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Renovation-Day 2

Finally the renovation project is under way.  The first thing we did was to close in my living room a bit.  Here is a picture taken before, and it's hard to see, but my living room is completely open.  I'm all for open spaces, however, there was no separation from the entry way–in fact, there is no entry way.  You open the front door and sort of fall into the entire house.  The girls and I have never liked this.  We wanted to make a little more formal and cozy at the same time—before:


Here is a picture of work in progress.  Todd, my carpenter, is building arches in between the area that runs along the so called entry way and the living room to form two distinct separate areas.  I hope this all makes sense.  I'll have more photos as we move along….
We are also adding arches to the openings that separate the dining room and living room so it doesn't look like several projects that never quite finished.

  • lis
    February 5, 2009 at 7:22 am

    it sounds like a blast, Judy. i love this type of chaos…building dreams into reality. i wish you all the best in your renovation!

  • Stylecrusader
    February 5, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Looks great!! Arches are a great look! We have one in our house separating out living room/dinning room. I’m sure it will turn out beautifully!

  • juliet
    February 5, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Oh, now all the decor posts make sence! You’re doing one!
    juliet xxx

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    February 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Good luck with the reno! I love how arches create such a cozy look and feel…in a magazine, I saw a beautiful archway complete with natural linen curtains…so breezy in spring/summer~

  • Mudrick
    February 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Hi Judy,
    I just found both your and Jane’s blogs and am enjoying them so much. Can’t wait to see more of your lovely home!

  • DSD
    February 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Your home is a total inspiration to me! Can’t wait to see how the arches turn out.

  • Lauren
    February 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Looks like a neat project, hope it turns out well : )

  • Astrid
    February 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    all the best in the renovationS!Get a good duster!!

  • Alexandra
    February 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Your renovation looks amazing, interesting and unique.

  • Brook and Lyn
    February 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Wow when you say renovation you really mean it. I never even thought about putting arches in the frames. I love that little mantel that from the photo looks like driftwood.

  • alex
    February 5, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    cant wait to see the finished results! ive admired your home in the background of your pictures and in Jane’s!

  • Athena
    February 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Sounds fun. I look forward to the finished project!

    February 6, 2009 at 10:52 am

    can’t wait to see it all finished. i bet will be amazing.

  • steph
    February 18, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Love your house. Could you tell me who is the artist of the painting in the final picture?

  • Alice
    April 3, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    thank you thank you for your great ideas , I’m renovating my house this summer and you gave me so much inspiaration ! I’m a home design lover !! Love your blog !! 🙂
    from quebec , canada

  • Toronto Basement Renovations
    March 18, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Wow what a nice art of renovation I really like it. Pictures you have posted here of your home are really lovely.