Restoring Our Old Farm House No. 4 - Dining Room

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This weekend we are taking a look at the before and after of the dining area which is opposite of the kitchen, but in the same room. 
When we first started this project, the kitchen and dining were two separate rooms. The picture below was taken while standing inside the kitchen looking into what is now the dining room. It was nothing short of a total mess!
 The first order of business was to clear everything out so I enlisted the help of my family.
This shot shows the small door leading to the living area on the left, which we later enlarged (you saw that last week) and the door leading to our guest room on the right. The guest room door was right in the center of the wall so we relocated it to the far left.
 This construction shot shows the one door enlarged and the other relocated.
The low ceilings were removed and vaulted. 
The sheet rock is up and the ceiling installed. We adapted big galvanized barn lights into drop down lighting by replacing the crooked neck with conduit. 
We spent our first nights in the house sleeping in the dining room while our bedroom was being finished. After 18 months, I was so happy to be sleeping in my own house again.
This is how it looks today. We've added a sun room off the dining area where the windows were located. We'll look at the sun room next time.

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Wishing you God's best,

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  1. Wow, what a big project! I love how your kitchen turned out and I look forward to seeing your sunroom soon.
    I am a part of a Blogland Tour this week, would you be interested in being a part of it? I will give you more details if you agree! It's fun...

    1. I'm not sure what a Blogland Tour is, you may email me details at Thanks for visiting!

  2. Yes, you definitely belong on the Blog Tour. Love this renovation!

  3. Looking so nice! So much work but it is turning out beautifully.

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  4. Hi Elaine. New follower here. I found you on Creative Country Mom and have been looking through your home remodeling posts. Your farm house is beautiful. I love it! Love the "heart rocks for your pocket", too. Very uplifting. Have a great day. xxx ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottae

    1. Thank you, Nancy. I'm so happy to have you following along!

  5. What a lot of work resulting in a beautiful room later on! :)

  6. What a makeover! And your bottle holder rocks! :)



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