Waiting For The Dust To Settle

by Sherry

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.

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Deserae February 18, 2015 - 2:49 am

WOW!!! What a huge project….it will be so worth all the dust in the end though :o)
Can't wait to see it!

Eilis February 18, 2015 - 2:52 am

How exciting! And new wood floors too… Looking forward to seeing your "after" posts.
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) February 18, 2015 - 3:04 am

Oh wow, this is going to look so nice. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky February 18, 2015 - 3:11 am

I'm excited for the new party! I feel your pain, we are having hardwood floors torn up and replaced on Thurs. and even though they were going to do all of them we are limiting it to the kitchen and morning room. I could not figure out where the heck we would put everything to do it all! We would have had to apck like we did to move in here. Excited to see all you are doing!!!

[email protected] Ground February 18, 2015 - 3:33 am

wow Sherry, this is going to be fabulous!!!

Rita C. February 18, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Ugh. Scope creep…..when a project gets bigger and bigger. Seems to happen every time.

[email protected] Designs February 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm

I know that it is such a stressful situation whenever renovation is involved; however, just by the snipits here I can see that it is going to be amazing!

Katie Clooney February 18, 2015 - 12:56 pm

What a difference! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

Ellen, the Bluestocking Belle February 18, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Ack, don't projects almost always turn out to be bigger than we thought? That's my experience, anyway! But won't it be FABULOUS when it's finished!

thepaintedapron.com February 18, 2015 - 7:16 pm

you poor thing! but how exciting!

Curtains in My Tree February 18, 2015 - 8:54 pm

I know it will be worth it when it's all Done

Also it will be so nice, can't wait to see it all finished

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting February 19, 2015 - 12:46 am

Sherry the new opening looks FABULOUS!! Can't wait to see the new hardwood floors…they're going to look beautiful!

The Polka Dot Closet February 19, 2015 - 3:53 am

OMG you are on a roll…I don't know how you get it all done!! That is one huge project, but will be so worth it!!


Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane February 19, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Oh Sherry it may be a pain in the neck right now to have all of your stuff stacked up everywhere, but I can tell from these pics that it is going to be a fabulous renovation! Hang in there.
XO Barbara

Tina at Home Sweet Home 14 February 19, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Excited to see it when it's all finished! Love the archway.

Miss Kitty February 22, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Wow! What amazing changes you have going on in your home, Sherry! Can't wait to see the end result. We thought it would be a good idea to get new carpet before company came last Thanksgiving…big mistake! Like you said, it was like moving all over again.


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