New Year New Changes

Hi Everyone.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and now we are moving into the New Year and New Adventures!

Speaking of new adventures,  I had said in my last post that I was thinking of taking a wall down between my living room and kitchen.  

I felt it would give a more open concept and hopefully allow me more space for a dining table and living room area.

This is the wall in question.  After lots of thought on taking this wall down we decided not to do it.

This is a load bearing wall.
 Terry said he could put up a new beam and braces in the ceiling to take this wall down.

  I thought about all the work along with dry walling and plastering to follow!
Even with my great new camera on my new I phone still on a very dark and dreary day my pics look a little grainy.  I apologize!  Hopefully some day soon the sun will come out for better pics!!!

Besides the fact of all the hidden worries inside the wall of this 1940's home,  I also need this French Armoire that is my kitchen pantry. 

This pantry is on that wall that would come down and we would have to swing it up against the long wall after this wall came down. 

It would jet out into the space too much and take up the room  for a dining room table.  

Now it is on to plan B.  I had to think about how I could make this living room work as a living space and also a dining room space.  A big challenge in this small home.

As you can see the plan is underway!! 
Pretty twinkle lights on my Christmas tree is now replaced with a beautiful mess!

Wallpaper is coming down and getting ready for paint.

Buddy is confused on what the heck is happening in this living room!!!!

I found this piece on Offer Up and it got a make over.

The new armoire got some new cabinet paint in white.  This will hold a new TV so I have a TV on the first floor of this house and not just in the Terry's Fireman Cave downstairs.

Santa is bringing us a new Small Space Sectional for our living room. 
After lots of searching!!!!
 Pottery Barn was one of the only places that had a small space sectional that would fit in the space I had to make the living room space and still allow me room for the dining room table.

After looking at several sample swatches we decided on this light cream performance linen.

It is neutral enough to go with any of my decor changes now and in the future. 

This is ordered and can take from 4 to 8 weeks to come in.  I am hoping to get it sooner than later.

  Pottery Barn is having their biggest sale of the year right now and so they get tons of orders.  So that might be a problem to get it sooner than later.  We will see!!

I was gifted this beautiful sign for Christmas.

I hung it above my open shelves in my kitchen.

After taking all my Christmas decor down I decided to keep my winter birds out and not pack them up. 

I love these sweet guys.  They make me smile each morning when I walk into my kitchen. 

Since they are winter birds I feel they can stay out of the Christmas decor boxes for now.
On a thank you note.  I was gifted these handmade soaps from Benita @ Chasing Quaintness.  Thanks Benita the orange clove and peppermint smell so good in my kitchen.

Wishing all of you a grand entry into the New Year!  May we all have wonderful blog adventures in the new year.

Thank you always for following along with my decor changes.  Your friendship's shared bless me in so many ways.

Cheers to a better start in the New Year and may we all enjoy good health, happiness and find joy everyday.

Stay tuned for the stages of the new living room and dining room changes.  I will show you things as they get completed and then hopefully when the new sectional arrives I can show you the whole room put together.

Happy New Year!