Enter my handy hubby hero, who has now installed matching door knobs.
Soon the hinges will be installed that will match the oil rubbed bronzed knobs.
There's more hallway changes to report!
Two years ago when we were remodeling our house, we purchased wide oak wood work, custom milled, because we had to replace the old white painted wood trim in the living room.
We purchased enough wood to also do the hallway, but as the remodel dragged on and on and on...we frankly ran out of nerves due to people messing up our house all the time, and also out of budget for that final bit of work.
The last of the wood trim has been up in the garage rafters waiting for a time when our nerves were steady and our dollars had been restored.
Trim off, looking down the hall into the guest room.
(Am I boring you? Hang in there...it gets better.)
(You can see that the shiny brass hinges are still in place. I am breathing deeply and trying not to let that bother me...)
Bernie actually took these construction pictures. I don't quite understand why this view was significant enough to warrant a picture, but then again, I have never worked in the construction industry.
Maybe it has something to do with the shim?
Shim: the little piece of wood jammed in to make something level.
See? I have picked up a little bit of woodworking lingo over the years.
Notice how wide the white stripes are at the floor level?
The new woodwork had to be wider than the old wood work because with years of paint there had become a small ledge formed above the old wood work.
It actually was more cost effective to get wider wood than attempt to delete the paint layers evenly.
There was quite a bit of plaster dust in the air, but Tate stayed on the job snoopervising despite that hardship.
The hallway looking back to living room.
(I wish the floors had been vacuumed before these pictures with taken, seeing the construction dust on the floors is stirring up my Feng Shui disorder again.)
Top of the stairs. The white trim just narrow enough that there was a gap between the top of the stairs moulding and the living room door moulding.