Whoever said installing crown molding is easy was highly mistaken.
Name: Meg and Josh
Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel
Location: Chinook, Washington
Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
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After a brief (okay, a two and a half month) absence while Josh was fishing in Alaska and a few weeks of vacation time/getting through the first few weeks of the school year, we finally had a free weekend to get back in project mode.
With the door in place, the last little bit of trim could be installed.
The last little bits of finish work were still holding us back from patting ourselves on the back and shouting to the rooftops that our big ol' DIY reno project was finally in the bag. So Josh went to town on the the crown in the mudroom/nook space. The closet door, which was reused from when the mudroom was closed off to the rest of the space, was hung.
The last light is installed.
The cabinet door, which we found up in our attic and assume to be an original cabinet door, was installed, and the dining room light was wired. Then, I got down to some caulking and painting. Lots and lots of caulking and painting.
If only I had a bionic painting hand.
After burning through a few tubes of caulk and an entire gallon of semi-gloss paint - all the trim and built-ins were a crisp, clean white and only a few touch ups on the wall remained. My hands will take a little recovery from all the brush and roller work, but luckily now the fun part begins...living in it!
The mudroom with two coats down, one to go. Tune in next week for the big reveal!
Estimated time for project: 8 weeks
Time remaining: 0 weeks
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(Images and diary text: Meg Padgett)
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