Our bathroom re-model is almost finished. The new flooring, new tiles, new shower, and new countertop are all installed, along with new sink and shower faucet fixtures. Here’s what is still left to do:
-Install new baseboard
-Install new light fixture
-Install new towel holders
I will be doing most of this myself, with help from my hubbie. I have the wall color picked out, but I still need to decide on a cabinet color. After I paint the walls, I think I am going to post pictures and get opinions from all of you great readers, ok?
In the meantime, I have been working on painting the baseboards. If any of you ever need to replace or install new baseboards, here is a trick that I use. I think it is much easier to paint the baseboards before they are installed. Here they are laid out in my garage/paint studio. 🙂
I know that this is totally unconventional, and real life professional builder/contractors would probably say this is crazy, but as a DIY-er, it totally makes sense to me. Here is why:
1-It is much easier to paint standing up than it is to paint bent over crouching on the floor.
2-You don’t have to tape off the wall. I paint the wall first, then install the baseboards. No white paint gets on the wall, no colored paint gets on the white trim.
3-It is not fun to reach behind the toilet and paint baseboards. Not fun at all! No one should have to put their face that close to the toilet bowl.
4-You don’t have to tape off the floor. Or even worry about dripping paint on it.
After the baseboards are installed, I will have to go back, fill the nail holes, and do a bit of touch up painting. But that is easy peasy! I like painting baseboards (and trim) so much better this way!