Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wainscot Sneak Peak

Extreme DIY'ing yesterday.  My romantic husband decided to surprise me and took the day off of work and spent 15 straight hours measuring, cutting and nailing up the rest of the trim for the wainscot.  Seriously in my book that is probably the most romantic thing he could have done for our anniversary week.

Our house is disgusting.  Saw dust, spackle dust and tools everywhere.   We decided enough was enough and put a hard stop in front of us by scheduling a cleaning crew to come make the house shine...the following day.  That meant that after Sean finished up his beautiful carpentry at 10 PM it was time for my shift to begin of filling the rest of the seams, sanding, priming, painting, etc.

Tip for a wall treatment like this - prime and paint as much as you can before you install.  For example rolling a coat of the white paint on the wall before we put up the woodwork saved me a ton of time.  I may or may not have been congratulating myself outloud at 3 AM for doing that in advance.  Don't judge, I was punchy.

This picture was taken just after I finished with the first coat of 5 AM.  Ignore the poor quality and poor lighting...I couldn't muster the strength to walk the 10 ft to get my real camera and instead settled for my phone.  The kids got up at 6 AM and I leave for work by 7:30 AM.  Needless to say I am hurting today.  But I will go home to a clean and (except for the additional coats of paint needed) completed living room!

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  1. Shut up! This is is so amazing. I am sure you are asleep by now, but you should be so happy. The columns came out so good and really set this room apart from the hall. I can't wait to see the top of the columns.Smart move on the cleaning crew.

  2. Looks lovely! I'd love to do this in my dining room someday....

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