Thursday, January 28, 2010

About 30 minutes. One Hour Tops.

That's how long I said it would take to finish this. Mm-hmm.

After I dressed up the cabinets, this trim in the kitchen was looking at me with sad ol' puppy dog eyes.

Not to mention all the hardware remnants of a door that used to be here was serving no purpose whatsoever.

No big - take out the screws and it'll all just come down.

When that didn't work I turned to plan B which involved some....gentle persuasion. And a hammer.

Which got me all the way to down to the studs, meaning I had to put in a new one of these.

Luckily I could still use the same trim if I took it off carefully enough. Which didn't happen.

You know what else didn't happen? The old owners putting the floor closer to the wall.

Five bazillion years later the pieces were finally ready to put up,

and although I had to camouflage the gap on the bottom with some quarter round, I'd still say it's an improvement.

15 comments:

  1. yay! I was the first one here! beautiful!!

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  2. wow, just the door frame made such an improvement!

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  3. Love it! We've been meaning to replace some trim in our sunroom for...well, I'd be ashamed to admit for how long. Can you come to my house...?

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  4. love the new mouldings. moldings? how do you spell that word? anyway, i hope someday my hubby will put up some pretty stuff like that in our house. we have all those rounded corners though. what would you do with the rounded corners?

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  5. Awesome, but does the term, "leave well enough alone" mean any thing to you?
    Didn't think so.
    (you're freakin awesome)

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  6. Beautiful!!!!! I sooo want to try that.Thanks for sharing~

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  7. It looks great and makes the other room look like you are about to enter a truly grand place. Good on you girl.

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  8. i left you a HUGE comment on your post about how everyone found you. read it. and i showed mauricio your post of the sofit in the kitchen and he says "wow. she's handy. we should send you there for some training for a few months." ha! what a dork! but i can't say it wouldn't be fun.

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  9. it look great! And maybe it's really good that the floor was so far? Our old house buckled a lot because they didn't leave a space. Happy medium, maybe?

    PS--had a potbelly cookie yesterday and thought of you! : )

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  10. Isn't that always the way? The simplest little thing turns into the biggest mess. It seems to work that way at my house, anyway.

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  11. Beautiful... much more substantial than the previous trim. Did you buy it all in one piece? or did you make it up with wood and trim?

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  12. Hilarious! That looks fabulous!!! I want your house. Forget making one "my own" I'll just take yours!

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  13. Why aren't you my neighbor? I have an empty house right. next. door. And I will cook for you and tell you you are the best every day. Sound good?

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  14. I love how it looks, so pretty and so much architectual interest.

    I gave you a blog award: http://delightfuldwelling.blogspot.com/2010/02/kreativ-blogger-award.html

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