Living & Dining Room Makeover…
Hardwood Floors Are Finished!
See the transformation new
hardwood floors made to
this dated space.
Things around here are beginning to get back to normal…but a new and improved sort of normal. It’s been an interesting last few months and even though I love how our makeover is coming together, I’m very glad it’s almost over. I have never attempted a project this big before so it’s been a learning experience as well as a test of my patience. I did get one very lucky break with the scheduling of my carpenters. I thought I was going to have about a week of down-time between the hardwood installers and the carpenters. Turns out the carpenters had a cancellation and were able to show up here the day after the floors were finished. Our project started on March 22nd and ended on April 10th. That’s just over three weeks of workmen in our house, but the end result was worth every pop of the nail gun and every fast food dinner.
The hardwood installation went very smoothly except for one thing. Towards the end, the crew decided at the last minute to remove old ceramic tile from the half bath floor. They had originally said they could glue the hardwood to the tile. Before I knew what was happening, they had a jack hammer in the house and the dust was flying! I know it was the right decision and I’m glad they removed the tile…but it took me the better part of two days to clean up the dust. At the end of the day, all was well and our family room got a spring cleaning like it’s never seen before. Ha!
Pictured above is a little preview of the dining room. This room looks vastly different from before, while the other rooms haven’t changed as much. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do though…it totally refreshed and brightened the rooms. I’m also really happy with my rug choices. I literally spent hours online trying to find the perfect rugs and it definitely paid off. I’ll be sharing more photos when the rooms are completely pulled together.
See the dining room rug HERE. (Affiliate link.)
I still need to:
- hang the plate wall
- figure out window treatments
- hang artwork in the dining room
- make/buy pillow covers
I’m also finishing up my front porch so I’ll be back in a few days with that. Before I go, I want to thank you all for your interest in what I’ve been up to and your kind words. So many of you have written with words of encouragement and ideas. These are the messages that completely make my day!