I’m in the middle of trying to redo my bedroom. I took a day off from helping Bro up at his cabin to try to get molding around the top of the bedroom. I thought I could do anything as far as simple remodeling was concerned… I found out I was wrong.
Cuz had put up some decorative border several years ago and I tried everything to get that stuff off the wall. After trying home methods, i.e. vinegar and hot water, getting some wallpaper remover from Cuz’s son that he said would, according to his better half, take any wallpaper off the wall, using a heat gun (that worked but it also took several layers of paint meaning more repair work), making a thirty mile round trip to the nearest Lowe’s to get the newest wallpaper remover they had that was supposed to be great… and muttering more than one unChristian ‘set’ of words I said
piss on this shit forget it. I was just a bit hot.
So I went and got some ten foot 1x8 boards, mitered one end and then cut the short pieces to fit with a miter on one end of it. I put a base coat of Kilz on it. All of this I did up at the cabin to minimize the mess at Cuz’s home. I painted the walls up into the border and I started putting it up the ‘molding’ today. The first wall was the one over the closet because there was less crap to move out of the way.
That gap is what happens when you are trying to keep from being kissed while trimming the short board to make it fit. I was about 1/4 of an inch off on my measurement so I made a nice straight line where I needed to trim the board with my trim saw. I didn’t want to do that in the house so I went out on the front porch and Lucky was real glad to see me.
Why redneck molding? These warped boards have more gaps than Bubba’s teeth when he smiles…
I took these shots from standing on the floor. The photo on the left has screws on top and bottom of the board. I haven’t put the screws along the bottom of the board on the right so I’m hoping that it will do better than the one over the closet.
So what are you doing with your weekend?