Saturday, June 5, 2010

Demolition Weekend

Well sort of. We have bookcases on either side of the living and dining that separate the two rooms. When we bought the house I loved them, but they totally limit how we can arrange the furniture and make our living areas seem really small so we decided to remove them. We did the first one this weekend (I could only get out of the house for a couple hours with the kids). Im really happy with how it turned out and we finally have the TV where we want it. It went pretty easily so doing the other side should be simple enough. The area where the bookcases used to be will be refinished whenever we get around to refinishing this side of the house...haha! So soon we will be repainting those areas and replacing all the trim and baseboards....

Jeremiah did put some crown up in the kitchen. Its just simple 1x3. We saw it done in a friend's house and loved the simplicity of it and it really goes with the craftsman style. I'll post pics of that when we get it painted.

HOPEFULLY we will be re-doing our bathroom in July. It so HAS to happen! Its nice to finally be making some headway on this house...I swear it seems like its taking forever (oh wait...thats because it is!). Here are some pics...

Yay! The couch now covers the ugly fireplace (a project that is sooooo low on the list) You can also see the bookcase that is still there that will be gone in a couple weeks too :)
And this is where the bookcase died...

2 comments:

Joanne said...

I love it! Totally opens up the room!!

Eva Scott said...

I do like those bookcases a lot but totally get what you mean about how they can close stuff off! We have built-ins around our fireplace and it makes it only one way to do the living room so totally feeling you on that!!