In addition to watching our sweet little dog, Dash, Sug has created a chore list for herself while we’re away.
She’s planning to secure all trim that has been cut. Then she’s filling all nail holes and finishing the project by painting all installed trim. She will also touch up some spots on the ceiling in both the pink tile bathroom and the powder room.
She plans paint the wall just outside the pink tile bathroom that was repaired a while ago.
And we have 2 interior doors that have not been painted. Sug will paint them.
She’s also going to paint the shed door which has peeled significantly.
I’m sure she won’t stop at these tasks.
Does someone look after your house and animals while you’re away?
These tasks cannot possibly be finished in September. I will be happy if all trim is installed and painted by December 31. My plan is to use all the trim I have on hand then reassess the unfinished list and place one last order with my favorite lumber yard. Hoping to place the order and receive the delivery by the middle of October.
Do you have a project for the last quarter of 2018?
If you don’t have a strong relationship with your significant other I suggest you don’t, under any circumstances, try to cut cove molding.
Charlie, Sug, and I gave it a go on Saturday and quit in failure and disappointment after some heated words. We made so many wrong cuts I was afraid we’d run out of cove molding.
Today, knowing it was difficult, I googled a few videos which were of little help. After making some different cuts we tried to puzzle the joint together.
Finally two pieces fit together so we cut a longer piece by putting the sample on the saw and matching the cut.
When one of the 45 degree corners finally fit together we were all excited. We were careful to cut the piece on the opposite side of the room in the mirror image by again holding one of our short puzzle pieces.
When Charlie and Sug put up this third piece they both shrieked, “Oh, no.” I thought I had made another wrong cut but they were joking. NOT FUNNY!
After all the pieces were cut they were pinned to the wall with a pneumatic tacker.
Sug will add a little wood putty to the staple holes and any small gaps.
Happy birthday, dear sister. While you’re celebrating I’m going to try to finish up some details.
First, I found one more sufficient piece of ogee molding to finish all the baseboard in the master bedroom. I plan to cut that piece in the morning.
That’s the easy project. The one that Sug and I started on Saturday was to face the bottom of the overhead shelf in the powder room which we accomplished with the help of Charlie.
He cut some luan with a circular saw that I had marked by scribing a leftover piece of the 1/4-inch paneling. Sug tacked it up.
Unfortunately the wall behind the shelf is not flat so there are gaps in the between the wall and the shelf so I thought we could use some leftover cove molding to finish the bottom of the shelves.
I tried on Saturday to cut the cove to finish the project. I mean I tried and tried and tried and could just not figure it out. I’m hoping after a day of thinking it through I can figure out the cuts without wasting all the molding.