We are continuing on with projects around our house and I wanted to share one more that Mark just completed. He’s on a roll with adding additional molding and trimwork to our house and the hallway upstairs just got a touch of that treatment. He had his eye on that short hall since we moved in here and now things are all getting accomplished with his retirement last year. It’s so nice to get these projects checked off!
Here’s a shot of the hallway after I painted all the doors.
This is our upstairs hallway and Mark had envisioned adding some pretty millwork here, so he continued with the same look as the foyer wall box molding we just did. It’s all looking so good together! Take a look at that post if you want to see a close up of how he does the baseboards with this treatment. He takes off the old baseboard, adds a 1″ piece behind and then continues on so it all lines up well when he adds back the old baseboard.
You can see he already took off the old baseboard in this pic. We looked at the wall and visually decided on a height about half way up the wall. He has a large picture that goes above the molding too.
Most of the molding in place. He did this just like he’s done the other areas, with a 6″ board on top with a 6″ reveal below above the old baseboards. Then 1×4″ boards as the battens. He got a little larger inner molding for this treatment, slightly bigger than the box molding in the foyer and I love how bulky it is.
That inner molding really makes this look, I think. After puttying, sanding and caulking, he was ready to paint. He did this one all alone and did such a great job.
Ready to paint. This treatment is so high impact, but doesn’t cost that much to do, although materials have definitely gone up in the last year or so.
It’s hard to get great pics in this hallway with the lighting and all the doorways casting shadows.He painted the molding first and then painted inside the boxes.
And here it is after painting. It looks so good and adds to the flow of the box molding coming up the stairs.
I’m so proud of Mark and his handiwork. He’s really getting good with this wood working stuff.
This is about the best I can do with pics in this hallway, it just has a lot of shadows.
No lights on. We use the same semi-gloss trim paint that we use throughout the house. I had it color matched to our current trim paint so that we could continue on with the same color that was already here.
Here’s a shot walking up the stairs. It looks so good and adds so much to the hallway. We love it so much and adding all this trimwork makes such an impact in a home. We have plans for a little more of it, but have definitely made a lot of progress. What a difference it makes!
Here’s the link to the stair runner, I get asked about that a lot.
I’m going to do another post soon showing all the before and afters of our house up to where we are now. It’s been so rewarding working on this house and making improvements. Since Mark is so handy with woodworking, it really saves us a lot of labor $ and I’m so proud of his efforts. It sure has made our house much more attractive and high-end.
Thanks for following along with all our projects!