The Dining Room

So, here is the process we went through in renovating our dining.  I should first state that there wasn’t a formal dining in this house when we bought it.  Instead it was only an eat-in kitchen.  Some people are okay with that, but I love to entertain so a dining room was a must!  Here’s what it looked like before…

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Okay, this may be a little tricky to explain but I’m gonna try my best:)  See that wall way in the back??  That is now where our dining room is.  We took down that wall and pushed it back about another 10 feet.

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Here’s some evidence that I really did help:) This is actually the project we started the day we closed on the house.  We didn’t waste any time:)

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Did I mention what troopers they were???  We have amazing kiddos:):)  Toot toot….that’s me tooting my own horn, you can do that with your kids though!:)

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Okay, so this is a picture after we tore the wall down.  It opened it up to a small den they had on the other side.  It was quite big and we decided to eat into some of that space to create the dining room.  We then turned that den into our office…the room I’m blogging from right now:)

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Here’s the view from the den.  The wall in front of you is getting moved in to about the spot of the door on the left.  We since took out the gas stove and brick and may someday put that little stove in one of the outbuildings for a man cave for Ry:)

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I wanted to throw this picture in too to remind you that we took out that half wall and opened it all up, which also made our dining room bigger.

Okay, enough pics of the old, onto the new…

So just to jog your memory….the before…

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and the after…

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