Construction Update: Old Haigler Inn

Things are happening at Old Haigler Inn! While we were sheltering in place during the Coronavirus outbreak, we took that opportunity to do a little painting. And by a little, I mean A LOT!

Let's just say that some of us didn't mind going up that ladder and some of us did.

But man does a good coat or two of paint make a big difference. This space that was once all orange, brown and tan, looks instantly chic, modern and airy. Using the wall with the fireplace wall as a large accent draws the eye in and up, highlighting the tall ceilings and massive fireplace.

Who likes the antler chandelier? Who wants to see it go? We'll let you know what we decide or follow us on Instagram and Facebook... maybe we'll take a vote!

For anyone trying to take on a painting job this big, we have a few tips for you...

  1. We highly recommend covering your floors and using sturdy ladders or scaffolding to help you complete the project.

  2. Measure the square footage of the room and the wall/ceiling height to make sure you purchase enough paint to cover the space.

  3. If you're dealing with wooden, dark or worn walls, we recommend using a primer first to make sure that the finished paint color goes on smoothly and the project looks professional when it's complete.

  4. Choose quality paint over a bargain brand. There are plenty of paints that offer affordable pricing and good quality, but skip the super cheap stuff that doesn't cover well or you'll end up putting 4 or 5 coats on your walls to get a good finished look. That much paint will end up costing more in the long run.

  5. Use rollers with an extension rod to save your back, and buy quality brushes.

  6. For projects like this one that take several days to complete, make sure you thoroughly wash your brushes out, so they're not ruined with dried in paint.

That's the biggest thing happening with Old Haigler Inn for now, but we look forward to sharing more projects and construction update with you in the near future.

Stay well and safe!