Monday, February 25. About 3 o’clock, and I’m busy, plugging away on removing the last of the old, UGly clamshell base molding, and replacing it with cool, salvaged moldings from an old farmhouse.
And WHAT a job! 3″ finishing nails about every 2ft securing the base in place. Two pry bars and a hammer, and the fIGHt of my life. No jOKe. But I won. Eventually.
I was busy sanding away and painting the next section of boards, in the hall at the top of the stairs, when I heard the driveway door open–hUh–?
Guess who’s home eARLy. EARLY! Like a day or two eaRLy!
*Trying to get ahead of winter storm Rocky.
So, I gUEss you could say the SURPRISE- was on ME!
And THIS was the state of her bedroom, yikes-ies~
Yes, the room looked a wreck, but, SurPRISE!
(lOOk what I did to your room~! Ya like it~?!)
Well, the fireplace was essentially finished—still nOt happy with the mantle.
Oh–while I had things sO torn up, I also ripped some wood to create a french cleat to hang her headboard on the wall raising it above the pillows more. Yes~I convinced her to forgo the foot board and rails to “open up” the room. *You also get a glimmer of the newly installed, painted base boards.
I know it’s not a dramatic change, but it fEEls like it, and the new base boards look sO gOOd! Here’s her room Before~
*Like aLways~click on the pictures to enlarge!
And here’s her room nOw!
There’s more to show~and details to come!
Oh! She really liked the fireplace, and decided to let some books go!