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Sunday, February 27, 2005

We Have Trim!

Hurray! Hurray! The day I've been waiting for has finally arrived. Darwin put up the first pieces of trim on the cabinets Saturday night, using the handy dandy Black & Decker cordless nailer I got for FREE!

Another handy tool was the Midwest Products Easy Cutter. I bought it last year to cut trim for my dollhouse, but it works well for this trim, too, since it's just thin lattice. No sawing required with these babies in hand. Though Darwin did look like he was about to bust a blood vessel in his forehead once when he was trying to cut a particularly hard piece of wood.

The trim looks just as wonderful as I envisioned it would. This is the culmination of all my daydreaming about the kitchen:

Of course, things didn't go perfectly. We ran out of trim after only seven doors, so we'll have to buy about 20 more lengths. The buying is easy ... it's priming and painting them I'm not looking forward to. Will the painting never END?

I think I've been underestimating the magnitude of this project. But having some of the trim up makes it feel so much closer to finished.



stilhoping12 said...

Looks great! We've been living in our house for almost 4 years now and we still are not done painting!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

A little progress goes a long way; terrific!

I can do stilhoping12 one better. We've been living in our house for five years and aren't even close to being done with paint (including the exterior).

– Texas T-bone

4:10 PM  
Sheila said...

We're at the same rate as Texas T-Bone. Five years and still no exterior painting. But we've made leaps and bounds on the interior.

One thing I've learned: You will never be done. When you think you're done better hold on to your skirt because you've just jinxed something expensive to fail.

1:53 PM  

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