Just in case you missed the beginning of this (overly long… I’ll admit it) story, you can check out Part 1 Here.
I woke up bright and early Sunday, went to the store to by a few more tubes of caulk and GET STARTED. Here’s a peek at the products I used on Saturday to attach the boards (in addition to nail gun) and caulk the gaps.
I made SUCH a mess with the QuickDry Caulk on Saturday night. I’m sure it’s just me and that it’s a perfectly good product… but I did SO much better with this one that I purchased for a couple bucks on Sunday at Wallie world.
The tube is sitting on the newly caulked ledge. All in all I probably spent a couple hours caulking allll 15 battens, the horizontal boards and the ledge. I’m sure it could have been done faster, but I’m a newbie. Slow and steady wins the race. Also… I got sick of walking to the sink for damp paper towels… a couple minutes in I wisened up and grabbed a plastic bowl of water, a roll of paper towels and a wallie bag to toss the messy ones in. Yup… I made THAT MUCH of a mess!
Monday morning I taped off the grey wall and slapped some white paint on my new walls/trim! Thankfully the former owner left me a FULL gallon of paint to match the existing trim throughout the house. Perfect!
By this point I was having baseboard remorse. Originally I was going to pull off the existing baseboards and replace it with a flat MDF board to match the others. I started to worry that the next owner might not like my B&B… and thought I should stick with the existing baseboards…… fail. Don’t get me wrong… I still L.O.V.E. the new look!… I just can’t help but think it would have looked better with a simple baseboard. Have no fear though.. I think it will blend much better once I get around to building the banquette seating for the corner.
While the white paint dried I broke out my grey paint to touch up my spackling spots. At this point I was completely giddy!
Just for fun…. Here’s what this space looked like Saturday morning….
….and here she was come Monday night!
It still needs some more thoughtful accessorizing and I can hardly wait to show you the table! I also finished it this weekend! eeek! Yup, I just squealed in excitement. I went there. Cheers to three day weekends and DIYpaloozas.
Is it bad that I’m already dreaming up decor ideas for the ledges? I don’t have a mantle…. but I can make do with these bad boys!
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