Birthing A Bar

In case any of you were wondering what was going on in the background this summer (while I continued writing and posting for your pleasure)- there was the small challenge of a dreaded House Addition. (oooooh- scarey).


Ben and I (and the kids) have been through many of these before.

Why?

Because I can’t keep a lid-on-it.

I just see something that’s bothering me and I start to doodle on a napkin, and then I call a contractor, and then I wave my arms around, and build 3-D models, and assure everyone I don’t really need an architect or a permit, and get out an indelible marker and start to draw on the walls, and before you know it I’ve got a sledge hammer a swingin’ and Ben’s in for a pound- like that. 

Case in point: 
I was fixing dinner.
Ben was making a martini.
He was in my wayand that, my friends…


is how a new room is born.

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We carved out a space on the back porch.
I have already found the best place to store the wine. 

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The french doors were seperated: One is the door and the other the window.
Their original opening is both widened and raised to the height of
all of our home’s openings- 10ft, and trimmed with wide millwork.
The new light fixture is from Perch

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The wall at the rear in photo on left
is now where the new cabinetry is placed.
The cat door was moved.

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Interior in-progress (on left)
Finished interior (on right)

Salute!




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