Before I get carried away with all the stitching and knitting planned for this year, I thought I would get caught up with some of the changes from 2009. This was the year we finally took down that wall I wanted gone when we bought the house in 1999. Have a peek:
This is the wall I wanted gone, from both the living room and the kitchen views.
Here is the view after that first weekend of construction in August:
In the front entryway, I took off the door to the small coat closet, and we opened that area up as well:
There was rewiring, as we moved electrical outlets, phone outlets, light switches, and we removed both a cupboard and the fan hood above the stove:
After many rounds of drywall mud, much sanding, painting, repairing the holes in the ceiling where the walls came down, having the ceiling painted, having the laminate installed, and cutting and laying tile for the entryways, this is how things ended up! Feel free to imagine some fresh flowers, candlelight, and reveal-type music here.