Thursday, January 22, 2009

Renovate! Take a Walk With Me (Part 1)

As you know from my first post about the house, many things on our "to do" list were, in fact, LAST ON THE LIST.  However, there are many things that are first on the list. Aside from boring stuff like plumber, electrician, chimney sweep, we have the floors. We wanted that nasty carpet gone and the hardwood floors underneath restored.  The floor guy came and said that despite the fact that nothing had been done to the floors in 30 years, they looked pretty good. We let out a sigh of relief and told him to get to it.  Here are the pictures of the tear down and sanding:



The living room as the carpet was being torn back to reveal the floors:



During the process:




The stairs:

The back TV room - so messy!  And I think that is B's shadow taking the picture:



Living room without carpet. Looks better already:

From the dining room:




Back TV room all cleaned up:



And from an angle inside the room:



Upstairs master bedroom sanded:


Crazy red, white and blue room sanded:


Another view of master bedroom:


Other bedroom sanded.  Don't ask me why those curtains are still on there, although I will say they look a lot less awful sans carpet:



Back bedroom with balcony and door with midget lock:



Same room, different angle - from inside:



Master bedroom again, different angle:


Tell me that house does not look 100 % better already?  I love it.  Kudos to B for taking such wonderful pictures. He even made sure the shades were up so the natural light shown in. That is probably more thought than I would have put into it.

I know I still owe you the story of the house, but I am going to make this a quick post today and tackle that subject later.  

And more pictures, of course, to come!

17 important things being said:

rachel elizabeth said...

oh!! it already looks a thousand times better!!!

*~Dani~* said...

Thanks rachel! I thought so too.

Katie said...

wow! what a difference. can't wait to see more pictures.

*~Dani~* said...

Thanks Katie! I will try to keep them coming. The floors are being stained this weekend so that will be pretty awesome! And we will be painting too.

Jennifer said...

It looks so great!!!! I cannot wait for the finished floors!

Kacie said...

looks great! good choice!

Ruth said...

Showed the pictures to Dad and he said that lock is the "mini me" lock. He said floors look great!

Christina said...

well - who ever know how handy you and B were! Nice job. Oh - I like your little person (lets be politically correct) lock.

Debi said...

I love it, it does look so much different and better without the carpet, can't wait to see the floors stained.
Good job on the pictures B. really showed us how pretty the house is and how amazing it will be when you guys are done. :)

*~Dani~* said...

Jenny - me neither! Hopefully only a couple more days.

Mom - tell Dad I loved his joke!

Christina - we like to believe we are handy, however, I think that truly remains to be seen. As for your last comment, since I was not referring to a person, but a lock, it was perfectly politically correct.

Mom - Thank you! I will tell B his pictures were a big hit. I am sure he will love that ;)

Katelin said...

oh it looks awesome. nice job!

*~Dani~* said...

Katelin - Thanks!! Can't wait to show off more pictures.

phishez said...

I love hardwood floors and absolutely hate carpet. I have carts, and hardwood is just so much easier to clean!

EP said...

It looks awesome! I'm so excited for y'all!

*~Dani~* said...

phishez - hardwood floors are so beautiful and much easier clean up with the cats. Agreed.

EP - Thanks! We are really excited and it is great to share that excitement with you guys!

Bryan said...

It looks so good already!! I can't wait to see it finished.

*~Dani~* said...

Bryan - thanks! You guys will have to come see it after the floors are done this week.

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