New Years Eve in the happy house...
...you are probably thinking of parties or snuggling in with a movie, right?
Well, this year was a bit different. We took down a wall. Well, to be more exact we cut a hole in a wall. A rather big hole. A hole that allows so much amazing light into our once dark kitchen. It's really a great hole.
Here's how the whole thing went down... (ha! get it!!)
This is the wall we targeted. Can you hear the eerie music in the background... *dun dun dun -- dun dun dun*
We removed the very large mirror that was here when we bought the house.
Covered everything -- tree included -- with plastic sheets.
Made a humungo mess as Mr. Happy cut out the hole on the dining room side with a circular saw. Dust was flying, it was noisy... it was exhilarating!
A tiny hole was made on the kitchen side. Just look at all the light pouring in! We can see the light!
Another big mess as the kitchen hole was cut. Tons more dust flying! No turning back now.
And here are the first results! We can actually eat breakfast in the kitchen now without turning on the lights. It's really a remarkable difference!
We have a lot more finishing to do. But since this picture, the studs were cut, the edges were sheet rocked and metal edges installed, the first two coats of joint compound are on and ready to be sanded.
We are also ordering the counter top for the breakfast bar this week. I would like to get a nice thick piece of wood to put there. It's going to be so awesome when it's all put back together! I will be sure to keep you updated on the progress we, well, make progress!
I just love the Mr's vision of what he wants to do with the house -- he's spot on and I am one lucky girl!
---Linking to Midweek Blues and All About You Monday's and Fab Friday---