Friday, January 29, 2010

New Baseboards

Right now the weather outside is lacking that Southern charm.

Suffice it to say it's not the type of day where I imagine myself sitting in my usual backyard spot.

It is looking pretty sunny on the inside of the house, though. We've begun replacing our baseboards, a.k.a. dirty boards. I can't tell you much we both despise...
ready for it?...

Pretty funky, huh?

We are so pleased to say that our front bathroom now has 5 1/2" tall baseboard... er... 1x6's as baseboards. We plan on using 1x6's in both baths.

Some of you may know, others may be shocked...

Lumber isn't the actual size it is called!
1x6's are actually 3/4"x 5.5"
1x4's are actually 3/4" x 3.5"
etc., etc.

When I first found this out I felt cheated but then thought about how funny it would be to say I needed a 1 1/2" x 3 1/2". A 2x4 sounds much better. Don't ya think?

Okay, getting of my soapbox...
Follow me to our kitchen...

Our kitchen has a new floor that I blogged about earlier and 1x4's for baseboards. We're hoping to carry the 1x4's through the rest of the main living space if our get up and go doesn't get up and leave. ;)

We are loving the more modern look of the 1x's for baseboards and I am loving the fact that they are much easier to clean. ;)

Isn't it amazing how much new baseboards can freshen up a room?

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1 comment:

  1. They look great. I like the simplicity of those baseboards, I have them too.


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