Monday, January 17, 2011

Dining Room Makeover

I promised this was coming, and here it is...finally!


For about a year, we have been stuck in the "talking phase" of a dining room/living room wall makeover. You know that stage...it's all "talk" and no action. While deep down I do love organization and know the benefits of mulling things over before just jumping in, on the surface I get severely annoyed by "all talk and no action". If we are talking about it and have somewhat of a game plan in our heads, then let's just do the project and get it over with...as quick as possible! :o) It's probably not the best mentality to have.


Anywho...


We talked...we drew on the wall to get ideas...we consulted with good friends on how much/where/arch or no arch/window or no window. And finally, one night in October, Hubby walked out to his work truck, grabbed a tool, calmly entered the dining room...and attacked the wall. Of course, I jumped out of my seat, stopped the insanity, insisted on some sort of dust management, and then let Hubby go on his merry way of destruction.




Here is our dining room before...





...and the living room wall before (they are back-to-back)...






Dining room side of the wall down...





And we are through!




Of course, we had some child labor during the destruction and clean up process. ;o)







Studded out and ready for drywall...





...And drywalled! We decided to drywall the entire dining room instead of battling with wallpaper removal. We had enough of that "fun" when we did the living room and didn't want to deal with that process again.





And here she is, walls painted, flooring in, cleaned up...







The view from the living room...




In the corner of the dining room we had a cabinet that we painted green several years ago. I wanted it cream this time, so here's her transformation:






None
of this would have happened if I didn't have a Hubby that knew what he was doing...and if we didn't have a terrific neighbor who knows how to drywall rounded corners! :o)


So, there you have it! I'm done with big projects for now, but I'm sure some little ones will come along in the near future, so keep watching! ;o)

7 comments:

Lori Stoltzfus said...

WOW-impressive!

Kara Stoltzfus said...

so loving that. what a change.
opens up everything!
we talk of knocking down the wall in our dining room and expanding in our kitchen as well. someday.

thinking of you loads this time of year. remembering josiah!

lija s said...

wow, beth! it really does just open up the downstairs floor plan. it looks incredible- all that hard work finally pays off! =)

Christa said...

This looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see it in person!!!

Amanda said...

It looks wonderful!! Great job, Curt! That cabinet looks familiar...was that my mom's? It looks great painted white!

Sara said...

It looks great! I love the color in the dining room.

Cariluz and Ike said...

Wow,you guys are truly talented and so resourceful! It looks great - now you have me looking forward to seeing your next project! : )