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The lucky winner is Krissy L! Congratulations. Krissy, just make sure you send me your email address. Have fun shopping and good luck making a decision!
Okay now lets get back to this post... Can I just say how fun it is working with power tools like a miter saw. I felt like I was so cool. =) I purchased some casing from Lowes, Tudor is was called. I got enough for my bedroom, or so I thought. But once I started I was a bit short so I went back (the next day) to get some more and what do yanno... It was on clearance for 50% off! I was able to get the difference back from the price i had previously received. With that extra money I decided I should buy a bunch and do the hall and the guest room. They only had 3 left at that store, so I bought them out and then headed to another Lowes. I came back with more molding then I knew what to do with. I was able to do all the rooms I wanted to, and still have a bit extra. I think I will go get some more, so I can finish my kitchen finally. I started to bead board the kitchen and never finished. I have A.D.D. when it comes to home improvement.
I didn't have a level, so I measured 60" down from the ceiling all along the wall, and then used a straight edge to connect the dots. This was probably better because our old house isn't perfectly level all around anyways. Then I measured the sections of chair rail that needed to be cut, and got to mitering. I cut all the pieces first, then put them up on the wall. How did I do that all by myself you ask...?
I applied some liquid nails, then taped the boards up with some masking tape. Then I used a nail finishing gun to secure them in place.
The most difficult part (and it wasn't too bad at all) was where to molding was too short for the wall, so I had to connect two together. There were many little cuts involved in this, to make sure It was "just right".
I added the following picture because it was my favorite corner. Yes, I had a favorite corner. Some needed a lot of caulk to look good.. but this one needed just a bit. I even brought Ryan in to look at this specific corner because I was proud of it.
After it was installed I went in with a caulking gun to finish off all the gaps. We had way too much fun with caulk jokes. I felt like I was 13 because they never got old.
The next day Ryan and I got to painting! It was a great day because we completed a day of home improvement with out fighting! I don't know about you guys, but it seems like any time we work together on the house there is ALWAYS a disagreement to put it lightly. I think we both try to be the "boss" and think we know exactly how to do it , but not for this project. We completed the whole thing in peace! We were so proud of ourselves.
More to Come!