One task that had to be tackled before we could paint was that of patching. Since our walls are old plaster, there are large holes from where nails were put into the wall, and the old paint was chipping off (orange and green paint underneath - woo hoo! lol). So we set off scraping paint off of the wall, then patching it. I like to call it "spackle" since that's what my dad always called it, Doug calls it "mud", but I guess the real name is "Joint Compound." Not as cool as spackle, if you ask me. So we started patching Lily's room and our bedroom. I guess they used to have crown molding in there because there were tiny holes all around the perimeter of the room.
We'd like to add crown molding to the whole house someday, but lucky for us, the dining room, living room, and front foyer already had it in! Unfortunately, it was all cracked with large gaps above and below the crown molding. We wanted to try and see if we could save it, so I caulked to fill in the gaps and used the excess caulk (cause I'm new at this, and kinda messy) to fill the cracks.
Looks great! I am a fan of combo finish. White/off white trim and wood doors.
It is a classic look that combines both.
Love what you are doing! If you can't decide if you want painted trim and windows, do both. I love the look of combo trim and doors.
Trim light with a wood door. It is quite stunning and a classic look that combines both my love of white trim and old wood doors with glass knobs..
Thanks, Tina! 🙂 I'm glad you like it!!
You're doing so great AnnMarie (and Doug)! The house is just perfect-thanks for sharing your journey.