Can you believe it? After what seems like months without a guest bedroom update, you’re getting two within a matter of days!
Last week, when sharing our newly painted guest bedroom, we mentioned a few other jobs that need to be completed before we can call this room finished.
This week we’ve started to tackle the next job on the list – replacing the missing picture rail. I still don’t understand why on earth anyone would remove original period features, but after stripping the wallpaper we at least found the line where the original picture rail would have been.
Cutting the angles was so much easier, now that we have our fancy new mitre saw. To be fair, cutting angles by hand worked, too, it’s just so much easier, quicker and much more exact to cut the rails with our electric mitre saw.
As when attaching the picture rail in our master bedroom, we glued the picture rail to the wall with No Nails.
Now, I can’t stress enough how important it is to choose rails that are straight – I mean completely and utterly as straight as possible.
As you can see, some of ours had very slight bends, so we had to hold them in place until the glue completely dried – which took for ever. We took it in turns holding and pressing the rail against the wall. Sometimes pressing at one end, would loosen the other, so we found ourselves standing on ladders at either end for sometimes more than half an hour before the glue would dry.
Let me tell you, it’s not exactly fun, especially when you are expecting your overnight guests to arrive that same afternoon and you’ve not even put the bed back together again!
About two hours before our guests were due to arrive, we annoyingly decided that we’d have to stop fussing about attaching our picture rail and instead start putting the bed back together. Hopefully it shouldn’t take too much longer to attach the rest of the picture rail!
Any ideas why anyone would remove original period features? Have you ever tackled any last minute projects before you have guests arriving?