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 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.





23 thoughts on “Wall Is Gone And New floors”

  1. How wonderful your dining is and I know that you are so happy to have it. The dining room table and chairs look so good in there.
    Floor looks great and I am looking forward to seeing it all decked out.
    Have a great week.

  2. How pretty! I know you must be enjoying the extra space. I love your new wood floors too. I remember putting them in our home many years ago and I believe it was the best thing we ever did!

  3. Sherry, For some reason you dropped off my reading list. I need to go back and see this from the start. I reinstalled you on my side bar so I hope that keeps me notified now when you post. I am really hating blogger lately.

    Your floor and room look really great! Can't wait to see more.

    Have a great night- xo Diana

  4. The new floors popped right out, and I said to myself, "self, I don't remember those hard wood floors before" !!! And, ha, they are brand new and beautiful!!

    The bookcase makes for great storage in the dining room. I know its messy now, but will be all worth it!! hugs…

  5. Oh it is stunning!! The floors are amazing and the dining room will give you years of enjoyment….
    I love your table…where did you find that? I love how it looks.
    I know how a "simple" job leads to another….often the case….

  6. Beautiful new floors Sherry and I'll bet you're excited to have a dining room again. That is my next big project to finish. Love watching your progress.
    Bless you,

  7. How nice your project has turned out so far…. and wonderful plans for the rest of it. It looks great and it is always so nice to change things so they work better… and we can enjoy them more. 🙂

  8. Sherry — I never comment on blogs but sure enjoy reading them. You are one of my favorites and just love your taste. I have a question–where did you purchase the end tables on each side of your white sofa? Jamie

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