Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Let the trim begin...

Remember our vibrant main floor living space?

And no, I don't mean that in a complimentary way.

Well, since most of the other immediate big projects are completed, we thought it would be a good time to get started on trim & paint in these blue blue BLUE rooms.

There was an AWFUL lot of patching work in these rooms thanks to 30 years and some not-so-handy previous owners. It's a good thing I'm home from work now to do all this dirty work in the day light.

The first step was trim. Here's the trim that's throughout the entire house:

It's not terrible, but it's pretty small, standard and nothing special. So we got some new trim and here's what it looks like after:

Pretty big difference, non? But it's actually a bit of a cheat. See-the bottom part is trim and that little strip at the top is trim, but that flat space in between? It's just wall painted white. Clever eh? It's a trick many home builders are using to up the value of fairly standard trim. Sure, you can buy 8" trim, but this is a lot cheaper.

So when it's on a whole wall, it looks like this:
Still a hideous wall by any standards, but en route to being much nicer.

And once the trim's done and the wall's painted....well, there you go.

THEN it starts to remind us of a new house...

Especially after the switch plates are all changed!

Love it!

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