The previous owners started renovating the dining room and then stopped…so we were left with some drywall, half a ceiling, and mostly foam board insulation. This was our first project once we bought the lodge, and while we are not quite finished (yeahhh, that might be our theme), it has certainly been transformed so far!
First we finished hanging sheetrock for walls and the ceiling after adding insulation. Did you know you can rent tools/equipment from Menards? We did it a few times while renovating our first house and always had a good experience. This time around we rented a drywall panel lift, and it was the best decision ever. It was $12 for the first four hours, and then only a $1.50 for each additional hour. Money well spent, folks. We then painted, installed crown moulding and baseboards, and finally added a new pendant light.
We have not yet finished the moulding — we need to plane the beams before adding moulding in those areas. Also, we ordered a new dining table, which should arrive soon. It’s round; major swoon. We plan to deep clean the brick flooring and add some sort of seal before then. We also plan on painting the windows white to match the moulding and baseboards, updating outlets, etc. And finally, the front door will be replaced! It just doesn’t match the rustic vibe of the rest of the house.
It’s been so nice to have a dining room that is starting to feel complete!