It has been a really irritating few days as I’ve got down to get lots of work carried out on the dwelling health club (whereas mulling over my choices for the toilet grasp vainness as I am unable to discover the trim I want), and I have been hoping to maneuver ahead absolutely in order that I can have lots of progress to indicate you in the present day.
Properly, that is not the case. The previous couple of days have been spinning my wheels loads and going nowhere in any respect.
After studying all of your feedback and recommendations about dwelling health club crown molding (ought to I take advantage of crown molding on this room or not), I made a decision that I might go forward and set up crown molding, after which resolve after that if I needed to. use curtains. However I am additionally going to do one thing just a little completely different that some folks have steered, and that’s to convey the stripes into the crown print. It is completely different, however I feel a enjoyable, surprising contact can be nice in a house health club the place issues do not should be taken too critically.
Drawback? I am unable to set up the crown molding!!! I do not know now what the issue is, however I’ll nail one facet of the crown molding, after which once I work my means as much as having the crown molding items on the wall, the crown will not follow the ceiling. I pushed with all my may, and nonetheless could not get him to lean towards the ceiling.
I may bend the knob so it sticks to the wall and ceiling, however that makes the spring angle utterly flawed, which means the corners will not meet.
I’ve by no means had a lot bother with crown molding earlier than. I attempted it as soon as and could not get it to work, so I took it down and tried once more. The second time did not work both. Typically, the one time this occurs is when the ceiling could be very uneven, however this ceiling does not look uneven to me. So I do not know why it occurred, however I made a decision to forgo the crown molding.
After all, taking the crown off not as soon as, however twice, left me with unpleasant holes within the partitions that later wanted to be repaired. And you’ll see why I needed the crown within the first place. Since that was my plan from the beginning, I did not actually attempt for perfection when portray the realm the place the partitions met the ceiling.
And like that all through the room. So if I go away the crown molding, I’ve to the touch every of these strains to make a agency line the place the wall meets the ceiling.
However as a result of my crown molding failed, not solely was I left with a really uneven space on the ceiling, however I used to be additionally left with these divots alongside the longest wall and the brief wall the place the door was.
So I broke the drywall compound and crammed the divot that was pulled out of the wall with nails.
I’ve to confess that the entire episode was very irritating. I wasted a lot time on that, and to finish the work day with a couple of steps behind the place I began the day was very disappointing.
So yesterday, I actually wanted a fast win, and spending hours hitting the road just isn’t my definition of a fast win. So I adopted the recommendation you gave me and acquired some very small trim to make use of on the highest to cowl areas the place the paint job wasn’t nice, and to go away me with good, sharp strains. . And as you recommend, I put in the trim, which is about 1.25 inches extensive and three/8 inches thick, on the ceiling, not the partitions.
It is loads simpler than touching up all these particular person strains, and I feel as soon as it is caulked and painted, it’s going to go away, maintaining the strains the principle star of the room.
Additionally, I make choices on the ground on this room. My resolution was that every one of them wanted to get replaced – the ground in addition to the subfloor. I do not know why this room does not have a vapor/moisture barrier between hardwood flooring and decrease flooring like different actual hardwood flooring, nevertheless it wants it.
And this room additionally has 1″ x 10″ and 1″ x 8″ wooden as subfloors too, full with knot holes, gaps, and so forth. All components of the home that also have the unique flooring have them too, however the space has a vapor/humidity barrier, so it wasn’t a giant deal for me. However I might think about that this room does not have a stable subfloor PLUS not having a vapor barrier is what has triggered one board to rot, and I would not be stunned if there was some hidden harm below the remainder of the ground as nicely.
All that to say the long run plan is that this room wants a brand new subfloor and a brand new flooring. BUT… there isn’t any means I am doing that now. I simply need these two rooms (dwelling health club and grasp lavatory) carried out now, and there is completely no means I am going again now.
So for now, I eliminated the a part of one board that was utterly rotting, and checked the subfloor beneath. It appeared like an outdated piece of wooden, however there was no insect harm or rot on the boards. After which, as an alternative of taking the time to fastidiously lower and set up the brand new purple oak floorboards, I merely crammed the gaps with Loctite spray foam.
This foam, when it dries, could be very dense and exhausting. And it additionally expands a number of occasions its unique dimension. I sprayed it final evening earlier than I went to mattress, and that is what it appeared like this morning.
So I simply used my lengthy, versatile serrated knife to chop off the surplus flush with the ground.
Once more, this model of froth could be very dense and exhausting, in contrast to a few of the different spray foam manufacturers I’ve used, so with it being so near the wall I am certain it can do exactly wonderful as a brief resolution. I’ll put a foam health club flooring field proper on prime of this, and nobody will ever know…
After which sooner or later sooner or later (maybe once we sort out our massive addition), I can take the froth field and utterly substitute this flooring and subfloor. It can additionally give me peace of thoughts in the long term as we will examine all the ground joists for harm as soon as the subfloor is eliminated.
However then once more, though I would really like it to be taken care of ultimately, I do not really feel the urgency to get it carried out instantly. So for now, the unique flooring will simply be buried below a layer of health club foam flooring, and Future Kristi will take it from there. For now, I simply need to end this room (and the grasp lavatory), and I do not need any extra delays.
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