The baseboards featured in this week’s post were provided by one of my One Room Challenge sponsors, Metrie. All opinions are my own.
I feel like every week during the One Room Challenge is a little crazy. I mean, we’re hustling to get so much done in a relatively short period of time. But this week? Bananas.
We had an ice storm!
I know I joked about painting kitchen cabinets in the snow again…but I WAS joking!
Anyway, other than some small delays due power outages we made some HUGE progress this week.
Our hardwood floors are officially installed and they look amazing!
It’s so funny how protective we are of these floors because we installed them ourselves. Every once and while Chris and I will suddenly drop to the ground to investigate something that looks like a scratch (so far it’s always been just dust or cat fur). I know that they will eventually get scratches (because, life) but right now I am enjoying their perfection.
Now, new hardwood floors would not be complete without new baseboards.
Holding some new flooring next to our baseboards after their first coat of paint
The builder of our house had avery distinct style, and it didn’t really match ours. All the trim work was very…traditional. Remember all those pillars?
With the new floors going in, I really wanted to use this opportunity to update our baseboards to something that had a more contemporary look – That’s where Metrie comes in.
I met the great folks from Metrie at the BlogPodium conference in Toronto last fall and was really excited to learn more about their products and work with them on this makeover.
Our new baseboards are the Scene II Baseboard from the Very Square Then and Now Finishing Collection. They have nice clean lines and a really modern feel to them.
As an interior decorator I know how the details, like trim work, can really bring a space together and I love that Metrie has so many different collections to choose from.
There are two things that really sold me about these baseboards:
- They are thick, which means we don’t have to install shoe moulding. Our hardwood flooring requires a ½” gap between it and the wall which is completely covered by these 3/4″ thick baseboards. Perfect.
- They come in different heights. We have 9’ ceilings on our main floor and so decided to go with the 7 ¼” tall option. The taller baseboards fit the space so nicely!
And yes, I painted them grey so they are darker than our wall colour. WHAT?
I know. Not everyone who sees it is a fan, but I love it (and Chris doesn’t seem to hate it). I especially love the way the grey baseboards look against our new navy living room walls! I’m hoping I can convince Chris to let me paint the window and door casings to match…I might just do it and not say anything…sssshhhh
I have to say, even though our furniture is still all over the place and most of our kitchen stuff is packed up in boxes, I feel that the installation of our baseboards has made it seem less like a construction zone. It’s all starting to come together!
Now back to my still ridiculously long to-do list including painting cabinets…in the snow.