April 21, 2010

We Have a New Floor!

There is still some put-away/put-back to do. And we’re dishwasher-less until tonight when the new one is delivered and installed (and the old one taken away!). And we still need to put the dining room and living room baseboards back on. I can’t wait to have a quiet dishwasher!!

But despite those little things, the big stuff is done!

Here are some before pictures real quick:

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My cute little spring hearth....next to some ugly carpet!

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My baby gate project marking the boundary between the old laminate and the old nasty carpet...

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Various shots of the pretty new peninsula...but I promise it's prettier with the new floor...!

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And now for the AFTER pictures! YAY!

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Disregard the junk on the counter please :)

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Floor Installer Guy thought quarter round would look good here. I agree! (And one less baseboard to paint!)

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Need to rearrange a little in here and find a little plant-stand type of table for the lamp currently hanging out on the couch (couch potato). Hobby Lobby here I come…. (the old table it was on was a aquare end table that was waaaay too big for its new location against that long wall, so it was moved to the basement.)

I’m thinking the rug and coffee table are looking a little smooshed right now. The rug was an old one we had stored in the basement. For now it works great but we’ll probably pick out a new one eventually (a heavier one, since this one wrinkles and bunches pretty bad.)

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IMG_1728 The orange cabinets look particularly garish against the floor color now. We’re planning to buy a sander this weekend! You know what that means…… :-) PAINTING CABINETS!

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We love it! It’s so nice and clean feeling, compared to that nasty carpet that had who-knows-how-many peoples’ and animals’ dirt in it. The cat doesn’t like the hard floor quite as much as the carpet. Even though her toys fly across the floor and are much more fun to chase, her “flying squirrel” act off the stairs results in her sliding into the far wall. Hopefully that stops, but we’ll see. I would think it hurts to land on a hard floor from six feet up from a full sprint?

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry no little projects to show you lately! Once we get this big one put to bed, I’ll have time to get back to the smaller projects on my list.

Have a GREAT day!


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11 comments:

  1. The floors look AMAZING! I spent all last night wiping mine down...the tile removal a few weeks ago has left more dust and dirt in my home then I could ever think possible...but they are looking much better today, so I am hopeful to get pics up. We still have to buy are baseboards, etc so there is still so much left to do. Can't wait to see your cabinets all painted. We decided to get new ones and they won't be ready for another 2 weeks...gotta love an empty kitchen:)

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  2. Why smaller projects, you are sooo good at the BIG ones. I love that floor. Your living room looks great. I'll bet that feels so good to have that done.
    Brooke

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  3. I think the continuity of the floor makes the rooms look much bigger. Good job!

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  4. Beautiful flooring. Looks great. Don't you just love wood floors.

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  5. I wish that were my floors!! I really have floor envy right now. Great job, I love the new look!


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  6. wow! what a difference- the floors look amazing and really open up your space. you must be thrilled!

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  7. Beautiful! I love dark wood floors!

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  8. Those floors look great! Are they hardwood or a new laminate? I'm sure you can't stop looking at those floors! :)

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  9. I love it!!!! It makes me want to redo my floors, which are in desperate need. Hope your enjoying it!

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  10. They're laminate. We wanted them to be as functional and durable as possible since we'll have little kids and hopefully a dog running around on them in the next few years :)

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