I took it to the paint store a purchased a way too expensive can of trim paint. Now that the room is prepared, all that is left to do is paint the silky finish trim paint all over the wood & walls. The plan was to finish before my trip, but it will have to wait because it is off the DC I go. Updates to follow soon!