For eight years, we lived with gaping holes at the bottom of our walls. Right when we moved into the 1820, we got a little overzealous and started ripping down and removing without a true game plan in mind. Wallpaper was being stripped, faux beams gone terribly wrong were being tossed out the window, as was the same kind of faux baseboard moulding from our dining room. Tossed without a bat of the eye, and since the eyesore wasn’t at eye level, we learned to turn a blinded eye.
In all honestly, I was always terribly embarrassed when we had company come over because these holes were huge and almost a tad disturbing to look at. So, a couple weeks ago I decided that enough was enough and we had to take care of this lack-of-baseboard-situation.
A project that is relatively “easy,” but on our accord, intimidating – hence the procrastination, I suppose. I could just see us fussing over a corner spot, having to re-cut way too many times just to get it done correctly. In other words, a lot of unnecessarily wasted materials. Time is always a factor too, but whatevs, I’m not here to make excuses for the eight year delay. What I am here for is to say I did an easy-way-out version of DIY, and I called Rob-The-Builder, myself.
RTB made it easy. He gave me a list of supplies with correct measurements, and I bought exactly what was on the list; nothing more, nothing less. A tip I’m going to share with you to cut baseboard moulding costs and get your own custom look, buy pine boards and pair with a top moulding, rather than go to the expense of buying prefabricated wide moulding. You’ll save a lot of $$ in the end. With the materials in hand, RTB was in business, and I’m here to tell you that the man came in here and knocked out this project in less than 2 hours. And, that included the caulking. Only a couple tiny scraps of material leftover.
Yes, I do feel like a buffoon for putting this project off for so long, but so happy that the project is complete and that a Pro took care of it. And, I have to admit that it is so nice to walk into the dining room and not see any more gaping holes in the walls. It looks and is, finished.