Hey friends, we’re making progress here! Our dining room is finally taking shape. It’s still a bit of a blank slate but the major pieces are complete and I’m so thrilled with the final result. Just like any home renovation, we’ve had ups and downs and mistakes and extra costs and unforeseen issues but when I take a look at where this room was 3 months ago, I’m so proud of our accomplishment with this dining room remodel!
Just like our living room, I focused on bringing the light in and really hoped for a light and bright roomy space.
Here it is the day we took possession of the house back in April. These beams and pony walls were our biggest hurdle. They boxed out the room and made it feel dark, cramped, and dated. Going through the process to remove these was daunting but definitely worth it!
DINING ROOM REMODEL TASK LIST:
- Removed old carpet
- Removed pony walls, beams, and posts
- Replaced with recessed load bearing beams
- Removed kitchen wall and pocket door
- Installed white oak wide-plank floors
- Replaced trim and floorboards
- Repaired drywall & the ceiling texture
- Replaced light fixture
- Painted walls, ceiling, and trim
Dining Room Remodel Resources
- 4″ Wide White Oak Flooring: Emerson Hardwoods
- 5.5″ Base Moulding (Similar Product here)
- Wall Paint: Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
- Trim and Moulding Paint: Pure White by Sherwin Williams
- Light Fixture: Wakefield Semi-Flush Mount
Previously, there was a (maroon!) wall closing off the kitchen complete with a little pocket door. Priority number one was tearing this all down