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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

~~~All Torn Up~~~But Doing Better Now!

What you see below, is the standard baseboard that came with our home. I think it probably measures somewhere around 2 1/2 to 3".....maybe.

The thing I hate most about baseboards is cleaning them. They seem to need a paint job more often than not. But, they also take a beating everyday too.
When I mop or vacuum, I am sure the cord hits and rubs the corners, leaving a mark. Dirt sits on the top and just builds up over time. After awhile, they are just nasty looking.
Mine needed help in every way.
Our choices were to sand and repaint, or replace. Did I hear some one say replace??!! Be still my heart!
This time we decided to go with 6 1/2" boards and I am so happy we did.

But what about the frames around the doors? Shouldn't they match the newer bases? I think so.

The tear down was quite a mess, dust, wood chips and paint everywhere. It was work getting it all out.

Care had to be taken not to chip or crack the tile.

The new boards were put up with a nail gun and all the little holes had to be patched.

Can you see all the tiny holes that have to be patched over with putty? Too many for me to count.

The baseboards are painted and the green walls of the living room and dining room are gone. We replaced the paint color with a golden brown.

I am in love with the design of the wood.
We had replaced all the doors, both inside and out with new moldings. The whole downstairs is complete and after the holidays we will begin the task of doing the upstairs.

This is a little something special I snagged at a decorator's shop going out of business.
More to come.


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Char :) Happy Halloween! Love your new trim!! We have several places in our home that still need to have trim put up..in our Living room, Dining room, and Master bedroom...I've been waiting, well, years for it, lol :) Hubs is really good at starting projects, but not so good at finishing them :( Someday....

Have a great week, warmest hugs, Brenda

Rebecca said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the changes!!!!! I want to do this now. My hubster's going to FREAK OUT!


Queenie Believe said...

Lovely new wall color and beautiful baseboards and trim.
What a lucky lady you are.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Char...my goodness but time flies when your havin' fun bloggin' and livin' life. I've been doing lots of both without much time for visiting, so I'm just droppin' in to say Howdy, and invite you to stop by CollectInTexas Gal.

As times change for all of us, our Blogs seem to reflect those changes in our interests, and CITexas Gal has changed a bit with the addition of Tracks of My Texas Ancestors. Yep, I've been bitten by the Genealogy Bloggin' Bug.

I'd love to share the Blogging Genealogy Community with you. I hope you will have a minute to stop by and see/read the 'May I Introduce You To' interview Feature on CollectInTexas Gal/Tracks of My Texas Ancestors by GeneaBlogger.

Sue...CollectInTexas Gal

Marydon said...

Awesome change, char. We did this earlier in our home. What gorgeous change it makes, doesn't it? Loe what you have done.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow..what a fantastic and lovely change. It's wonderful what a bit of..well..a LOT of work will do to make a home look better.
We just went through it last year..and I am so glad it's over ..at least for now. Of course there is always more we want to do..but...antoher day.
Your home looks great!!

Annesphamily said...

Ooh, so pretty and fresh! It is so nice to have the house look lovely for the holidays! Love the new paint! Chic! Hugs Anne