dining room update

Our poor little old dining room has come a long way. Previous home owners thought it would be a great idea to increase living space by simply adding a few walls, some really cheap single pane windows, a roof and a whole lot of paneling to the old deck and call it a dining room.

We kind of ignored the crappiness of it. The extra space was really nice, but the freezing cold floors in teh winter, and the wind that blew through here in January (and all year, but January really seems to stand out. Strange eh?), and the slant that slowly grew slantier eventually made some upgrades necessary.

Did I mention that the whole room was held up by four 2x6 beams sitting on patio blocks? Or that one of those beams didn't even actually reach the patio block it was supposed to sit on?

Did I tell you about the time that the room shifted so much over a couple of days that I went to let the dog out in the morning and then couldn't shut the door because suddenly the door knob didn't match up with the hole in the door jamb?

It was super fun.

Lets not even talk about the windows that the previous owner salvaged at a trailer park after a tornado went through that froze into solid sheets of ice in the winter and melted into huge puddles of water on the floor and down into the walls in the spring. 


The room has since been ripped apart, supported, insulated all around (yay!), leveled, re-windowed (it's a word, don't bother checking), and more recently - mudded and sanded. The sanding guy comes today for the last time and then I get to paint!

Did you know that it's really hard to pick out a paint colour? Steven comes in the kitchen, sees me pondering 46 different shades of green and says "They're all green. Just pick one."

Oh honey. They are not all the same colour.

When I mentioned that some greens are blue and some are yellow he looked at me like I was nuts. But it's true. The thing with the green, not the nuts thing.

The flooring guys come a week from today, and will be finished a week from tomorrow. I can't wait!



Sonya said…
It looks beautiful!
My green choice: Hampshire Gray.
It's quite green, not that gray. And my bathroom is a shade lighter than that. Whatever that is.
Might be easier to choose if you had something you were trying to coordinate with? Get a swatch of your flooring or fabric if you're planning on doing curtains, etc. Then you can see what works best.
Happy painting!

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