The living room wainscoting is really coming along. The unfortunate thing is that now I think I need to continue it along the couch wall, stopping it at the HVAC chase. This should delineate the living room nicely. Amazingly, I was able to do the front wall and knee-wall paneling with just one (1) 2×4 sheet of wood. I started the evening by patching the drywall hole left behind by the old AV wire box:
You may be asking yourself, “why did you replace so much for that small hole?” Well, I HATE doing drywall work… especially spackling. Its the worst. And I’m horrible at making the finished product look right. So what I did was cut out a piece that exactly fit underneath where the wainscoting pieces would fall so literally all I had to fill were a couple screw holes. Good thing this isn’t my day job, but it worked out somehow.
Like I said, right now the plan is to continue the chair rail on behind the couch and mirror this same pattern of panels behind the sofa.
Yeah sorry I couldn’t the chair out of the way. Huey was irritated enough that I moved it while he was slumbering away on it. It was too much trouble to move the behemoth before dinner so these pics will have to suffice. I can’t wait to get the new furniture, it will be so much more appropriately sized for a rowhouse. The $300 craiglist leather couch and chair have been good soliders though. Hopefully someone else from craigslist will want them too…after I get them through the front window…
I puttied up most of the joints and the holes. Probably won’t paint anything until I do the other wall, which apparently is now happening this weekend. Guess maybe I’ll slide everything out of the way for a few days to finish up the paneling. I believe the new furniture is due in during the first week of May, so time is ticking!