Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trimming the Walls–the After Shots


In looking for some views of the hallway to show the difference that trim and trim color made in our little hallway,

I found a couple of really old pictures!

Including this one which we took on our first walk through Kenilworth, when the previous owners still lived here.


When this picture was taken, the door opened into the garage.  Of course the door is long gone, and now it is the pass through to the remodeled area which includes our master bedroom, closet, and bathroom-in-waiting, as well as the mudroom/pantry and laundry room.

Here’s what you used to see when looking down the hallway in that direction..


It’s kind of a haphazard picture, so you might not be able to see that there were two steps down into the garage from the house; a small landing where you see the doormat, and then another couple of steps down.

I can’t believe it used to look like that!


Anyway… back to our present project, the trim around the entry and in the little hallway.

Here are some before and after shots for you to compare. 

I’ll try to use less words and more pictures.  Winking smile


Here are the hallway, window trim and walls freshly painted, in September of 2012.  The dark trim around the doorway and the old metal threshold were removed quite a while ago because we were constantly tripping over the metal threshold.  It hurt.



Here is a look at the new threshold, which Glenn put in just a couple of weekends ago.


Including this close-up of the little places I needed to sand, fill, and repaint.


And here is the “after”.



Then here are a couple of shots of the hallway with its newly painted baseboard and doorway trim. 

The “befores” and “afters” are side by side so you can see the difference.

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This one is overexposed, but I do think it gives the best overall view of the threshold, baseboards, and doorway to the kitchen.



And two more similar views, with one major exception being that the “before” was taken before I painted the kitchen cabinets last Spring!




Take a look in the opposite direction..



You may have also noticed that I painted the rest of the dark wood picture frames in the hallway.



So there you have it!  A little trim can make all the difference in the final, finished look, don’t you think?



And now, we’re moving the work into this hallway!



Glenn found a few pieces of trim in the cobhouse that he was able to cut down to finish the final doorway between this hallway and the mudroom.

I filled the nail holes in it with caulk just a little bit ago.


Baby steps, right?


I’m so excited!


Have a great day!


  1. Love it! The white trim really brightens everything!


    1. I'm so happy for you! It is so lovely!

    2. Thank you, Laurabeth! It's rewarding to make progress, little by little. :)