Monday, February 8, 2010

Open Up and Say Ah!

Our house, built in 1965, still has some *lovely* original details. Like these louvered slats in the living room.We'll I'm assuming these are original. I seem to recall a phase in the 80s where design elements similar to these enjoyed a revival. We have two sets dividing the dining/living areas and the others are on the wall overlooking the entry way pictured below. After being gifted a reciprocating saw for Christmas (thanks, Harriett) it was time to attack these babies.

Here's the before:

And the after! Doesn't it open up the space so much? Now we have to refinish the top of the 1/2 walls with a little wood filler and paint but that's easy-peasy.

We actually dig that light fixture hanging in the entry way. It's definitely original and one of the elements we want to preserve.

1 comment:

Durrett Family Band said...

I love seeing all your home improvements. It definitely opens up the room. We're house hunting again and seeing a lot of these little design features from the 60s and 70s that make us laugh and some that we love. My favorite? Gold veined mirror tiles. Sexy or tacky?