Coving nightmare – Don’t give up


A bit of DIY turned out more complicated than I thought.

I wanted to add coving in my dining room and bought enough for it.

Yes, I have already run out as I cut so many angles the wrong way round. 😦

The long stretches were fine, now round the chimney breast – it is so difficult.

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Inside angles, outside angles – wrong angles….. nothing fits….

Thomas knows what to do!

Following his example,

I chill,

I source some more coving,

think really hard before cutting,

I know I can do it!

Even if you stumble
you are still going forward!

Victor Kiam

Even with setbacks

we can go on and achieve the impossible.

Don’t give up whatever you do.

Go for it!

32 responses »

  1. phew, like everyone else, I thought you had gotten Covid.
    I had never heard of coving before, but I am guessing it is like crown molding here.
    It is hard to do, but it is looking amazing – good for you!
    Blessings! β™₯β™₯

    • It is probably rather British in houses. Yes the curved thing round the ceiling so the edge to the ceiling looks softer. I think my real problem is as it is a over 100 year old house the corners are not 90 degrees – and that is the hardest. I need to do one more corner….. then glue it and paint it. Thank you

  2. Thomas know how to handle the situation, Ute..MOL…Grandpaw has a special thing to measure it out and to cut it easily, but it’s still not easy to stick them in the corners on the ceiling, because houses are never straight. You did a great job on them and with the right cattitude *applaws* Pawkisses for a Relaxing Day for you and Thomas tooπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

    • You are so right, I adapted Thomas ‘s cattitude ( I am very patient though, I spent 3 hours on an angle before I asked my son for help.) I am not a person who gets angry over things I just try harder every time. As you say the house is over 100 years old there is hardly a right angle in it and that is the main problem. ( I got that tool too and it doesn’t seem to work) With determination I can do it.
      I go only one corner left now.
      Thank you for your really sweet comment, you gave me nore encouragement to really tackle that last corner. Bless you β™₯β™₯β™₯

  3. You’re doing this yourself? WOW!! I’m impressed! Good thing you have tenacity and Thomas! Tenacity to keep at it and Thomas to remind you when to take a breather! πŸ™‚

    Good job! You can do it!

  4. Oh dear! I feel you!!

    We did that once, in my room at my mum’s when I was a young adult. We had similar problems and also, the walls were not straight.

    I hope you finally got it done and can enjoy the result of your labour, dear Ute. πŸ’—

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