As I continue to share about the remodeling of our old farm house, I'm moving on to the living room today. Originally, the living room had a window on each side of the fireplace. There were two doors on the wall visible below. One went into what is now our bedroom and one was a closet that was built out into the same room. The15 x 15 ft room had four doors and four windows...can you imagine?
We removed the window to the left of the fireplace and the two doors leading to the bedroom. We also took out the low ceiling. We used boards from the walls we removed in the kitchen to cover the holes left behind. Every inch of the entire house was walled with 1 x 12 boards from floor to ceiling even inside the closets and the wood was so hard you could barely drive a nail through it.
The new wood floors continued from the dining area into the living area.
My favorite part of the room is the fireplace. Mark did a terrific job with the design and I gave it a great paint job, if I do say so myself! We used slate tiles and added a gas stove insert. It is exactly what I envisioned.
We also removed the door leading into the dining room and created an entryway.
Here's a look at the before and after together...
...it makes me tired just thinking about it!
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