Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trimmed Out

Last week, the finished carpentry team installed the baseboard, door casings & trim, antique doors and hardware.  It was impressive to see how smoothly this team of brothers operated, each with their own specialty.    

The wood trim and baseboards you see in the photos above are paint grade and will be painted white.

The antique doors and hardware installed upstairs weren't straightforward to work with since they're about 150 years old (i.e. doors not square and hardware a little rickety) but it didn't seem to phase these guys.  (You can read about how we found and refinished our antique doors here.) 


We decided to use old fashioned rim locks since new hardware wouldn't fit properly after we trimmed the doors to fit our openings.  The lock box is surface mounted on the interior of the room so that all you see from the hallway is the handle.

{antique rim locks from Legacy Vintage Building Supply in Cobourg}

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Floor are Finished

{extreme close-up of floors}

It's been a long while since I've posted an update because, for a while there, there was nothing to report except:  still working on the floors.  I couldn't bear to post another update of the concrete floors in progress.  

So, at long last, I'm happy to report that they're done and look great.  I don't, unfortunately, have anything positive to say about the process since it took FOREVER and everything that could have gone wrong did.  Let's just leave it at that, shall we?  

Believe it or not, I didn't take any good photos of the finished floor in a whole room before we covered it in paper (to protect it); we were so thrilled that it was finally done and excited to be moving on to the next trade!

 {brown paper covers the floors throughout the house}

Moving on!  Trim is happening now.