One Room Challenge Week 6: TRIM EDITION

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

These last two weeks have been weeks of progress. We have been working tirelessly on the Master Suite, the deadline weighing on us, wondering if we bit off more than we can chew. Everyday we remind ourselves - it will all be worth it in the end. Truth is, we have the One Room Challenge to thank for pushing us to get through this. The Master Suite is starting to feel REAL.

Hello! If you’ve stumbled across our page from the ORC Site, Welcome! We’re Stephen & David, a Husband-and-Husband DIY team based in Boston, MA. Over that past three years we have been renovating our (previously abandoned) Victorian home and sharing the process along the way! You can check out a little tour of our home here and we hope you join us as we tackle this Master Suite project!

When we purchased our home three years ago it was 100% gutted (sparing the entry). This meant no walls, no plumbing, no electric, and NO TRIM. Our journey in this house has been one of a rough edge.

When we started renovating the house we picked up a catalog and a few sample profiles from Anderson & McQuade. We won't lie - considering the amount of trim in our future (and lack of experience) we were quite overwhelmed. We would sit at the edge of a room with our pile of blocks and talk endlessly about how they might go together.

In the end, we chose our favorite profiles and learned to allow for some variance. Each room presents its own set of challenges and allowing for flexibility is key.


The progress we have seen over the last two weeks has primarily been in the form of trim. There is A LOT OF IT. As of this post (mostly) all of the trim will be installed, filled, and sanded... just in time for paint.

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