Our Log Home Primary Bedroom Renovation | Before and Plans

After almost nine years, we are finally ready to renovate our log home primary bedroom. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to get started on this project!

We decided to participate in the Fall 2022 One Room Challenge® event for this project! That means we are going to do our best to finish this massive project in eight weeks! I'll post our progress each week to keep y'all up to date on what's happening. You can also see all of the other projects that are happening for the challenge by clicking that link above.

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Ok, so to introduce this project to those who may be new to our home, our log home bedroom is heavy on... wood.

The walls are wood.

The ceiling is wood.

The beams are wood.

The floors are... subfloor. But they will be wood to match the rest of the house.

Just so you know, we will not be painting any of the wood. This wood is literally hand hewn Eastern White Pine. We respect the wood the house was crafted from. We appreciate the work that was done by the craftsmen who built it.

What we will be doing is removing the shakes from the walls and replacing it with drywall. The shakes just are excessive on the wood. We removed them from our kitchen walls and it made such a difference with the brightness.

Here are a few other shots of the bedroom before we get started.

This corner has been our building materials and tool staging area for, I don't know, two years?

I'll be happy to see that stuff go!

Two things here, the upper part of that wall is a popcorn finish. We will be removing that and refinishing that drywall.

Also, I'd love to add a giant statement chandelier between those beams. 

And remove at least one of the two ceiling fans. But I love my ceiling fans for sleeping, and some sort of air movement is an absolute must with these tall ceilings. I'll be trying to find an alternative way to move air.

Our Project Work List

I know this list will grow longer and more specific, but for now here are the main jobs that need to be done:

Remove shakes from upper walls
Remove popcorn finish from upper wall
Install drywall
Install wide plank pine floors
Install door trim
Install chandelier
Install a reclaimed beam mantel
Install fireplace trim
Install doors for bathroom and closet
Decorate (this is open-ended lol)

As always, thanks for stopping by and following along with our renovation projects!