10-Day DIY Living and Dining Room Renovation

by Eileen
3 Materials
10 Days
Did you know that less than two weeks you can completely renovate your living and dining room? In this room renovation, we removed decade old wallpaper, painted the walls, and replaced the flooring. All of the furniture remained the same, and look what a difference it made!
First, we removed the wallpaper in both rooms.
This was the most grueling task. Having a high-quality steamer makes a huge difference, in removing all of those underneath layers. Next, the walls needed to be sanded down, and the cracks/holes filled in with dry wall compound.
Next, we removed the carpet, the padding, and the tack strips.
After that, we painted the walls a fresh color. We taped off the ceilings and chair rail.
Next, it was time to lay down the laminate flooring. This was pretty easy because the pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Last, we installed baseboard, which really tied the whole room together.
Before and Afters :)
Such a big difference!
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  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Jan 10, 2018
    I hate doing this (asking about something that's not part of the project, but..) where can I find that round rug?

  • Patricia Preston Patricia Preston on Jan 20, 2018
    how hard was sanding the wall, had the room been painted before the wallpaper?

  • Carol rathburn Carol rathburn on Mar 05, 2018

    Where or how did you get the rug your room is great the rug is awesome

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