I thought I needed to take a break from the Beacon Hill–I was going to do another project–but then I turned the house around and looked inside. No, I want to finish! I was inspired to keep going with moldings and trim, plus finishing the lamp for the kitchen.
The kitchen needs a lot of trimming from the bay window trim in the kit to baseboards, cornices, an L-molding to cover the gap in the corner (from warping). The inside of the door needs to be trimmed out, and a doorframe put in.
Painting. The piece with the curlicue ends is the bay window molding. It took me a while to figure out how it fit!
Everything glued in place (below). The bay window molding fits onto the edges of the bay window opening walls. (It makes sense when you stick it in there and see that it fits exactly in the opening.) The kitchen shelf (from the kit), fits over notches that stick out from the windows into the kitchen.
Next I trimmed out the main hall. Needed to cover raw edges and make everything look neater. I covered the ends of the staircase posts as well with stained boards.
The molding painted, varnished, and in place (below).
The second floor hall trim cut and waiting for painting and installation.
Back to the kitchen–needed to finish the light before I put in flooring and trim in room above it. It works!!
So this is what I’ve been doing behind the scenes. More trimming in the upstairs rooms to come.Almost done!
Then it will be back to the outside to build a wall and do the final work.