Its been a while, but I’ve been trying to be productive little by little. I have been chipping away at a few on going projects in between two holidays and a vacation in the Caribbean. Both the front and back doors required alot of work to create as flush/even a surface to mount trim. As I have mentioned before, when the drywall guys were here in 2010 I didn’t know what I was going to do with the trim and I didn’t have a budget for it, so I had them bring the drywall up to the openings of the doors and wrap it inward at the windows.
After much struggle and an unexpected wainscoting project, here is the new front entryway area:
There will be a finishing touch of some shoe molding around the perimeter at the tile floor. This was my first attempt at any kind of trim project using pieces I fabricated myself. I really like how it turned out. So much so that I will likely continue the chair rail and wainscoting onto the other side of the kneewall and on either side of the front window so that it is all tied together. I started this by wrapping the end of the knee wall with another piece of paneling so that when I get some more time and money, I can keep working along the front of the house.
Today I finally got around to finishing a two month struggle to get my curvy back wall as level as possible. This door required even more creativity because not only was the back wall out of square, the demising wall was really out of square on the left side. I had to carefully run the one piece of trim through the table saw to try and get it to fit right. In the end it still needed a little caulk to get it as close as possible, but I guess I’m happy with it.
I should emphasize that I will not be leaving the area around the stained glass the way it is. There are a couple companies online that make flexible or custom manufactured trim to match your arch. I am currently looking into this and hope to order something soon. It seems like the stuff costs $10 or $12 a foot, but I really don’t need very much. I’m thinking an arched piece, two more rosettes, and we can call it a day. I then plan to run the same style fluted trim and rosettes around the kitchen windows and the large window in the front of the house.
I have a built-in drybar / wine rack I am dreaming up for under the stairs, recessed in the wall that I have done some sketches of that I hope to post soon. I hope to start work on this in the next few months.