Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diy Weekend | finished bathroom trim

Yup. That's right. I finished the bathroom trim!

It's all white and pretty now. I also decided to paint my hinges silver. 
See how pretty the white looks. And the silver looks good too!

I haven't decided what to do about the door knobs. I've read up on it and they say it lasts and holds up well. 

I've been painting the doors too. And omg. I didn't even realize my doors were so far from being white. 

See what I mean? Isn't that crazy. The house would have looked all fresh and clean if I would have done is painted the doors. Lol

Oh well started the trim project a long time ago in the guestroom. 
I'm going to give some trim tips when going from stained wood to bright white late this week. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Diy Weekend | Bathroom Trim

All the baseboards and door frames and trim in my house is stained wood. 

I mentioned that before and how it makes the house look dark. My master bedroom has already gone white. The guestroom is half done {that room seems never ending} but I decided to work on the bathroom next. 

It is the most concentrated amount of trim work because there are three doors in that room. 

I built the saw horses and then spent a lazy afternoon doing not much else. Then I kicked it into high gear and got all this done:

I tapped the baseboards off. I removed two doors. I taped off the hardware spots. Then I put wood filler in all the gouges. I also caulked the baseboards against the wall. 

Let all this dry overnight. Sanded and painted the next day. 

Well I had to prime first. I prime with an oil base primer I find it to work amazingly to cover the stained wood. 

I got two coats of primer on almost all the trim except one spot where I missed the need of wood filler. I also got two coats of primer on one of the doors. 

See what a big difference it makes and that's still just the primer!

Diy Weekend | Saw Horses

I have been painting the trim in my house bright white room by room. It was a stained wood originally and it makes everything feel dark. 
Well I noticed once the trim was white the doors looked very dingy. They are a beige color. Ugh. 

So the doors need painting too. So I did some googling and found instructions and made these!

I'm very happy with them. It only cost me about $14 because I already had the nails and screws. 
I also made all my 2x4s 30in in length and used the 7.5ft boards instead of 16ft boards. 
I did the math and it was cheaper that way. Go figure. I needed 5 boards at about $1.60ea. 
My only tip is hammer the top nails on the leg in a bit to get then started and then place the board and finish hammering. 

Here's the pin to the full instructions: