Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rockin' a Door Jamb

I put some finishing touches on the hallway treatment, so technically this is part 3 I think?  When I originally completed the hallway, I made the mistake of putting up the wood trim without there being any door trim around the entrance of the kitchen. 

It always bothered me, so I tore out that section and added a door jamb and trim then put back the wood to recreate the paneled look.  It was a bit of work but it made such a difference. (Still needs a good sanding and second coat of paint though..)

Adding a door jamb is simple and for our family, absolutely necessary!  The door jambs (or lack of) in this house were drywall.  I was constantly patching, sanding, and repainting them.  The puppy even bit one at one point.  I used the door jamb kit at Lowes' since this was a standard doorway it worked perfectly.  I chose to trim the doorway with the same trim that exists around the powder room and basement doors, keeping it simple here.

I added an extra vertical board in one spot and the shoe molding...and why quit there?  I extended the paneling down the hall, around the turn, and toward the stairs.  Again, this area just looked unfinished.

Now I need to finish sanding and painting!!

As for the other two openings in my kitchen, they are 4 feet wide and 8 feet high.  I have plans for them, but want something more dramatic than the regular 2 .25" trim that the builder used on the other doorways.  I'll get to it.