Thanks for all the compliments guys. The GC's helper is doing a fine job. I've decided to pull a 'Shawn' and have them pull off those ten squares in the long hallway upstairs. They'll be able to re-use the boxes in other spots so I'm only out the additional labor to take off and put back on. After I saw how the living room came out and part of the dining room I knew immediately. They will go from being 21" to 28" (just a hair narrower than the rectangles in the living room-first pic posted below). Plus, the margin will increase to 4", similar to the main floor. I really like how the small rectangles came out below the windows. Last pic is the start of the dining room.
I was unprepared for exactly how much picture box molding I would have to purchase. I have to place another order tomorrow, bringing the total to over 600 LF
! I've decided to just go with new base and chair in the kitchen and family room, limiting the faux wainscoting to the foyer, dining room, living room, stairs and upstairs hallway. It's a great thing I was off these two days (for school events) since it was imperative that I be present for all the chaos and last minute measuring. No progress tomorrow as I need to order additional materials. Work will commence again on Thursday.
BIG, as luck would have it, while I was at the lumber yard scrambling to buy some additional molding I saw a display that caught my eye for the room opening headers. And wouldn't you know it, the display said "Arts & Craft" and "Craftsman". I suppose that style is my preference as well
. Oh, and the library finally called so you know what I'll be reading tomorrow morning on the train ride in!