It’s a common sight in South Philly. But usually it’s being taken out to landfill, not in. The good news is, the woodwork is great quality, the price was good, and it’s in 16 foot lengths. All the baseboards in the house should have just one seam. Except in the closets where I’ll throw together whatever is left over. The bad news is I don’t have a living room anymore.
But you remember what a good match I said the upstairs trim was? Look now! The real life version of that photo I took of the catalog and have been overusing for the past year and a half. Like I said, the new stuff is a little too fancy. But I can live with that.
And in other news, it’s official. I’ve gone full on hoarder with doors. You might remember that I’ve had all the doors I need for my house since April or May 2013. But when people offered me free doors, I took them! I got 3 out of a friend’s basement and 4 out of a friend’s friend’s place. I’m hoping to pass them along to another friend soon.
But then… I had the bad fortune of walking through the neighborhood on trash night and saw a set of Victorian double entry doors out on the curb. They had some nasty holes cut in them for deadbolts and what not and the crazy parallelogram shaped glass panels are gone and replace with plywood. But… nothing that can’t be fixed, right? Mind you, I have no use at all for these, and while I might have a friend who can take them, they are likely too big. But no matter, they’re in my kitchen.
And to think that I just spent two evenings decluttering. At least there was a place to put the woodwork. The good news is a lot of my clutter that’s still around, framing lumber and stuff like that, is going to go back to the Home Depot! For cash! And the things I’m hoarding for friends and family will go to their rightful owners or get donated to Philadelphia Salvage, but the way the money’s been going, the 30 bucks or whatever I’m getting back is what I really care about.