Trim Work...oh the details

There was point recently when the house felt done. There was just a little stuff to do here and there. Little did I know how much time this would consume. There are tons of little touch ups to do here and there and they all seem to take a good amount of time to accomplish.
Although the house is small (tiny in fact), there are so many small nooks and similar that need to be 'finished'. Each one of these requires some cutting, painting perhaps, and the use of the compressor to shoot some finishing nails. It's this stuff that you don't want to skimp on or cheap out on since it's what ultimately makes the house what it is and what it feels like. It's where skill and love come together and sometimes it's easy to obsess on these details. Anyone who has ever built a tiny house can likely relate to this process very well. 
I have gotten a good amount of the way through this process with the help of my father who was over a few weeks from Germany recently. There is still more to do. 
Case in point is the built in closet. It's currently unfinished and although it's small, this job will take the better part of a day to complete. I didn't put all this effort into the house to have the inside of the closet not be representative of the rest of the house. There are also a few awkward corners of the bathroom that still need to be covered up as well. 
Thes two things become your best friend at this point. 
1) quarter round
2) right angle trim
These two things cover any and all imperfections where wall meet and where there are gaps of any kind. I'll go through a 1/4 mile of this stuff before I'm done :)
I'll try to take some more pictures along the way, so that you can see how great this stuff is. 

There are also things like creating a place to hang your jacket/shirt or a place for pots and pans. A cheap $ store plastic hook won't do. I opted to use my grandmother's silverware for the coat hooks. It's meaningful and a better use for the stuff than having it sit in a drawer. Flatten some spoons with a hammer and put two screws through 'em.
The shelf in the kitchen also couldn't just be any old laminated pressboard. I went with some black steel hardware that I roasted on the fire for a while and then exposed to the elements for a while (it looks weathered). 
Bolted that to the wall and married it with some antique drawers from a now defunct pocket knife factory which moved from upstate NY to China. 
That's what I'm talking about. It's got to look good. Don't do it if it doesn't. A bit of obsessiveness is a good thing for this process. Need some quarter round behind those shelves where the walls come together... :)


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