Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Hello there!  I am gearing up for 4 consecutive days of RAIN and WIND here in New England, or perhaps I shouldn't say gearing up!  So, I thought it would be a good time to sit down and write about the latest project I completed.

As some of you may recall, this past Spring hubby and I replaced all the builder-grade trim and mouldings in our daughter's room with white craftsman moulding.  I had mentioned that my hope is to replace all the cherry-stained pine trim and mouldings in my house with white craftsman moulding.  So, we tackled our sons' room next.  Here's what it looked like before we began the change-over

And, here's what it looks like now

I can't believe the difference it makes.  The room appears so much brighter and cleaner.  The baseboard is much wider than what we had before, and I love that!

This time around, to save time, we purchased all pre-primed materials.  With the exception of the lattice that we used on the headers, everything was primed.  It does cost more, but it is SOOOOOOOO worth it.  I painted two coats of Sherwin Williams ProClassic Semi-Gloss in the color white (right off the shelf).  This is an interior Acrylic Latex specifically for trim and doors.  In my daughter's room we used Benjamin Moore's Advance Paint.  They are both comparable in quality and finish.  Once my hubby got all the trim up and in place, I filled the nail holes with Red Devil ONETIME lightweight spackling.  I simply filled the holes with a small amount of spackling on my finger, pushed it in the hole and wiped off any access.  I allowed it to dry for 2-4 hours, and then lightly sanded those spots.  I then applied two coats of primer over the filled holes, and some paint over the areas that had been primed.  The reason I primed over the filled nail holes, is painting over them alone will not conceal the holes.  If you just paint over the filled holes, there's a flashing affect, and the nail hole remains visible.  By applying primer over the filled holes, it alleviates that issue.

We are so happy with the outcome, and after a small break, we will tackle another room!  It's so fun to see the transformation happening right before your eyes!

Here it is again.