Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crazy Nesting = lots of work for the guys - Ripped up the carpet

A few weeks ago I got a crazy nesting spurt and decided at 8:30pm on a Friday evening just as John was getting home from work to rip up all our carpet because I was tired of the "dirty hair" feeling it gave me. The carpet was out by 10pm and piles of disgusting dirt was swept up by midnight. We spent all day Sat sanding the subfloor and then on and off the rest of the week and weekend routing grooves in the subfloor. Yep, the subfloor. I got the idea of decorating blogs when people like me (extremely impulsive) rip their flooring up with no budget or plan to replace it right away. lol

This was the finished product (minus trim and some touching up) just before it was completely dry. It dried just a bit less shiny. I love it...imperfect, full of nicks and dents like an old farmhouse floor. I don't have to stress over it because it's already imperfect and it JUST a subfloor.

The best part...no yucky gross carpet that still feels gross after it has been steam cleaned! I have to swiffer constantly because it really shows everything, but at least it shows it and I can get it up unlike carpet! :)


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