This Labor Day weekend, Mike and I laboured! We pulled the 15 year old carpeting up and put down new flooring. What I anticipated to be a one-day job, and Mike anticipated to be a two-day job, actually took us four days; and we’re still not done. Of course, neither of us took into consideration that 8 doorways, a fireplace hearth and a bay window would require so much extra time to get the cuts right. (or that whoever put the padding down loved their staple gun as much as they did!)
The flooring is down, and like most home remodeling projects, it has snowballed into needing new baseboards. But that’s a project for another time.
Below is the project, over the course of 4 days. Would I do it again….in a heartbeat and I am looking forward to getting the rest of the carpeting in the house pulled and replaced. Although it took more work than I anticipated, I have been breathing so much easier, have had almost no congestion, and haven’t had one asthma attack since we got the carpet out of the house. I’d say it was one of those long overdue projects!
And if you’ve made it through all these pics, here’s a closeup of the actual flooring. Swiftlock25, in Fireside Oak. (mom this pics for you)
Now I’m off to the studio, my mind is overflowing with ideas and projects and I feel a need to touch textiles, not more flooring!