Monday, 5 December 2011

Boards on the Base

So this weekend we got a few big visual changes done downstairs.  One of them was having our baseboards put up!  Wow, it's crazy how much of a visual impact they make.  They make a room look so polished and finished.  We gave them our full attention on Saturday.  While Darryl made all the cuts and nailed them in (using his new and uber fast Brad Nailer), I would follow him along and fill in all the nail holes and seams.  We got them all attached on Saturday, and on Sunday morning I went back and sanded the filled holes down.  Then I went back around the room and vaccumed up all the dust.  Then I went back around the third time and painted the little patches up.  (They still need a second coat of paint so, technically, they're not done, done.  But with everything else we got done yesterday, I didn't have time to paint again).

Here's a reminder of what the room looked like without baseboards...

And then after lots of painting like this...

Our room is now looking something a little more like this...

(you can see the white haze where the trim meets the wall from some DAP we used, I'll touch that up with paint...sometime)

We are so happy with how it all turned out!  They have a fairly simple profile, but they're just like they would have been 90 years ago and that was our goal.  We love the stream-lined look they have.  The room is actually feeling finished, and like a room again instead of a renovation site.  We're hoping to move our tv back down sometime this week so that we will be fully functioning downstairs again!

I'll be back this week with some kitchen updates, and to show you what else we got done on Sunday.

What did you get up to this weekend?


  1. YAY Linds! They look FABULOUS!! I love them! Good work you two!

  2. Looks fab! I'm always amazed at the difference that a substantial baseboard can make to the look of a room-- Love it!

  3. Wow they really look great. I even love the shoe moulding you chose.

  4. It. Looks. Amazing!! I can't believe how much of a difference it makes! Totally worth it!