Week Three! Halfway there…
We had planned on working on the kitchen shelves this week but we switched gears and decided to focus on finishing the dining room first. Our priorities are now: dining room, kitchen, and then if there’s time we’ll finish the pantry. I feel like these 6 weeks are flying by faster than normal.
Over the weekend, Kyle and his dad were able to get some of the trim work done in our dining room and I finished caulking all of the tile and started filling in nail holes.
We also scored a free door for the pantry thanks to my in-laws. I’ve actually been in love with this door for years and I’m so excited we found somewhere to use it and that they didn’t mind giving it to us. It used to hang in their basement/crawl space but wasn’t actually used for anything. It needs a good cleaning, some paint, and a replacement pane of glass but it’s almost perfect for the pantry.
Today, Kyle took the day off work and his dad came over to work on even more trim in the dining room.
It all looks a little funky now because of all of the white over the green. Once we fill all of the nail holes and seams and caulk everything, I can start painting it all green and then wallpaper won’t be too far off.
Here’s how our dining room to-do list stands as of now:
- Finish drywall (technically this is in the hallway so TBD if we’ll get to this)
Install baseboard Install crown Install window/door trim
- Caulk all trim
- Paint all trim
- Patch ceiling
- Prime ceiling
- Paint ceiling
- Buy and install pantries
- Trim out pantries
- Install wallpaper
- Install new light fixture
- Install new blinds
- Curtains? Not sure if we’ll hang curtains in here or not
- Clean/paint pantry door. Replace pane of glass if we have time.
- Install pantry door
- Clean hutch
- Change out outlets (from white to black)
- Spray paint a/c vent cover (black)
It looks like a lot and it is, especially considering there’s still plenty to do in the kitchen/pantry, but I think the trim was probably the biggest/most time consuming part of the dining room so having that done is a huge burden lifted.
That’s it for this week! Be sure to check out what the other guest participants are up to right here!