Thursday, August 9, 2012
Bits & Pieces
You just never know when a scrap can be like gold. I didn't throw away the crown molding leftovers. They became brackets today with the addition of some 1/8" stock I had on hand. The magnets kept one side flush. I trimmed the other side flush after the glue dried.
They will be glued to the wall just below the light beams to keep them from falling. I don't want to glue the beams in place in case lighting needs attention on down the road. The beams are fitted so well that they stay in place simply from tension, but if the wood dries and shrinks at all, gravity will have its way.
While the brackets dry, I glued the window trim back on, including the little panels on either side. You can see part of the ceiling. I'm thinking I don't like it being so dark, but will wait until lights are in and it it staged to decide whether to change it. Would probably go with an ivory color, near that of the ecru walls or maybe a little deeper. Why didn't I realize that a gray wash would just make it look dirty? *sigh*