And what a change it made!
Then, the rest of it was demo’ed out.
Two temporary walls were put in place:
Then framed (to make it similar to the existing large doorways between living room/front room/dining room):
I have to fill the holes/seams, then primer and paint. So. Exciting.
A bonus (for me) – Here’s what we were doing when the wall was being removed, a dance recital.