Monday, October 13, 2014
Remember when I discovered that there was hardwood underneath the carpet in my house?
I was going to have the contractor come in and rip it up out of the foster bedroom, but he kept pushing back the schedule, and I was dying to get a look at all the pretty wood. So on Saturday, I bribed a friend with the promise of a yummy! diner! lunch!, and we got our game on.
Here is the room, before: (You can see where I had already started pulling in the far corner):
I will tell you what, it was a lot of WORK yanking all that carpeting and padding up. And then there were the tack strips, which looked like some kind of medieval torture device, which we ended up crowbarring up off the floor, but in the end we got it all done. I still have nine kabillion staples to pop out of the floor, but that'll come.
Are you ready?
Are you ready for the awesome floor reveal?
Dudes. Duuuuuuuudes. Granted, it only looks so shiny because I had just mopped it, and I'm still going to have to put some kind of finish on the floor (suggestions welcome), but can you believe it? Can you believe somebody covered that UP?
I keep going to the doorway, just to gaze at the pretty wood. Hot DAMN that's a good-looking floor.