I finally had time this weekend to make some headway on the trim on the lower walls of the half bathroom. While I didn’t get it all installed (thanks to blog technical issues that devoured hours of my time…ugh!), I still managed to get most of the picture frame molding, baseboards, and base cap installed. I still need shoe molding on these walls before I can move on to wood filling, sanding and caulking.
I know some of you were concerned about how underwhelming the lower walls were compared to the vibrant upper walls, and suggested that the lower walls might need color. This is how it looked before…
But I think that the addition of the trim helped to add some visual weight to the lower walls to balance what’s happening above the chair rail. And again, it still needs shoe molding, so that’ll add one more final detail at the floor.
I wasn’t quite sure how to handle the wall under the window, but I ended up going with one large picture frame rather than breaking it up into two or three. I think multiple frames on that wall would have looked too busy. I really like how the one large frame looks.
But my achievement from this weekend that I’m the proudest of is that I finally tackled trimming around that awkward pipe where the toilet connects. I’ve been staring at this for a long time now…
…and absolutely dreading the thought of trimming around it. I had no idea how to tackle it, so after trying a couple of different ideas (and finding a couple of ways that absolutely did NOT work 😀 ), I finally landed on this solution…
It’s not perfect, but it will look much better once it’s wood filled, sanded, caulked and painted. The base trim on that one wall took me forever, but I’m really happy with the final solution I came up with. I think it’ll look really nice once it’s all finished.
So from here on out, I’m just going to play it by ear. This might be the final “accountability post” that I do because the room is so close to being finished now, and any posts between now and the finished room would be terribly boring — wood filling and painting trim, painting a door. Y’all don’t need updates on those, and I’m so close to the finish line that I’m incredibly motivated to keep going. So hopefully in a couple of days, I’ll have a finished bathroom to show y’all!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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