1.08.2013

THEN & NOW: DINING ROOM

Then (2008):


- Lath and plaster removed to reveal original log walls underneath; logs repaired
- Window replaced
- Ceiling joists strengthened
- Poorly constructed/unsafe addition removed (the part you can see through the window)
- Floor plan rerouted

And now:



Okay, so it looks worse now... but hopefully not for long.

6 comments:

  1. I don't actually think it looks worse now. I mean, forgetting the ceiling - if you just removed the construction materials and plopped a rustic table in there, you'd be set and it's such an improvement on what you started with (that former room had no character!).

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    1. Thanks! A big part of the current ugliness is the chinking between the logs -- once that is done, it will be a lot better. And yeah the ceiling... we got a few more rows done since this picture was taken, so we're on our way!

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  2. Oh, your old room had character alright, and what bad character it had. You two are right on track. Will you whitewash the pine boards? Also, I don't remember the faux mantal from before. What's the deal with that?

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    1. The faux mantle was just there to cover up the brick chimney that we exposed. I don't know why they put a mantle there when there was never a fireplace there to begin with. They could've just closed up the wall and forgotten about it (as they did with a whole staircase that we uncovered in this same room...)

      We do plan to whitewash or paint the boards. We're a little bit country, a little bit modern in these parts. Can't help ourselves.

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  3. That looks like progress to me! Love it and what you all are doing to the house.

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  4. it is so much better with the original log walls........you can actually see the past and the future !

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