Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Way Cool Trim

Our kitchen project is in serious limbo right now while we are waiting for the counters to be installed. It seems to be taking forever for them to call to say they are ready to come home. 

Luckily we are in good shape temporarily.

I thought I would share this cool thing that Hero did to make our new cabinets look a little bit spiffier.

Those upper cabinets can only get so close to the ceiling, and we had this tiny little problem of a slightly uneven ceiling from removing the soffits. You cannot really see it in the photo, but it just looks sloppy. So we needed something to tie those babies in and hide the not so perfect seam.

And Hero came through. By putting two different molding together, we got the height and the width to make it all look like it was meant to be, which it was. 

I'm not sure just how the magic happened out in the garage. Mostly some measuring, some measuring again, some cutting, some eyeballing, some nailing and finally some hauling it in and popping it into place. And then hauling it back out for some adjusting. A few times.

And then it was good.

See how awesome that looks? Usually the middle of projects look worse than they started. This one is not that way.

The cabinet to the right got the same treatment. 

What a difference!

And with the doors you can really appreciate the all together look.

But, we are not quite finished with them yet - They do stick out a little - Not sure why....

Oh, that's right - they need to be painted.

First coat. We used the same color as the ceiling.

Now, no matter how good a paint job we do, this just looks not good. See those seams? They really catch the eye and we do not want that at all. The goal here is for everything to play nice together. We need to give these some attention.

Yep, definitely need to address those gaps.

We just used that handy dandy caulk that we used on the floor trim to fill them in. It is paintable, silicone caulk that is good for all kinds of projects, and it's pretty inexpensive. Definitely worth doing.

So much nicer. 

The new cabinets are making a huge obvious difference in our kitchen. But the little details like trim and no gaping seams makes an important difference, too.

Good way to fill up the limbo time.

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