Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We've Been Busy

The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy around this household. We decided it was time to get rid of the yucky carpet in our house and replace it with something else. When we bought the house a year ago, it had this light-gray carpet in both the living room and the dining room. I didn't like how it looked at all. And, with both kids and dogs in the house, I knew it wouldn't hold up for long (it didn't look all that great when we moved in either).

So we headed to the local home improvement store to check out our options. Replace it with new carpet? Hardwood? Tile? Laminate flooring?

In the end, we decided to go with laminate flooring. We picked one we thought would look nice in our house, got an estimate, and before we knew it, we were planning to get new flooring.

Somewhere along the line, I managed to convince Z that since we were moving all the furniture to get the new flooring, we might as well make the most of the opportunity and paint the rooms while we were at it. I still can't believe he went with it! For nearly the past 15 years of my life I have lived in rented space with white (or some sort of cream) colored walls. I am TIRED of white. Our house has all white walls (except one weird wall in the dining room that was sponge-painted gray and white...????). It was time for a change.

While we were at the store, we grabbed some paint samples and went to work figuring out what colors to paint. We decided on 3 colors.

The weekend before last, we tore up all the carpet, ripped up the tack strips, and painted and painted and painted. On Wednesday and Thursday we got new flooring.

We've finally got things back to their proper places...and are getting some regular sleep. Whew. It was a whirlwind! But, we LOVE it!

First, some BEFORE pictures:



Then some mid-renovation photos:



And finally some AFTER pictures:



2 comments:

Heather A. said...

Looks great! I love the colors you chose!

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! HOORAY for color!!! :)