Our economy-friendly guest bathroom reno is finally completed! Well, for the time being at least. Give me a few weeks and I’m sure I’ll want to figure out a solution for our dilapidated floor or want to buy a new shower curtain. But, as of today, it’s completed. Scott and his buddy Todd (who has so generously helped us on many a home project) got to work a few weekends back adding crown moulding to the space – the icing on the cake to their drywall job a few months ago. Thanks to Todd’s new super saw, the team could once again reunite and try their hand at another first time home renovation job – scary.
See the gears in their heads just churning away? After Scott painted the new crown moulding a crisp, glossy white, the boys had to figure out what angles to cut the crown moulding, based on it’s placement in the room and the angle of the crown. Sound like a head scratcher? It is. Thankfully, our lovely Google saved the day (as always) and provided the boys with a conversion chart (similar to this one) that led them in the right direction. They learned to try practice cuts on scrap pieces of crown first to make sure the angles were correct, and then went for the real deal on the finished pieces.
The boys also got to play with a nail gun (powered by an air compressor) to hang up the new crown. We used this for a few other minor jobs around the house and I must say it’s my new favorite tool. We borrowed it from our neighbor, who is basically Tina the Tool (wo)man, so I’m hoping we’ll find an excuse to bust out this bad boy again.
Look at that sweet mitered corner! You may notice the small gaps between the walls and the moulding, which we will attribute to our 1950s abode, not poor craftsmanship. These gaps are very common in old homes -and heck, new homes as well. Walls are never straight! You simply put a bead of caulk in that gap (and over the nail holes), brush a quick finish coat of paint, and you’ll never know the difference.
Our guest bathroom is no longer the shame of our abode. He wears his crown of pristine glory like a prince like him should. This may be a budget friendly, lipstick on a pig kinda job, but don’t you think he looks a bajillion times better? We certainly do. :)