Friday, January 30, 2009

A Look At What's Going On At Our House......

As I mentioned earlier in the week, we are in the process of removing a wall between our den and the sun porch...we've enjoyed having the sun porch in years past but as our family has grown our needs have changed....we presently have 14 people in our immediate family....eight grandchildren....when everyone is here at the same time, we have very close communion....

......this is the den wall................




This is the other side.....on the sun porch side....it's really an insulated room.....already being packed....
The day finally arrives....wall today.......
Wall gone..............
Danny our talented builder and Andrew....his assistant......

New sheet rock ceiling.........

Looking from the porch part into the former den.....
Looking out into the former porch section....
Matching windows on each side........I can see dollars signs for window coverings.....the den has plantation shutters and I would really like to have them in this part.....maybe later....

The porch has a hand painted brick floor that I did years ago....but all the floor will have wood laminate with brick pavers at the back door entry and the fireplace hearth......


Choices, choices, choices...... the walls are painted 'Water Chestnut'...a Sherwin Williams paint....I've had this color on walls in two homes and I never tire of it.....

Hopefully, the flooring will be put down this week and I can straighten up and clean up.......

23 comments:

Susie said...

Removing that wall will really give you a wonderful room for entertaining. We have the laminate in our kitchen/eating area and it makes cleanup a breeze!
hugs))
PS I recently changed my blog to private and sent you an invitation but it keeps bouncing. Not sure why unless I have the wrong email address...

Devita said...

A big WOW for the new big room. I love it. that's a good idea though!

Ruthann said...

Hi sweet Betty, I am so glad you stopped by....I am praying right now for Amy....and I will keep her in prayer. God is good, He is in control. He is at her side. Blessings to all of your family.

I love the expansion taking place in your home!! I love a big great room for the family to gather. I know it is a hassle, but you will be so glad you did it!
Bless you dear Betty, my southern sista!
Hugs to you and Amy!!
Ruthann

Barbara said...

What a difference this is going to make for you Betty. Hope you will show it when it is completed.

And to think while you have been doping this, Ihave been playing in the snow! Come see.

Cathy said...

I know you all will enjoy that nice big room, Betty. It is looking very pretty!

cityfarmer said...

yep, time to haul out the Electrolux...I've been sweepin' for a week now...

I LOVE the change up, but you knew I would.

It will suit y'all very nicely...hopin' you still have some close communion.

Jillian said...

Hi Betty! I love your room renovation...looking great! I know you will make it look gorgeous when they are done.

Jillian

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Friend Betty.......

John and I were privileged to have an earlier preview of your pictures and as you know, we do so admire this enormous room you have created....... remembering how it was when we visited, we can well imagine what a massive room it is now. So lovely to see things that prompt such fond memories of our time with you too.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Fondest Love - Marion

Linda said...

Betty, your remodeling is wonderful. What a difference and I love the windows. The new room is going to be perfect for all your gathering...hugs, Linda

Jillian said...

Hi again! I know you may be busy with your renovation ....but while you wait for them to finish you've been tagged! Hop on over...

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Betty,
I am so excited for you and at the same time reliving moments when we were remodeling. LOL!! Everything looks like it is running along smoothly ,and I am so glad....I can't wait to see the finished project.
Blessings,
Sue

Barbara said...

I am gpoing to leave another comment here Betty to see what happens.

Ever since my last cooment I have had a daily E-mail saying that mail delivery has failed and it has your E address on plus my comment. I do see however that the comment did register on your post.

Mary said...

Betty,

That room is going to be perfect for a Great Room. There will be lots of love and laughter between those walls. I'm looking forward to more photos as the work progresses.

Sorry I haven't been over to visit lately. First we lost Meeko, then we got the new puppy and I've been a very busy lady. Drop by for a visit when you can.

Blessings,
Mary

Stacey said...

Hi Betty! Just came across your room renovation while blog hopping. It looks terrific. That will end up to be a light bright big room!! I love the paint color. :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

It is gonna look beautiful...can't wait to see the floors. cherry

Susie said...

Just popping in again to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!
((hugs))

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Betty, It is going to look so pretty and so much bigger. I hope you have had a very happy day.

Sorry, I have not been to visit in a while but I have been ill for several weeks. I am doing very good now. Hope to come visit more often. Have a great week. connie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Oh my gosh! That is going to be one fabulous room! I can't wait to see it with the floors put in!

Manuela

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You are going to love this!! I just know it.

Lynn said...

Wow! What an ambitious project. And it is turning out beautifully! I'll bet your extended family will love it :)

Katherine said...

I just found your blog from Life At Home blog. It looks like you are very busy in your construction. Hope all is going well and will be finished soon. :)

I took your cute little test and I am not quite dirt yet....just halfway there. LOL
But I do remember some of those things.

Your blog is neat and I will check back often. :)

Blessings,

~Katherine~
CountryRomantic.blogspot.com

cityfarmer said...

oh, I can't help but be wonderin' if you've come out from under the "sample pile"....are you getting close to done?????

Barbara said...

I guess you must be busy with your renovations Betty. Hope you are well.