Sunday, July 17, 2011

Under Construction...

Here to give our friends and family who have been asking us for pictures another construction update.  Our living room is getting a face lift.  You see, we have a very large living room upstairs and a family room where we spend most of our time downstairs.  Lots of living space in two different rooms, if you will.  When we purchased the house, the casual dining area was connected to the kitchen, but I had hoped to end up in a home with a formal dining area, with the kitchen out of sight.  Since I didn't feel like furnishing two large living areas, I decided to split the space upstairs and put my dining room set on one side and the living set on the other.  As time went on, I was happy with this choice, but wanted a better way to define the different spaces.  What do you think of the 'room divide' I came up with?  My goal was to define each space, without enclosing or taking away square footage from any of it. 

The set up
Unfortunately, this is the only picture of the space I found
Constructing the room divider

The arch I had built to mark the distinct spaces
Before and after
View from 'dining room' before

View from dining room after
I'll be back to address other changes we've made to this room soon!  It's been an exciting week of construction, and we're looking forward to what week two produces.


  1. Wow, what a great transformation. It adds so much character to the space.

  2. Hey! i was excited to check this out, this is going to look so awesome! Let me know when it's finished, I'd love to post about it =)