Before & After: Pie Window to Doorway, Part 2

before

You all remember where we left off with our pie-window adventure? The above photo shows the old doorway on the left (with the green bathroom visible) and the ex-pie window/new doorway on the right (kitchen visible with paneling pre-makeover). Now let's take a jump below and see what became of our labors...

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after

Ta-da! No, nothing earth shattering but a much more pleasant and open living room.

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mid-process
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We added some new framing to the old doorway and slapped up some sheetrock. After plastering and priming from the living room side, all that was needed was a good coat of paint. It also gave us a place for a bookcase, which was seriously lacking with the old layout.

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mid-process
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On the other side of the wall, we gained a hallway. We drywalled over the wood paneling so that the filled in doorway would simply disappear (hint: old doorway is somewhere behind the picture).

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new view from the kitchen

Still to come when our projects move back inside: finishing all of the corners and doorways with trim (yes, that brown line will go away!) and getting some art up on our walls.

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