Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dining Room ~ Putting Up The Walls

Goodness, it has been a very long winter! We are sooooo ready for spring. And as soon as spring is here, we will start working outside. Our plan is to work as much as we are able outside during spring, summer, and fall, as the weather allows. And, work on the inside of our home in the fall, winter, and spring when the weather is not so great. Our goal has been to make our home livable and then later get to the fun stuff. So, this means that many of the projects we started in our home will not be fully completed until later. Today, we are sharing our dining room. Although we, usually, eat together in our sunroom which is off our family room, we have already used our dining room for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthday parties. I love having a formal dining room!



This is how our dining room looked
on the day we purchased our new home.


Chris got to work drywalling and mudding.


Then, Brice helped sand.



Chris primed the walls and ceiling.


Chris and I puttied the windows.




And then, we started painting the windows.




And here's a tip. Chris built 2 T's out of 2x4's
to help hold the drywall up against the ceiling.

Or, you can use it as a balance beam to 
entertain the little ones.....


Here's a sneak peek of our dining room.


And just in case you missed it, you can see how
our dining room looked for Hailey's birthday in our posts:
(Hailey's Birthday Strawberry Shortcake Part 2
and
Hailey's Birthday Strawberry Shortcake Part 3)

We still need to replace the floor and lighting,
add crown molding, baseboards, and wainscoting.
So, it will be a while before we show
our dining room reveal.
But, for now, it's done.

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30 comments:

  1. Been working on 105 yr. old Queen Anne house for the last three years along with the neglected acre it sits on. I can appreciate your hard work. Your dining room is really coming along. Great job. I'm learning to "pace" myself....otherwise it gets overwhelming.

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    1. Thank you, DeMarie! We find ourselves overwhelmed at times, too. Your home sounds amazing!

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  2. So fun to follow along Sandy!

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  3. I live vicariously through others doing home diy, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, StephanieLouise! We have lots more DIY ahead, so plenty for you to read!

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  4. It's looking so great! I wish my husband were this handy...I'd have a huge list of projects for him.

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    1. Thank you, Lara! Lol, I list seems to be never ending.

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  5. I can tell by your sneak peek that this is going to be quite lovely - can't wait to see the rest... Cathy

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  6. What a ton of work.. It looks great.. and will be totally worth it!

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  7. Looking great! Overhead work can be so hard :)

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  8. Looking good… can't wait to see it done! I am sure you are feeling the same way :) so much work, but always worth it when it is finally done.

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    1. Thank you! Lol, yes we are feeling the same way!

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  9. Wow it looks great! I love those windows. Can't wait to see the reveal when you're finished.

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  10. LOVE IT! I can't wait till we own our own home. I have so many DIY projects I want to do. Can't wait to see the finally product. So far, so good!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! It is hard to have so many ideas and have to wait, hope you have your own home soon!

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  11. That looks gorgeous! I love the lighter colors and your bay window....stunning!

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  12. Such a tease ;-) What a beautiful room Sandy! I can't wait for the reveal!

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  13. Nice! It's great to see all that hard work pay off, isn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Erica! It is nice to see it all come together!

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  14. Fantastic! The renovation period might’ve been too long, but seeing your progress, I can say that it’s all worth it. I really admire those huge windows and your choice of curtains. Are you done with the finishing touches on your dining room? By the way, when’s the big reveal? :)

    Tamas Orban @ Palm Beach County Contractor

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    1. Thanks, Tamas! We are not done with the finishing touches, yet. It will be a while before we are ready for our dining room reveal. Currently, we are working on our kitchen.

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