Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tons ? of Trim!!!

























































I've spent the last few weeks on trim, trim, and trim. I had to wait a couple of weeks for Hobby Lobby to restock their baseboard and all they stocked were 2 packs, which I scarfed up.
There is so much work to do still, plus some fixes of things gone wrong. Somehow, water dripped down the Parlor wall, a "printie" which now I have to remove and repaper. Lots of those nasty words said there. It's hard to believe that with all that's been done on The Garfield, I am only halfway there. I plan on a stone look on the exterior tower with siding everywhere else. There is, of course, roofing and porch to do. I want plank flooring for the porch and stone look around the foundation.
Most of the crown moulding has to wait until the roof is added and fills in those gaps. I need to add trim around the ceiling of the staircase openings to give a cleaner look. I want, I want, I want.
But it's all going to have to wait now until after Christmas. That's right...I'm packing it up so that I can have some room to work during the holidays. I have all those things everyone has at Christmas to do and the dollhouse hours would eat that away. I'll be throwing a light sheet over the house to keep out the dust. I do have a small box of wood that I can work on if I like..sanding, mostly. I also have a list of "quick fix me" things that won't take a lot of time or attention if the bug hits me.Everything else is sorted out, reorganized and packed up until I finish with the Holiday.
I am loving this house so very much and every day is a new adventure. I have pages and pages of want to do's that grows and grows whenever I look at it. I still count my lucky stars for finding this jewel at Goodwill for only $40.
I doubt there'll be much to talk about while the house is "on Holiday", but I will add to the blog if something pops up. I'll let you know if there's anything worthy of being said and, of course, when I get back to work on it in January.
Until then, enjoy the Holidays with all your hearts. Act like a kid again and play with your toys and read Holiday stories.










5 comments:

The Carolina Quilter said...

Love all the work you've done, Kathy! Wow! I need to send Joanna's Victoria's Farmhouse she is getting from Santa to you to detail! I hope you'll consider adding my blog, Mini Leaps and Bounds, http://minileapsandbounds.blogspot.com/ to your links. Thanks.

Jody

Kathy Calhoun said...

Jody, I'd be more than happy to detail Joanna's Farmhouse...from afar, of course, since there's no room in the birdhouse I live in. (I've trouble fitting in the 3 that I have already.) I'm one of those that thinks the details are the most important in the final effect of something I want to show off. I can't wait until I start the furnishing of The Garfield. Victoria's Farmhouse is beautiful and one I'd love to play with myself.

I have added your blogsite to my list and hope that you could do the same for me. I enjoy spreading good works around like peanut butter...the more, the better. Thanks.

smehreen said...

Kathy!!!!
Hi! :D

It's been ages since we heard from you. I am going through the trim phase right now. I am keeping my trims simple to keep my budget low.

I picked up a pack of 7.5" slim sticks from the wood crafting section at hobby lobby. Each pack has 120 pieces of wood sticks for $2.33. I am on my first pack, and I think a second pack would be enough to trim the whole house. It's taking me sooooo long though ....

Hugs,
Sumaiya.

Kathy Calhoun said...

I knew I hadn't said anything for a while..trim's just not all that interesting and I must confess to procrastination during the trim period, as it's my least favorite to do.

Now, I have all but a small amount of things to work on that won't go in the house until after the holidays, plus I've yet to punch out the porch and roof trims. I'll work on those too, maybe. I do have some work to do on the exterior of the house, sanding, spackling, sanding, wiping. I won't be getting IN the house, though, until after the holidays. If I do anything significant, I'll speak up.

I just bought 10 pounds of brown and confectioner's sugar and am starting my baking/freezing this week. I will be working on a gingerbread house..guess that'll count. HOHOHO.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Thanks for adding my little blog to your list. I've added your's to mine, Mini Leaps and Bounds! I love all the work you've done.