Dining Room takes shape

Lots to report today.  First up, the progress in our dining room.  In the last few weeks, we've removed the parquet flooring, raised the ceiling beam that divides the 2 rooms, put up new drywall, pre-wired potlights, and added 3 coats of plaster.

Dining Room, 3 coats of plaster Dining Room (2nd view), 3 coats of plaster Full view of dining room, with 3 coats of plaster

We're now ready to sand and paint a coat of drywall primer, but we'll be putting this temporarily on hold while we put the finishing touches to the upstairs bathroom.