|the new 16 foot piece|
Monday, February 16, 2015
Putting the crown molding back up makes a big difference in how the room looks! I tired really hard to not break any when I took them down...and I numbered the pieces so I'd know where they went...I cut in with the ceiling paint prior to putting up the crowns.
Then up they went! These are not fancy but they're original to this house.
I found it a great help using my "extra pair of hands" this contraption I built to help hold up the dry wall when we put it up...it held the molding up perfectly!
I had to make only one cut...so far and it actually looks pretty good! I did break one! So I found some that matched the profile very well at our local builders supply, and I got a 16 foot piece. this unpainted one is the new one.
I found out if I use sheetrock mud to fill the nail holes and the gaps that were present in some of the corners it works better than caulk or wood filler, and its easy to sand and paint!
Some of the pieces I painted prior to installing, especially the ones over the cabinets Im staining! And this awesome gift from my dear Sister has become invaluable as there is no way I can hammer these up..
Now I'm caulking and painting it and its looking great! Since I had the paint out...I went ahead and painted the insides of the cabinets...I dont have all the doors stripped yet but I have done a lot more work on the cabinets...here is one of the base units!
You can see I've stripped the paint off the wood frame and the drawers, the doors will be stripped as soon as it warms up enough to do it outside! Meanwhile I was able to strip the metal cabinet..
And stripped of all paint!
Im not going for the sleek look so I will repaint it--Inside and out!
I really wanted to keep this as it is original to the house..
Im working like a Beaver!!
Here's the uppers with some painting done..
I have a Faux Stained Glass I plan to place on the window that looks out into the Sunroom, but that will go up near the end, lotsss more work to do on this sink area, back splash, new faucet, more lighting and lots more PAINTING!!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.