DINING ROOM BEFORE. This was the first room in the house we decided to tackle upon moving in. Aside from wanting a nice clean place to eat, we thought this room aired on the “easier” side of reno projects. Looking back, this was a huge learning process for us, and if we had to do it over again, would have done some things differently. This room basically needed a major esthetic overhaul. We scraped and skim coated the ceiling (so stupid, so messy, so much unnecessary work - we either tore down and replaced or just dry-walled over other ceilings moving forward), sanded, stained, and poly’d the wood floor, lightly skim coated the walls, replaced the light fixture, and painted.
Running on lots of pizza and cold beer, we redid this room in only a couple of weeks. No marital fights occurred. What a difference it made! #roomwin #thisoldhouse #restore #newhampshire #diy #antiquehome #prekids #documentit - 10 days ago