This is just a quick picture-post update. Because there is already an extensive post of outside trim, I didn’t think it was necessary to write too much about the interior trim. I’ll include a few extra details in the picture captions, if you’re interested in reading.
It’s a bit strange, but for quite a while it seemed like no matter how much we worked, the house seemed to look exactly the same. Of course it changed, but it always felt like a box under construction. Just in the last few weeks, though, it feels like we’ve finally broken through. Things are feeling more polished. Of course we still have a lot of work to do, but our projects seem to be making a bigger and bigger impact each step of the way. How exciting!
One of the biggest changes came when we started putting up the interior trim. I know, I know…NOT TRIM AGAIN!!! Believe me, I feel ya. Except this time was a little different: we didn’t need to layer on 4 coats of stain and wait for everything to dry 24 hours in between each coat or make sure everything was sealed and water proofed. (Thank goodness.) For interior trim, we just had to cut everything to fit and nail it into place. Easy-peasy.
Full disclosure, I’m posting this update before we’re completely finished with the trim, but we’re close enough that you’ll get the idea. I will post follow up pictures later on, I promise. We still have to finish lining all the trim with caulk. Basically, we smooth out all the seams in the trim with caulk so there are no little gaps or lines where the individual trim pieces meet up. I already finished this process with the ceiling trim, and it makes a huge difference.
We also still need to paint all the trim white. We are waiting to do any more painting until the very end so nothing gets dirty or scuffed or scraped up again. We have realized that painting before the very end is a total waste of time, as most things will need to have major touch ups or be repainted altogether. So, most of the pictures might look unfinished still, but you should be able to see what we’re working towards. This is just a quick update with more to come soon!
Thanks for reading this quick update. I’ll be posting again soon!