We bought our base boards for doing trim in the fall the same day we had the truck for getting the steel and joists used on the stairs. They’ve sat in the shack since them until I could catch up on some things. Finally that day has come. Having painted boards little by little over the last few weeks, and making some little corner pieces, I was all ready to go. My brother came over and brought his trim nailer, chop saw and air compressor. Six hours later we finished the trim in the bedroom.
With the trim done I could finally move the bed across the room. This was a bed we built out of IKEA shelves and leftover strips of wood we tore out of the 1st floor ceiling. Previously it was against the end unit wall and got really cold in the winter.
Also, it was opposite was the chimney which meant that I had all of 12 inches to squeeze past every night leading to many bruised knees. Moving it across the room lets use wrap it around the chimney a few inches giving me 24″ at the end of the bed to maneuver.
Over the next few days I added trim in the kitchen, hallway and living room. Eventually I had to return the air tools and could take a break from the madness for a few months. It was until September that I got a chance to finish up the front of the living room.
This seems like a short, maybe insignificant post, but this is HUGE for us. We’ve stared at the gaps between the walls and the ceilings for nearly 3 years. It was obviously something we could live with, but it was obvious and sloppy to anyone who visited.