After doing some puttering in the house this morning I am looking forward to getting out to the garden on this lovely sunny day here on the Island(of course ,that is Prince Edward Island for those of you who may think there is any other Island). Before I go out to the garden I thought I would share a few photos of the continuing saga of our livingroom makeover.
I wanted to make our open living room into a more cozy spot for reading and dining etc. so it is more of a library now. We had a carpenter come(Peter MacDonald-Thank you!) and he put the wall in between the hallway and livingroom turned library. The wall has sliding french pocket doors so we can easily keep the room opened up without taking up space.. The wall was originally there but someone had removed it before we bought the house thirty four years ago.The openness of the house worked well when there were seven children running around but now with just my husband and I living here I could picture a warm cozy place to read by the fireside on those long winter evenings. My husband joked that he can't wait for a snowstorm so he can actually sit for a spell and read in here!
This wall was put back in about ten years ago but the carpenter also built the bookcases for us and we love them!
I am planning on rolling up the carpet for the summer and giving the floors a coat of varnish. I am also on the lookout for a round table that will seat 4-6 people .When all our family come for dinner we have a long table that folds down that we can still use in here.
I am still playing with the shelve organization.
This is a woodburning fireplace that we only use on special occassions-but you are special so I lit it for you! We painted the fireplace and had Peter(our carpenter) build the mantel above to tie it all in and then we painted it to match the bookcases etc.
This is the new wall from the hallway. The clock in the corner was my parents and I plan to paint it ivory some time soon.
This is a new chair that our children gave me for Mother's Day- I was so happy !
This is the view from the other side. The old armoire is also on my list for a makeover.
Looking into the hallway and up the stairway.
Well ,that is our livingroom turned library makeover for now. When I finish the whole project I will have you back to see it!
Today, I am joining in with Cindy at her beautiful blog My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. There will be lots to see there again today.
Thank you for visiting me ,
I hope you have a wonderful weekend,