I used to organize the house to-do list in one long list that I added to as I thought of something new. Here’s the updated room by room view at the end of 2015. I’m cleaning up this list with hope of retiring it very soon. At the beginning of 2017 here’s what it looked like.
The task I’m referring to is putting in some more baseboard. The plan last Saturday was to get something finished.
Of course we didn’t finish it and totally whittle down the pile of trim but the hallway in the master suite is completed.
The first area Sug and I worked on intersected with the lower cabinet of the linen closet.
Our baseboard is formed by a piece of 1 by 4 topped with ogee molding and finished with a piece of shoe molding in the front. We tried to cope the 1 by 4 so it would fit into the bottom trim on the cabinet but we really couldn’t make it work that way.
So instead of coping we just trimmed the cabinet trim and ran the baseboard all the way back to the cabinet.
We cut 1 by 4 for all areas then topped it with ogee.
We tried again to cope the joints of the shoe molding and were successful. Using a coping saw we cut out the shape of the shoe molding in the adjoining piece.
The hallway is trimmed. And we put a door stop behind the bedroom door so the door knob doesn’t make a hole in the wall.
I posted a list of unfinished tasks in April of this year. We have made some serious progress but we still have a number of tasks to finish before it becomes the serene, restful, uncluttered place I have always envisioned.
1. Finish the inside of the master closet. Earlier this year we built the empty room into a fitted out closet space which still needs finishing touches like face frames, shoe storage, and trim work.