The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 10

Posted 23 September 2018 at 8:49 PM | Comments (0)

New floors sanded and sealed.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 10

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 9

Posted 19 September 2018 at 8:00 PM | Comments (0)

This room was my mortal enemy until today. The sanded floors look pretty! So I’ve promoted it to an arch rival.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 9

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 8

Posted 9 September 2018 at 8:58 PM | Comments (0)

The floor is laid out; sanding will come next.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 8

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 7

Posted 7 September 2018 at 8:45 PM | Comments (0)

We decided to redo the floors at the last minute, remember? It looks so much better.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 7

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 6

Posted 3 September 2018 at 8:37 PM | Comments (0)

Finished the door and trim! What a productive Labor Day. Walls are Sherwin-Williams’ Origami White and trim is Pure White.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 6

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 6

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 5

Posted 1 September 2018 at 7:02 PM | Comments (0)

We primed one of the doors, since I wasn’t a fan of the lacquered maroon, but can anyone explain why this small room has two exterior doors to begin with? Anyone?

Then we moved on to painting the walls, in Origami White from Sherwin-Williams. It’s warmer than the Pure White we used in the kitchen and living room.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 5

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 5

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 4

Posted 31 August 2018 at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

Painting the ceiling. It’s Pure White like all the other ceilings.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 4

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 3

Posted 26 August 2018 at 10:57 PM | Comments (0)

Priming… it never seems to end…

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 3

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 2

Posted 25 August 2018 at 3:42 PM | Comments (0)

Removed more layers of floor today. Now we know why the laminate floor in here was so oddly squishy—it was laying on a giant sheet of foam.

Besides uncovering the floor, we’ve uncovered loads of mildew growing in here. Ugh. Maybe this room would have been best left alone.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 2

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 2

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 1

Posted 24 August 2018 at 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

Sigh. This room.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Dining Room, Renovation Before

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Dining Room, Renovation Before

We call it The Addition, since it was built, along with the carport, well after the house was built in 1959. Unfortunately it was built very poorly.

There are so many problems that we can’t touch it right now. The foundation beneath it is sinking, probably because it was built on fill dirt. The whole structure is slowly pulling away from the rest of the house. It means that the floor is severely leaning, going downward toward the window. We tried raising the floor, but it failed.

The windows are poorly sealed, so the left one, in particular, is fogged-up nearly year round. The doors are poorly sealed, too, with a constant draft. And the door on the right is an interior door, for some odd reason, so it is ridiculously lightweight and also lets in air.

The whole room pisses me off. We were going to leave it alone until we could do a proper reno, but in a conversation with our contractor last week, he thought if we replaced the laminate floor with hardwood, he could do his best to save the floor in the future. So, suddenly, we are touching this room. Yipe.

Well, goodbye, ugly laminate floor.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1