So check this out! We have a headerboard that goes across the span, and the makings of a half-wall / bar in our new footprint! How great is that?!I didn’t really get to help as much as I wanted — what with the vapors, I was pretty miserable and Engineerboy was really worried. I did eventually feel well enough to help, so I was doing light work like drilling holes and putting screws in but Scott was watching me like a hawk in case I decided to keel over. It was like This Old House meets House!!! 😀
Anyway, I’m quite proud of our (Engineerboy’s) job, the headerboard is absolutely level, which is pretty impressive considering our house is old enough that “straight lines” are more memories than realities. And now it’s like our whole house has opened up — well, except for all the crap in the way that we had to move out of the way that’s now in the middle of the dining room. But we’re undaunted; that stuff is headed for storage bins and the storage area.
Now we get to build out the bar and tile it!!