Y’all. Wainscoting is no joke. Actually, crown moulding isn’t either. And we’ve been knee deep in both for the last 4 weeks. That’s 1 weekend to hang the crown moulding, 1 weekend to start the wainscoting, 1 weekend spent in Savannah vacationing and half-marathoning, and 1 more weekend hanging wainscoting. The good news is we’re almost done! Yeah!
I used my day off in honor of Veteran’s Day to fill and sand and sand and sand and sand. And then sand some more. But I’m almost done! Then I can caulk and caulk and caulk some more. Then paint and paint and paint some more. Lucky me!
But let’s focus on progress made, yes?
As a reminder, we started here:
Then we stared at it like that for … 10 months.
And here we are now:
We still need to add a 1×2 decorative ledge around the top to finish it off, but that seems like the easy part compared to all the sanding, caulking, and painting ahead of us.
I’m painting the upper portion of the walls Sherwin Williams Pavestone which I picked up this weekend during SW’s 40% off sale.
Down the long hallway, I’m going to have a custom rug cut and bound from a piece of carpeting. The Martha Stewart carpet line at Home Depot now offers custom cut rugs, but when I went to check it out the sales person didn’t have a lot of information. Assuming this turns out to be a viable (aka affordable) option, I’m thinking of going with the Mount Vernon Gray Squirrel carpet.
Stay tuned for more progress next week! In the meantime, I’m resting my weary arms on the sofa in front of Sarah 101 enjoying my favorite single girl dinner (cereal and red wine) while Steve is out for the evening. It’s a winning combination that has never let me down.