Before the picture shelves, we had a series of prints back there: Thomas Cole's Course of Empire. One of my favorites, but i was over it hanging in my living room:
(Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: new curtains, new wall color, new floors, new couch, new? pillows, and straightened out that strip of lights on the ceiling.)
After painting them the same color as our trim...
...i measured everything out on the wall. Here's a pic of Chris making sure i did everything right (because of course he did) after i had already screwed in the first board.
I filled in the screw holes (heh) with putty, and then sanded & painted them when they were dry.
And here's where this leaves us:
Some people in the neighborhood use that space we have behind the couch as a formal dining room. We use it as a toybox. And no, i didn't bother to move their kitchen for the picture. They live here, too...for now.
Here's some sideboob so you can see the amount of "lip" on the end of the moulding.
That back wall is indeed painted the same color as the rest of the room. It looks lighter in the pic.