Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wall Is Gone And New floors


The wall between the living room and office is finally gone and now I actually have a dining room!  The original owners added this wall when they built the house and used the room as an office.  With this layout there was no room to have a dining table with chairs that could be pushed away from the table.

You may remember the dining set from our previous home.  It's been in storage for over two years and I couldn't be happier to have it in our home again.

You know how one thing always leads to another when it comes to home remodels?  With the wall removed we decided this was the time to add new wood floors.  Up next is adding quarter round trim, wainscoting, painting and decorating the new dining room.

Below is a before picture taken last Christmas.  I would have loved to keep an arched entry but it just wasn't structurally possible.

See the built-in bookcase?  We originally planned to remove it but at the last minute we decided we needed all the storage we could get and kept it.  It will be dressed up with molding and new knobs.

This little drawing is to show you the plans for adding wainscoting.  I can't wait to get through with all the tedious stuff and get down to the fun of many plans! 

Our house looked like this for a week and a half and I soooo happy to get the mess cleaned up.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Share Your Style #2

Thanks to everyone that joined The Share Your Style party last week.  Wow, what a turn out for our very first linky party.  Over 200 of you joined in and your links had over 20,000 views in the first 24 hours.  

If you want to join in the fun this week just add your link to one of the blogs hosting and it will show up on all eight blogs....8 x the exposure!   Thanks for visiting and I am excited to see what you have to share this week.

Debra is hosting this week so I'll turn it over to her.



Hello Everyone, it's Debra From Common Ground, and I 'm this week's host for Share Your Style #2. What a great turnout we had for last week's opening of 
Share Your Style! 
A big thank you goes out to each and every one of you who joined in to make it such a success. I'm super excited to be hosting this week, it's been so much fun for me to get a chance to visit your great links, meeting some new people, and seeing all the wonderful creativity out here.

I hope you'll drop by and get to know
the other hosts of Share Your Style:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here   
Debra @ Common Ground 

And I'd love for you to come by and visit my blog, Common Ground.
 Here's a sample of things I shared last week:

There were so many amazing links last week
 that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few features. 
But here goes...

Looking like it came out of a magazine layout,
this French Country Mantel from Pamela
 at From My Front Porch to Yours has the perfect balance.

I've oogled this Ticking Stripe Ottoman Redo 
from Cindy at Beaux Reves, all week!

I'm lovin' this wonderful plate display
 from Shelia from Note Songs;

Rustic and Refined Grain Sack Chair from Susan at Simply Stone Creek,
 shows a beautiful alternative to white or gray paint
 with this wonderful deep, rich, black accent.

I'm ready for an amazing Spring Wreath DIY  
from Ramon at Row House Blog.

And Amy from Ms.Toody Goo Shoes 
gave us a yummy and good for you too, snack:

Thanks so much you all!!

Hope you'll join in with all your decor,
 vintage, DIY, tablescapes, creations and yummies...
anything STYLE related.
Please have a link back within your specific post
 and visit a few new-to-you links for some great inspiration!


   OK, let's have some fun and get started!

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    An InLinkz Link-up

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

20,000 Views In First 24 Hours

Hello Everyone.

Thank you so much to everyone that linked to our very first  Share Your Style party and a big thank you to my seven co-host that worked so hard to make the party a success.

The exposure from the first party was amazing with Inlinkz  showing your links were viewed 20,000 times in the first 24 hours.  WAHOO!

Get those DIY projects, home décor and recipes ready to share.  I hope to see you at this weeks party starting Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM Eastern time.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First Share Your Style Party

Hi Everyone. 
I am very excited to be hosting the very first Share Your Style link party.  This party has been a couple of months in the making and it is wonderful to finally see my ideas come to fruition. 

For maximum exposure add your link to one blog and it will show up on all Eight blogs.
 Click on any host below to add your link to all eight blogs.
Lynn @ The Vintage Nest          Kelly @ The Essence Of Home   Martina @ Northern Nesting
Ron @ Uptown Acorn                Amanda @ Dixie Delights

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the party.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waiting For The Dust To Settle

Painting the kitchen cabinets has been put on hold until all the dust settles. We finally got a contractor to open up the wall between the living room and the soon to be dining room. 

Do you remember what it looked like?

With the wall opened there is now enough room for our dining table that has been in storage for over two years. 

It's amazing how much brighter both rooms are with the opening enlarged.  We have new wood floors being installed next week in the living and dining room.

Dad and Steve pulled up the carpet, padding and nail strips and then scraped off the glue.  This is turning out to be a bigger project than we originally thought.

The furniture has to be moved out of these two rooms for the installers.  There is not a single room in our house that is not full of stacked décor and furniture.  I think this is worse than when we moved into the house seven months ago!

After all this work I promised Steve we would wait a few weeks before starting on the kitchen remodel.

I'll be back to show pictures once the floor is finished and the house is back in order.

Just a reminder... The very first Share Your Style link party starts tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at
7:00PM.  You'll be able to share your link here, or at any of the co-host blogs, and it will show up on all EIGHT blogs.

Hope to see you at the party.


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