Saturday, March 24, 2012

A good day for indoor work

It was a dark and stormy day...and, well, nothing exciting really happened.  But it was a productive day nonetheless as we move forward on the detail work on the second floor.  We spent the day finishing installing the base trim, puttied and caulked all the trim, and - after a few false starts while Brian figured out how to cut the crown molding (and I stood around and said vaguely encouraging things) - started installing the crown in the master bedroom.  The pictures above show one half of the entry hall with crown and one without so it's a nice snapshot of the difference.  We got about halfway through the master bedroom installation and then put the project on hold because we're going to take back the rest of the molding that we previously purchased and exchange it.  A word to the wise - do not buy the double-sided crown molding.  It seems like it would be easier to work with, but it doesn't line up quite right from front to back so it actually just creates more problems.  So, if you're planning to do this yourself, save a trip and just buy the one-sided crown molding the first time!

We also had a helper in today - a friend of our drywall guys who came over to give us a hand with painting.  He finished both built-in closets in the two guest bedrooms and put two coats of paint on the trim and doors in one of the bedrooms so that is a great help.  We'll probably have him back over next weekend as well.  It feels like we've spent the last two weeks doing nothing but installing and puttying and caulking trim so we know exactly how much there is still to paint...and we could certainly use a hand with that!  All in all, it turned out to be a good day to spend inside and get a lot of work done!

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