When installing the guest suite door back in May, we installed some simple wooden trims that is flush against the drywall. I thought flush trims would look cool on this door, but as soon as it was installed, we knew it was not going to work.
As you can see from the picture below, the guest room doorway is right next to Slav’s office doorway, which was finished with wider and more decorative trims. It looked weird when the trims on these two doorways were so different.
We immediately decided to add the same decorative trims around the guest room doorway to match. A few weeks ago, we finally got it completed!
It actually did not take long to install – only half a day to cut the trim boards to size and nail them onto the doorway up. But between work assignment and adoption events, it was hard to find the time. After Slav installed the trim, I patched the nail holes to get it ready for paint:
While the miter saw and nail gun were out, Slav also installed the baseboards next to the doorway. They were taken off when we worked on the kitchen which was finished a year ago and had not been properly installed afterwards.
Believe or not, we still had not installed the baseboard in the kitchen either! Slav took the opportunity and patched the missing baseboard in the kitchen too. These are small details to finish but makes such a big impact:
The baseboard at the living room corner was taken off during the kitchen renovation too. Finally, they are back up:
With the new stair railing, Slav had to cut the trims boards to fit around it, and use caulk to fill the gaps. I think he did a good job:
It might look messy at this stage but after I sanded the wood filler smooth and painted the baseboards white, it looks really good!
When our contractor finished the kitchen, all the base cabinets were finished with stock baseboards, which is very thin. Slav used a leftover piece of baseboard from the kitchen island to replace the thin baseboard on the cabinet exposed to the room. I think it looks much better.
After all the nail holes were patched and sanded, I came in with the white trim paint and gave everything a couple coats.
This new trim offers the right proportion to the door and looks a lot better than the old flush trim. Don’t you think?
Slav did a good job scribing the trim to fit the narrow space between the doorway and the wall.
When it came to painting the baseboard on the bi-color wall, I decided to match the baseboard color to those on the walls. For the left half on the white drywall, I painted this portion white:
And for the right half on the green wood board which is part of the kitchen cabinet, I matched the cabinet color and painted it green!
Isn’t it neat? I like this look a lot more intentional than just painting the whole piece white. Oh, you can see our second foster puppy, Jaz in the photo above too. She has been adopted!
I also finished painting the new baseboard in the living room and kitchen.
The cut side of the green baseboard was coated with the same green color of paint as the cabinets too.
It feels so good to complete the main floor trims, yet again! Trims and baseboards are such a important piece of room finishes. But they are never a high priority so we always put the trim work off for months after finishing a room. Next time, I need to remind myself to finish the last “5% of work” sooner than later!