Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Removing A Little Wall
We have some walls in our house that are meant to be decorative - they are only about 4 feet tall and have spindles that go up the rest of the way. I like that they are not full walls and so they allow better light and view.....but we are tired of the spindles.
This is one of those walls.....one of 5 in our house. We took the carpet out of the family room and put down ceramic tile, which we LOVE.....it is so much better than the old carpet.
Anyway, as you can see.....the tile is down, but we hadn't yet done the grout work, when...........we talked about that little wall....... and decided to do something about it.
We wouldn't have known how to do this, but my brother does....and he tore into it.
Pretty soon......the wall was gone. The wall was only a couple of feet long, but it made a HUGE difference in opening up the entrance to the family room.
Looks better from both sides..........except for all of that drywall dust which tends to get into and on everything. See it all over the wall?
Since the floor was already down, we had to take up some of the ceramic tiles and replace them. We were able to walk on the flooring since it had already cured enough, but the new tiles had to be avoided, so we put up hazard cones and I marked the tiles with an orange X. We didn't want to step on them and make them unlevel or dislodged from their position while they dried/cured.
We also had lots of company, along with our own large family, so we wanted to make sure everyone knew where NOT to step. Thankfully, our signs were successful.
Finishing off the little wall that was left .... and adding caulk and paint completed the job.
We do really like how this job turned out though and it is surprising what a big difference removing a 2' wall can make.
Show and Tell Friday
Fabulously Creative Friday
Sincerely Paula's No Rules Weekend
Hearts 4 Home
Hearts For Home
What I Learned Wednesday
Hope In Every Season
Homestead Barn Hop
Faithful Friday Linkup
Sharing His Beauty
Show and Tell
The Homemaking Party
Before and After Wednesday
Thought Provoking Thursday
Thrive At Home Thursday
Hearts For Home
Wise Woman Link Up
Homemaking Link Up
Welcome Home Wednesday