Well, the couch and ottoman got pulled out and we got to work
It really could have been done so much sooner because we already had it mostly cut down and stained which I had forgotten about because we apparently did those 2 things so long ago. That's what you get for procrastinating. We found out however that the little corner piece we had already cut was slightly incorrect, so Chris measured for the correct angle
Once we got the angle around the curve correct it went pretty quickly. The angled piece went in as well as a smaller piece that attached to it
Chris used a scarf joint to attach a longer piece
And seriously in about an hour it was installed. It wasn't done however. The baseboards had already gotten stained, but I hadn't poly'd them yet. Also, the existing baseboard had a gouge in it where it met the new one
(don't even get me started on what IDIOT painted the tops of all of the existing baseboards in the house)
The gouge was no big deal though, I just brought in some wood filler to patch the hole and the joint between new/existing baseboards
It looks messy and terrible, but it's easy to sand down and make smooth. Once I sanded it I brought in the custom stain I mixed to match the existing baseboards throughout the house
After the stain was dry I taped off the floor and gave the baseboards 2 coats of wipe on satin poly. And just as I was about to slide the furniture back in place I was going to cover this faceplate-less outlet with the ottoman
I sighed and got off my lazy ass and went to the garage to get an outlet cover to put on it. These are seriously the things I NEVER do, but we're trying to actually finish this room so I tried to not be completely worthless
(we like to keep the cord plugged in for our computer or phone chargers. It stays hidden behind the ottoman, but it's really convenient).
After that, the ottoman slid into place and we were done
You can't really actually tell much of a difference...
But it's nice to know that it's done.
All we've got left is finishing and hanging the picture frames!