Here are some pics of what these rooms looked like before:
|Dining Room Carpet|
|Great Room--Floors and Bookcases|
Since Thursday night, we have:
-Ripped up carpet in the dining room
-Taken down the bookcases in the great room (remember my dilemma? If you didn't get to read about that check out that post HERE)
-Taken up laminate flooring in the kitchen, dining area, and the great room (over 500 square foot total!)
-Taken off all baseboards on the first floor in these rooms
-Ripped up the original linoleum that was UNDER the laminate in the kitchen and dining area
-Painstakingly took up the backing of the linoleum that stuck to the floor (think like the paper backing of wallpaper, trying the get that off---a real pain in the @#$^&^%$!)
-Primed and painted over the red wall in the great room that was behind the bookcases
-Put down the new floor in the dining room
-Started on the great room
Here is the demolition (and disaster!):
Now it is Saturday morning. Here is the progress thus far:
New floor in the dining room. It is called ULTRA made by Allure. We bought it at Home Depot. It is actually vinyl but looks incredibly like real wood. It is more expensive than most laminates but we loved the look and the fact that it is 100% waterproof. We had a dishwasher leak last year that ruined the laminate around it in our kitchen, so that was important to us. I love this new color--you can't tell, but it has "ding" marks in it to make it look like worn, rustic wood. It does claim to be the "Easiest Floor Ever!" on the box. Hubby doesn't quite agree with that. :)
Of course, baseboards still need added, but we're a ways away from that step!
Here is the new wall in the great room, no bookcases or red paint AND partial new floor down!
I will be posting again this weekend to show continuous updates and progress! Our backs, hands, and arms are so sore we want to cry. Cross your fingers we finish before too many
Hope you'll pop back soon for frequent updates on the many projects and decorating that will be going on in my house! Have a great Saturday!