Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Maila's Bedroom - Primer, Paint, Chair Rail & Baseboards!

Whew!! That's a lot of work going into one little girl's room!!

Yesterday the kids woke up early so I decided to take advantage of it and get some work done. I loaded up our van with some things from our rental and headed over. We got there around 8:20 AM and I did not get home until 12:45 AM... Yes you read that right... I spent 16 ish hours at the house working. I am SO TIRED!!! But I got so much done!!

Here's what it looked like before I spent 16 hours in one day ripping it apart...

And here is what it looked like when I left at 12:45 AM...

Sorry for the low quality - it was late.

- 2 coats of Primer
- 2 coats of Pink Paint on the top half of the wall
- Chair rail wood cut and installed (I used pre-primed MDF)
- Old metal baseboards removed, cleaned, and replaced with custom wooden baseboard heater covers that I MADE!! Woo!

Old Metal Baseboard

New Baseboard Heater Covers
Kyle is a little concerned about the efficiency of wooden covers on baseboard heaters... but I think I may line the back with some aluminum strips to help them be more efficient. I HATE HATE HATE the look of baseboard heaters in general but the metal covers are especially gross. I LOVE how this wooden cover looks! Like LOVE it! I made it study enough that little feet can stand on it too to see out of the window! 

It looks so much better, and to be honest - I'm super proud of myself that I was able to complete so much today!! Lucky for me I had lots of help - my sweet friend came over and brought her kids so that they could keep my kids occupied and she helped me paint! And I'd like to give a special thanks to my new compound miter saw for keeping me company on that long lonely night!

There is still lots to do in this room.. I need to finish installing the board and batten on the walls, caulk everything so it looks more professional, paint the lower half of the wall, the trim, and the baseboard heater cover. I also need to paint the two columns in this room. Also - I'm not sure if you noticed or not but there is no paint on the very top of the wall.. that is where hopefully the crown molding will go!

So much to do... and we are moving into this house in less than three weeks!!! AHH!

Tutorials to follow later! This was just a sneek!


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