Saturday, March 28, 2015

Finishing Up the Den Project

We continued on with our painting and trim work.  While Pam did a lot of the primer on the walls, I started on the base board.
I didn't get out of all the painting though and we got a lot done the next day.
I didn't nail down the baseboard until after we finished the painted and got it like we wanted it.
The baseboard was pretty easy.  With the compound miter saw, it was just a question of measuring correctly.
We did as much as we could on one side of the room and got it down before.  We had some more time but we were pretty tired and with the measuring and cutting precision became more of an issue the later it got.
I quickly confused myself on a couple of cuts with the crown molding.  The back of the crown molding had two flat sides at an angle and if I did not put the correct flat side snug up against the alignment cutting edge on the saw -- it didn't fit.  I tried to figure it out just to 'get a little more done today' and it became counter productive.  So we decided to call it a day and clean up.
The next day it only took a few minutes to get the hang of the crown molding so we were making good time.  Then we had to address the area above the brick fire place.  The ceiling was not a good place to nail it and we couldn't really nail it into the fireplace.

The answer?  This turned out to be the answer:

At $2.58 a tube, it worked like a champ!  We had to brace the crown molding using some extra pieces we had laying around.
We finished of the crown molding, Pam did the caulking around it all, and then we started the clean up and moving the furniture back in.
We were pretty happy with the results as were our clients, so it was another win-win.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Working as a team your finished work is something you can all be proud of.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Now you're ready for your own show on HGTV! :c)

  3. Very nice job you two! I'm sure the "kids" are very happy with your work.

  4. Come on up to Sandwich IL..We have a vintage 1970's kitchen we have to tackle...but really don't want to...Great job!