Monday, February 20, 2012

"If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again"

It has been a while since I've updated you on the progress of our guest bath. When we last left off, Chris and I had just finished spending lots of quality time together tiling the tub. With that behind us, it was finally time for Chris to start on all the millwork.
Sometimes it pays to try something a little different, and sometimes it doesn't. Such was the case with the molding installation. To make things a kind of fancy and elegant in there, we decided to incorporate chair rail and picture molding. The only catch was that there's a steep angle on one of the walls that made attaching the chair rail a challenge.

Chris found a way to get around it for the crown molding by building a soffit, and figured he'd do something similar for the chair rail.
Except it didn't look very good.
Hard to tell from this picture, but the piece of trim behind the chair rail is cut at the opposite angle of the wall to provide a straight edge for the chair rail to sit against. 
I tried to like it, I really did! But the thick molding looked really out of scale for such a small room. Chris didn't like it much either, but he was willing to live with it if it meant that he didn't have to take it all down and start over...
But he did. Because he's awesome.

Here's the angled wall with a piece of trim behind it acting as a wedge.
 So much better, right?
Unfortunately, the redo set us back about a day. Small potatoes when you think about how long we plan to stay in this house (forever). As impatient as I am with our renovations,  I'm glad we didn't make any compromises in order to finish sooner.

Have you had any experiences like this? Or any where you decided to compromise?
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