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 decorating....so 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.