Wall Is Gone And New floors

by Sherry

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.




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[email protected] At Lydias House March 2, 2015 - 1:38 am

I am enjoying watching you transform your new home with your signature style! You are making great progress!

Ron March 2, 2015 - 1:42 am

I cannot wait to see the continued progress, Sherry!

[email protected] March 2, 2015 - 2:19 am

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.

Kelly March 2, 2015 - 2:25 am

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!

NanaDiana March 2, 2015 - 3:05 am

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 2, 2015 - 3:12 am

It looks fabulous and the floors are wonderful. You are on a roll, such a great space.

Laurel Stephens March 2, 2015 - 4:37 am

It looks so pretty! I can imagine your happiness to have your home back to "normal" again. On to the next project! The wainscoting will be lovely.

sweet violets March 2, 2015 - 5:01 am

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…

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest March 2, 2015 - 9:07 am

Oh, very nice! So – you are putting up batten board wainscoting by the looks of it? Oh is that gonna be NICE!

Your changes are looking great!

Sherry @ Thrift My House March 2, 2015 - 12:58 pm

How exciting! I like the bookcase in the dining room. I can imagine how pretty it'll be with the new molding and hardware. Enjoy the progress!

[email protected] Designs March 2, 2015 - 1:44 pm

So beautiful Sherry…I am enjoying following your journey of your beautiful home and the remodeling process…love that you kept the built in.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home March 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

What a great difference that made! Looking forward to see the changes as they happen!

All About Vignettes March 2, 2015 - 3:29 pm

I love the floors Sherry. So glad you kept the built ins. Can't wait to see all the touches you'll add.

Curtains in My Tree March 2, 2015 - 10:41 pm

I love your black table and chairs, I am in the painting mood so I just might paint mine

It will soon be over then we all can ooooooh and ahhhhhhhh over it LOL

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting March 2, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Sherry I LOVE your new floors!! Can't wait to see the continued progress… it's going to look beautiful!!

Lulu March 3, 2015 - 1:29 am

Quite a project but the changes, especially the open space, are wonderful. Wainscoting will be a perfect touch.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 4, 2015 - 3:44 am

I know how you feel living with the mess till it is done. My house is a wreck just working on one tiny bathroom.

Wild Oak Designs March 4, 2015 - 4:15 pm

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….

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane March 4, 2015 - 6:23 pm

How exciting Sherry! I love the new floors and the more open floor plan with the wall gone. Can't wait to see how your decorate this new space…I am sure it will be simply gorgeous!
XO Barbara

Patricia Krank March 5, 2015 - 1:34 am

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,

Gentle Joy March 5, 2015 - 2:54 am

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. 🙂

Jamie Morgan March 5, 2015 - 6:27 pm

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

[email protected] Ground March 7, 2015 - 4:30 am

I missed this post, Sherry. It's looking fabulous and I know you must be so excited that it's all coming together. Can't wait to see what you do with the space!!


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