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!
Wow, this looks amazing. I love how he adds all the extra little details with the inner moldings as well. Absolutely gorgeous.
Barbara Moore says
Great job Mark! Looks absolutely wonderful. Especially coming up the stairs. Love it!
Looks great! Mark did a wonderful job!
Donna Nance says
Amazing job, amazing Mark! This is fabulous.
Yes, you have reason to be proud. The main reason is he agreed to help, 2nd, he did a great job.
Great job, Mark. Rhonda, you’re so lucky to have this talented man in your life.
Wow! Looks amazing! Love it!
Mark did a great job.
dana curtis says
Can you share with me the name of the carpet runner that is going up your stairs? Thx
Dana, just sent you an email, but here’s the post:
Looks gorgeous! All this extra work you and Mark are doing is definitely making your home look so high-end.
Eileen peterson says
Mark you are such a perfectionist ! Love this look !! Great job !
What a great job!!! Marks work is impressive.
Wow that looks wonderful! You’ve customized your home so much and it all looks fantastic! You’ve definitely increased the value of your home!
Looks great! Isn’t it wonderful to have significant others to do some of the work!? 🙂
I’m currently making a Moroccan-inspired coffee table. I love the creative design process, but can’t do math to save my life, so that’s where I rely on my hubby. 🙂
Nancy Powell says
Amy Hill says
Looks beautiful and Mark did a fantastic job making it look like expensive finish carpentry. I’m curious how you tie in the extended baseboards with the trim around the doors in the hallway? Can you show a picture of how they come together?
HI, Amy, I didn’t take a shot of that, but on the right side it butts right into the wall. On the left side, the baseboard does stick out a little from the door facing on that side, but it doesn’t look bad. It does add some bulk to the baseboard by doing it this way.
Shannon Fox says
It looks wonderful!
I love the added dimension of the inset trim, it’s so pretty and really suits your home!
BRAVO TO MARK 🙂
Charlene Nelson says
Can you rent Mark out? LOL. Seriously, I love what y’all are doing to your house. It is beautiful!
Thank you and haha, I get asked that question a lot!
That is a wonderful upgrade. Mark is so good at this.
Donna zoltanski says
“Finishings” really make it special. Outstanding workmanship by Mark. You two together work in harmony. It’s gorgeous!
I am so happy for both of you. It is so terrific that both of you are interested in doing things that put that bit of pizzazz into your home.AND both doing it. God bless your relationship and efforts.