Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Dining Room Revisited

We were busy over the weekend. Correction, Hubby was busy... I maintained a supporting role. These Marvin windows have been sitting in our barn for the last several weeks. The day they were delivered was very exciting as we were finally able to start our summer dining room project (we decided that this was to be our one big house project this summer).

When the new dining room addition (here) went in a few years ago, we agonized over the difficult decision of whether to have a dining cabinet or windows on the eastern wall. We chose the cabinet, but we knew soon after that we should have chosen the windows. Luckily, we had the forethought to have the contractor install a header anyway so that changing our minds could be an option.

Here's some snapshots of what happened over the weekend.

Here's the mock up. Hubby used painters tape to give us a visual of where we wanted to place the two windows on that wall. The cabinet (turned secretary) was relocated to the living room several months ago. I then started planning what we'd put in its place and decided on a tall mirror and side table.

The prep work.

The first light.

Hubby was able to lift the windows in by taking out the bottom sash to reduce the weight (smart). The new windows have created an entirely new perspective and view from the room.

This is what it looks like now! Next comes the insulation, drywall, molding and trim (inside and out).

And of course, painting and decorating.

I'll post the after photos when it's done!



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