Use your imagination and visualize a wall where my dad is standing, that divided the kitchen from the living and dining area. This wall was completely eaten by termites so, it had to go. This made me very happy because I really wanted to open the space up so that the room would feel larger. I did have to have a support beam added in the attic space as this was a load bearing wall.
Unfortunately, there were no original floors in the front of the house to try to save. When we ripped up the carpet we just found layers of rotten plywood. After having all of the support beams replaced or repaired under the house, I had new wood floors installed in the kitchen, living and dining area. These fancy-looking floors are merely 1 x 8 pine boards that I ordered from my local hardware store. If you want to know more about the floors you can read about them here.
This pretty little cabinet turned out to be the perfect home for my serving platters, table cloths and napkins. Yes, all of those drawers are filled with napkins and napkin rings. Yes, I do use them! More often than you would think. My linens (and glassware) were the two things I couldn't bring myself to downsize while trying to find homes for all of my possessions in this small house!