Sunday, February 5, 2012

We've got trim

Last weekend we had over 350 feet of trim to prime and paint.  We hired my carpenter cousin to buy and install all the necessary trim for the kitchen, but we were painting it, so we wanted to get the first coat on before installing. 
After 6 hours of painting and ogling Jared Leto on the music channel, I was almost done and my ankles had left the building.  We got the sink, faucet, D/W and frig water and ice hooked up that day as well, it's been fab to have a sink again!
We figured out right away that window casing wasn't going to fit behind our fancy faucet because of the balls.  Stupid big balls.
So, my trim guy did some surgery on the faucet, grinding off the last ball and smoothing the area where it used to be, freeing up over half an inch for the window casing. 
It looks yellow because of a reflection.  And it fits perfectly now!
He also made our door and window casing because he couldn't find the profile at any of the stores he went to.  It matches everything in the rest of the house perfectly, totally amazing.  
The base trim looks so great with the new white paint! 
We added shoe molding to all the toe kicks and sides of the cabinets as well, BM Decorator's White turned out to be a very close match to the cabinet color.
Trim painting is done, and we removed the plywood today. We also touched up all the trim in the dining room that got stained during the floor refinish.  Next up is picking our kitchen wall color, these two will be facing off shortly.... 
I love them both for different reasons, so we'll see! 

13 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

Who knew you can grind one of those little balls right off. You'd never know. Seeing your trim makes me want to slap a coat of fresh paint on mine. One of those quickie fixes.

PS I vote for color on the left.

meryl rose said...

And I vote the color on the right! :)

Katie @ Domestiphobia.net said...

Love both colors -- thanks for the cheap "big balls" laugh this morning. Needed that. :)

tearinguphouses said...

just piping up to mention how much i love that color on the right, too!

Lynett said...

It looks so great! I love both colors but leaning towards the blue gray!

Diana said...

Sara, your kitchen just gets better and better! I vote for the color on the left. From what I remember of the rest of your downstairs, this color would flow the best IMhumbleO. That's one of the things I've loved so much about your house-the amazing flow.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

This is so exciting!!! I'm gobbling up the progress pictures. This kitchen is going to be GORGEOUS!!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Your trim work is beautiful. So much character. I can't wait to see what you choose for a wall color. eee.... I shouldn't be this excited about someone's kitchen on the internet. It's just that whatever you do is amazing and I love following along.

Danielle M. said...

I say the one on the left, you have a lot of gray tones from the countertops and the white cabinets and the chrome fixtures. But go with what looks best to you, you have to live with it. Congrats on the baby!

threeacres said...

Tell him he did a good job on that trim (and that is coming from a girl who's Dad made custom milwork for a living)! Oh and your paint job looks really good too. ; ) I love the ingenuity of altering the faucet. And I'm voting the color on the right. Perfect for the vintage feel of the room.

Morgan said...

Oh I am loving that blue!! but they grey would be beautiful too. Great job! Love the molding.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Whew, that looks like a lot of work! But will totally be worth it. Love that red on your walls!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

The faucet looks great - I'm glad you were able to fix the issue with the balls... stupid balls always getting in the way ;)