Cracking Up

As promised, we got to start our bedroom makeover this weekend! Of course, I wanted to jump right into painting the walls and getting the brown the heck out of there, but there were a few things we had to remedy first. For some odd reason, the trim in our dining room and both bedrooms was installed with about a half-inch gap between the trim and the ceiling. This left a dark gap that was really hard to miss.

Before we could paint the trim, we had to fill the gap. We used a latex/silicone blend painter’s caulk that we bought from Home Depot for $2.85 a tube.

The process was fairly simple. First, Kev laid a bead of caulk in the crack.

Then he went back over the bead with his finger, smoothing out the line and filling in any gaps or low spots. Note the concentration that this requires.

It only took about twenty minutes to fill in the cracks in the entire bedroom. We used two tubes of caulk, so the fix only cost about $6 and it makes the crown molding look much more finished.

That cieling fan’s days are numbered. So is the brown. We finished painting the trim last night (which was a nightmare… this room has four doors and two windows) and hope to be able to at least finish cutting in with the blue paint tonight. Brown is on its way out!

I’ll be back this afternoon to share my birthday presents! Kevin did really well this year :)

How was your weekend? Have you ever seen trim with a gap like that before?

10 comments

  1. Ainhoa says:

    Our molding is set about an inch apart from the wall – so it looks like it’s hanging from the ceiling. It’s pretty common in Spain, actually. But it’s done on purpose so it doesn’t look half bad :)
    Can’t wait to see the room painted!

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