Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Trim and other happenings

Things are really moving along well at the moment and at times it is all hands on deck, like getting the undercoat done in Andrew's room.
The munchkins all helping out.
So his room is now undercoated once and looks all nice and fresh, see.
We had a lock down happening at one point on the weekend while the plasterer sanded the back area. We taped it all off with plastic drop sheets.
There certainly wasn't as much dust made this time. I think maybe last time they didn't use the vacuums on the sander so something.

So once that plaster was sanded, I added the final piece of the fireplace. The black surround.
Boy this thing is getting a great workout at the moment as these winter days get colder.

Dave was busy finishing off all of the bullnose window sills, included one in Andrew's room that had to be joined in the corner to meet up with the one next to it. Then w e also added the special scotia underneath to finish off the look.
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This is the shape of the scotia that we chose.

Arch on the two high windows

Where they had to join in Andrew's room

Andrew's room window sills.

We need to choose some moulding to go on the top of the archs like this:

I see that Bunnings carries this which will work I think.
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Anyway I am sure that will be a bit tricky to do but luckily I have a very clever husband who loves doing bespoke work like this.

One thing that needed to be done next was to install the door jams and archs around the bedroom doors.
So we bought 3 door jam sets (one for the wardrobe too).
Door jam set

Putting the door jam together
 We nearly forgot about the block that we wanted at the bottom of the architraves. After seeing the price of pre-made baseblocks, we just made our own.
Our homemade base blocks

One base block installed and an example of our new skirting.
We need to order the skirting this weekend when the good guy at the hardware shop said he would do it for $8m instead of $11. Should save us about $60.
Installing the architrave above the base block
 And the after shot!
But like I said we need to add the detail at the top at some stage.

The next thing is to install the chair rail after the skirtings.
Masters have the following available:

Not sure if I love any of these but I might look at Bunnings too and get Dave to get samples from Taits hardware.

Yesterday we spent $600 to get all the antenna points up and working and a new antenna and cables so the TV in our bedroom and current lounge room will work better (used to cut out in the rain and heat). Apparently he had to re-point the antenna to the AMP building in the city instead of to the Dandenongs. Whatever he did it is working well now. I did think it was a bit expensive though.

So with the TV now working upstairs, we took our bedroom TV up and spent the evening filling holes in Sam's room.Still not finished. The gapping of the edges is pretty slow. But I did get to mix up builders bog for the first time so that was new for me. Always learning!

That's about all for now. Take care!

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