My family jokes that it’s not officially Easter until my Mom has wished everyone a “Hoppy Easter” – a ridiculous pun that gets the best of me every year. Hoping it was a great weekend for you and your family and that the Bunny was good to all. Just before the holiday, @OfficialMetrie posted this delightful image in their Instagram feed:
While it isn’t a wreath made of Peeps (delicious or wasteful?) it is absolutely perfectly suited to the spring holiday and cleverly done. I’ve been a longtime fan of Metrie’s products, using them whenever possible but always where necessary. Their look books (available online at metrie.com) are unbelievable and offer lots of inspiration. What is not so inspiring? The standard baseboard offerings installed in most of the new homes I have visited. The profiles are drab, the height is far too small for the commanding sizes of the rooms, and they leave much to be desired. Additionally, they are typically painted a color that isn’t altogether pleasing in an oil-based paint. I encourage my current and potential clients to consider replacing their trim any time they embark on a remodel project. This can be labor intensive and usually means doing most of the principal rooms at the same time so as not to clash with "old" trim, but the results are well worth it. Plus the added benefit (in my mind anyway) is the chance to change the trim color and use an acrylic-based paint. There are definitely some differing opinions out there but in my experience, using an oil-based paint on your trim isn’t a good idea for a few reasons. The paint can yellow and harden over years and will not flex with the expansion and contraction of the trim material over time leading to chips and cracks. Any touch-up work must also be performed with an oil-based paint and it can be problematic to remember that when doing other touch-up work with acrylic-based paints.
Here are some images of projects we’ve completed using Metrie trim products:
This is my favorite Metrie image:
Goodness I love cased openings! If you are considering a remodel project or would like a consultation on improving your trim situation, please reach out by email, text, or phone today. We’ll “hop” right to it ;)