But I have a genuine excuse, we have had no Internet since the lower level of our home was cleared out
We are getting ready for Hardwood Floors
Yes that day has arrived
It has been a dream of mine to get Hardwoods in the house, and finally the dream came true last week
The floor we chose is from Bruce Flooring, its a hand scraped Hickory and the color is Brushed Sahara Sand
We love it
So here is the before collection of pictures of the carpet/tile combo...
Goodbye ugly tile.
Goodbye old carpet
I want to say I will miss you but well, no, I wont....get out of here....
|Living room before Hardwoods|
|Living area with carpet|
|Ugly kitchen floor tile|
|Hallway to master bedroom|
|master bedroom with old carpet, wood stain from Pinterest project|
|breakfast area, old tile|
Next comes the transition....
The Flooring company had to level our uneven cement floors and we waited in this transition period from Wednesday until Sunday....this was not my shining moment
Slowly the dream turned into a mini-nightmare, I had no idea what we were getting into. If you have ever had someone install Wood Floors then you will know what I mean when I say the dust gets everywhere, let me say again, the dust gets everywhere.....!!!
For someone like me this is a hard thing to live with, even on a short term basis
I am a neat freak, I have always been a neat freak
So to have my house turned upside down and inside out was very traumatic for me
There were a ton of tears and a lot of stress, only by me, everyone else was fine, even Sir Scoffs-A-Lot still played on the concrete floors with his cars, loving the wide open space
Me, well, you could find me rocking in a corner somewhere, muttering the words "never again"
|living area, carpet all ripped up|
|living area with cement floors waiting to dry|
Next came installation day. Yessssssss ... 5 days later I may add...
My smile came back and slowly the house came back
I have no pictures of this installation stage as I couldn't even find my camera at this point as our whole house contents were either upstairs in our rooms or in the garage, it got messier and crazier
I'm happy to say my cleaning products and swiffer have been put to great use this week and I am once again a happy bunny, everything in its place and nice and clean, OK well most of it, I'm not that good
Here is how it looks today
|Dining area with new Hardwood floors|
|Master bedroom with hardwood floors|
|breakfast area with hardwoods|
|kitchen with hardwoods and my custom paint|
|looking towards the kitchen, hardwood floors|
|hallway to Master bedroom|
|looking towards french doors, hardwood floors|
|kitchen with hardwood floors|
|looking towards office, with hardwood floors|
|living area with hardwood floors|
I am doing my happy dance
It was totally worth it
Now all I need for Mother's day this Sunday are those Swiffer Mop Slipper things, and I will be cleaning as I go
ahhhh, a neat freak's dream come true