Dining room before and afters..
Ahh yeeesssss! This is bringing back so many memories! The lovely sanded suede walls that were so course you could ex foliate your skin with the wall. And the baseboards on the ceiling!?! I don't get it. Why go through the effort? Back in the 70's this room was what they call a conversation pit. Roomer has it the floor dropped down 18 inches in this room and in the master (with of course stairs leading down to the pit :)). Notice there are no ceiling lights. I wonder if this room ever had lights. The electrician found all sorts of wiring craziness in the attic. Perhaps we will never know. The owners before us filled the two rooms with concrete to make the floors all the same level through out the house.
Here is a better view of the original window.
This is the same spot after all the brick wall was cut out to make room for the double French doors.
The picture below was taken standing in the old master bedroom that is now the front room. If you look at the floor and the celling you can see where we demoed part of the master bedroom wall to open up the space. Directly to the right is the old master bath. In this picture we were still in the process of taking that out.
Here is the After ...
And here is Ben taking out the only brick wall we DIY'd. It was ridiculous! We did not have the proper tools to take out that wall. It took him most of the day! What a pain! We called in the professionals for the rest of the block that was removed! That section plus maybe 6 inches is now the walk through to the family room. Moving that wall in made the dinning room 3 feet narrower but on the up side the kitchen is 3 feet wider! :)
|Chalk art done by yours truly:) It's pretty bad! I am left handed. Me and chalk have never gotten along. I need to hire a professional. Is there such thing as a chalk art professional?|
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All my love,