On Saturday, Scott and I spent a full day fixing the trim at The House on High Street.
We realized after the house was painted that, although the walls looked outstanding, and the trim looked “good”, there was still a lot of room for improvement. The painters went over nails, and disregarded holes. They did a half-fast job in sanding, scraping, and/or smoothing out the wood. In many areas, the wood looked rough, most likely because the wood was never sanded, correctly.
When you’re having a half dozen jobs going on at one time, you tend to sacrifice 100% of your attention to details, and things like this often get overlooked. Not to mention, there are certain areas in which Scott is more “particular” with and other areas that I am more picky with. Since I cannot spend as much time at the house as Scott, you can probably figure out who was more unsatisfied with this particular project.
Oh, well. You live and learn. Seriously, when this is all over I think Scott and I will have earned ourselves an “unofficial yet just as substantial” degree in home renovations. If we could do it all over again, we would definitely do a few things differently. (The first time around instead of going back and doing it over, that is.)
So, by all means, feel free to email me with any questions on your next renovation project. I’m pretty sure that one of us can give some valuable advice.