Window to Wall

In the renovation lots of small but essential changes happened in the living room.

This living room window which looked out over the backyard has been removed.
This living room window which looked out over the backyard has been removed.

In addition to the front door and a window changing places we also removed a window.

From the conservatory side the window ended up in the closet.
From the conservatory side the window ended up in the closet.

After the conservatory was built on the other side of the living room, the window backed up to the conservatory closet.

Studs were added to the window opening so a piece of drywall could be added.
Studs were added to the window opening so a piece of drywall could be added.

Our contractor filled it in with drywall. He had to add a small strip of wood on the studs to make the almost 70 year old drywall at the same level as the new patch.

The window filled with drywall.
The window filled with drywall.

The drywall crew came back especially to mud the seams so it could disappear.

The large area of drywall mud is where a window was removed.
The large area of drywall mud is where a window was removed.

Yesterday I painted that wall Revere Pewter. The ceiling is Edgecomb Gray.

The room is considerably darker with that window removed.
The room is considerably darker with that window removed.

Since we now have a very bright and sunny conservatory the living room is more moody and cozy.

This very large painting won't seem so high off the ground when the furniture is moved back into the room.
This very large painting won’t seem so high off the ground when the furniture is moved back into the room.

I also am happy to finally have a wall big enough on the first floor to hang a favorite painting which has been hanging in the back bedroom.

Do you find change exciting or exhausting?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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