Jared had been wanting to remove this wall for as long as we have been married. I really like this wall. But being able to seat more people around my table and display my vintage Pyrex, polish pottery, and other pretty dishes in a glass cabinet has won out over having a pantry. The wall has been removed.
This is what was on the other side, my pantry and laundry room.
Jared started last Thursday night by removing the Sheetrock and letting in 500 fruit flies (I counted them as I killed them over the next few days). It was too nice of an evening to not have the windows open. Sigh. I love fall, but hate fruit flies. I suppose they are better than crickets or at least easier to kill. Each season seems to have a weakness, is this to keep us longing for our eternal home?
More pictures to come as the steps are completed. Any suggestions?
Dad and Jared put in the header (because it is a load bearing wall).
Here is the header with the supports removed. Dad is getting some Martin time before he leaves for the evening.
And here is a picture in the daylight.
He hopes to have it drywalled and painted in the next few weeks. The goal is to finish the paint before the baby comes.
1. New longer table (we think we like this one at ikea with two leaves)
2. Build bench seat
3. Install new cabinets over bench seat
4. Curtains to cover washer and dryer
5. New matching curtains on all windows (I think Jared has already picked a fabric. I might start sewing these if I have some free time - my new Lewis book is distracting me).
6. Shelves in the broom closet to store Christmas dishes, which used to be on bottom shelf of pantry
7. Paint whole kitchen one color
8. Maybe paint back door?