Mop board. There is no such thing as 10" floor trim. At least not at Lowes or Home Depot. They do have 10" pine board and a plethera of small mouldings that can be married together to look like mop board. And each and every piece will need to be cut with the mitre saw at a perfect angle which is different for each and every corner. Oh joy.
I bought this wallpaper to accent the wall. It is a lovely celery green, very soothing and calm. Which is weird, 'cause I think I've said more swear words since framing it in this chair moulding then I have ever said in my life. The "POSTS" in aforementioned post and beam construction are evident in the living room. They would be evident in the kitchen also, but when I had a "professional" fix my kitchen he blocked in the posts so the room is smaller but there are no weird little angles. Not that there is anything wrong with weird little angles, they add character and you get to mitre the moulding to fit around them. Wheeeee! It is especially fun when the room is so far from square that it makes you dizzy. No angle is perfect and they had to be cut three, four, five times to fit. Also the room is crooked. The picture of this beam was taken straight on, I am not leaning. This took me hours and hours and hours to finish. Ironically I was listing aft when I was finished and at least then it looked straight.
Oh and this lovely little angle? Chimney. Crooked, crooked chimney. See the optical illusion that makes it looked like the wall is larger at the ceiling and tapers in as it goes down to the floor? Yeah, no illusion there. Though it is only apparent from this particular angle. So don't stand right here if you come to visit.
The most important lesson (I just spelled that leison-I've got those too) that I have learned is that~~~
"There is no such thing as perfect in an old house. If you can't make it fit, then do the best you can and just SPACKLE THE GAP."