okay kids! It's coming right along and for my first attempt at ANY type of DIY remodeling, I have to say I am pretty proud of myself.
I pulled out the old laminate countertop and vanity. I removed the toilet. I installed the groutable peel & stick floor. I've installed the MDF beadboard, baseboard, and chair rail. I reinstalled the toilet with a new wax ring. I tore out the old hardwired lighted medicine cabinet. I cut out and installed a new pancake box for the new light fixture. I hung a new mirror. I scraped and sanded the textured ceiling away and primed it. I painted the walls. I installed new white outlets and switches where the old beige toggle switches were.
I just have to do the finishing touches now:
- reinstall the vanity
- install the new granite vanity top with undermount sink
- finish painting the ceiling
- finish cutting in the wall paint
- reinstall towel bar and TP holder
AND my current dilemma:
fill in gaps in corners, etc. with caulk
then final coat of paint to beadboard, baseboard, & chair rail.
Now, keep in mind I am an amateur....hence the DIY...I only had a jigsaw to cut the beadboard and a very basic miter box/saw combo to do the baseboard and chair rail corners.
So, I have some gaps...some small, others not so small.
So, my question is:
Is caulking really the best way to fill gaps? I have some places in the corners where the two edges of the beadboard meet that I would like to cover with trim instead, but the 1/4 round I bought will jut out under the chair rail and over the baseboard. I couldn't find any teeny tiny trim to just cover the corner...like something 1/4" wide and like an 1/8" thick? The beadboard, et al is MDF so filling with something that I would have to sand afterward is not an option, although I did toy around with the idea of filling some of the spaces with DAP spackle (the goes on pink dries white kind) because it is water soluble as it it drying and I could smooth it out and then paint over it?
I don't know....what suggestions do you have?
I will try to post pictures a little later so you can see my (un)handiork...lol....no it's not that bad at all....I just need to know how to cover inconsistencies in measurements, etc.
thanks in advance!