Sunday, February 05, 2006

The entry- Teamwork & Trimwork

Yesterday Steve and I worked on installing trim in the entry. We are probably about 2/3 of the way done. We were lucky because most everything went up nicely.

As I've said before this room is pretty small, so it's hard to get really good photos. We are planning to add 2 vertical pieces of oak on that wall, which will match the opposite wall.
The past few weekends Steve had rebuilt the framing around the side windows because it was not built properly in the first place. The thickness wasn't level with the outside wall and it didn't look seamless. A minor detail, but these are the details homeowners tend to be willing to address as opposed to when this building was entirely a rental.

Since he finished that we were able to install the trim.



Here's the same side of the room before demolition. What we have left to do are some of the horizontal pieces of trim that frame the room and the vertical decorative design and a few pieces of baseboard and one piece around the front door.

I felt SO HAPPY to get the room to this point. It takes a while, but it practically brings a tear to my eye to see things come to fruition.

I demoed the room around mid-June. And progress slowed to a halt over the holidays. My motto is it may take a while, but it's not a race and what matters is that you make it to the finish line with panache. That has to be my motto because these projects take us a while and we learn as we go.



Here's a couple more shots of the room when I first took the wallpaper off and now.





10 comments:

Patricia W said...

Excellent progress! It doesn't even look like the same space.

PS I love your tile floor!!!

Kris said...

Love the tile floor and the transom!

Greg said...

It may seem like it was slow in coming but the wait was worth it. You guys did a great job!

Kristin said...

Wow, the stripped woodwork looks amazing! Such an improvement!

Anonymous said...

Oh, it looks so pretty! You should be proud.

The Bishops said...

Wow. Looks great. That makes a world of difference doesn't it?

allison said...

Boy, what a change in the house. I love all that old molding. You just don't find it in new houses, not without paying a lot for it and even then it just doesn't have the character. I think that stripping the woodwork really turned out well. Bet you're glad that's over with! Keep us posted on your next projects! When you're focused on the kitchen again, check out this interesting blog discussion on color. Home Improvement Ideas Blog

Trissa said...

Beautiful- what a nice entryway to come home to everyday!

Sarah Jane said...

Oh wow! It looks so much better. What an improvement. And I LOVE the tile floor too. Good luck with the next step.

JuanCa said...

I think you just inspired me to re-do my entry. I can make it look like yours probably after getting rid of all the paneling and drop ceilings installed now. I just do not look forward to the plaster patching. I do not think I have Oak trim though. Good Job