Sunday, September 2, 2012

Picture Rail!

Way back in May, I bought picture rail and painted it.  Charlie said, "The next time it rains on a day that neither one of us is workin, we'll put that up."  Who knew it would be September before that happened??

So yesterday we hung picture rail all day.  This is the only in-progress photo I have:
Charlie wearing a dorky hat that I hate.

Charlie said, "Don't be takin pictures of me."
Me:  "I'm not."
Charlie:  "You are."
Me:  "Am not.  You said pictures, plural.  This is the only one I'm takin."

This was one of the two worst bits of trim in the whole room because it had both an inside corner and an outside corner on the same piece.  I think Charlie measured that part of the wall at least four times, then cut the piece of picture rail, then trimmed a bit off one end and a bit off the other end at least six times, then swore a lot, and finally got it just right.

This is the outside corner of that same part of the room:

And here's what the room looks like today:
And also:
I need some more furniture in here.  I'm working on that.  And now that I have picture rail, I need to buy some hanging hardware and some pictures!


  1. Lovely! The floors, wallpaper, picture rail, hardware on the doors, the glued back together doors, it all come together beautifully!

  2. I just noticed, in the last photo, if you look through the entryway door you can see my level and my vacuum cleaner. Haha!

  3. If I posted a picture of my family room right now you'd see two laundry baskets, a dog bed, an empty popcorn bowl on my end table, and a stack of newspapers on the floor. :)