I'm SOOOO excited! We finally get to move back home today after our 3 1/2 week stay at a hotel while our wood floors got replaced. I finished up the very last of the cleaning at our house this morning, and now I just have to pack up the hotel room and move on home. My house right now is the cleanest I think it's ever been. We need to hurry up and have Thanksgiving dinner because it's not going to stay that way for very long! Everything was so dusty from when they tore out the 55 year-old floors, so everything had to be cleaned. Surprisingly the sanding of the floors didn't cause as much dust as the demo (that's demolition for you remodeling novices - hehe) did.
So anyway, here are the long awaited pictures. I'll give them to you in order so that you can re-live it with me. :) There were other better pictures on my camera, but all I could upload right now were my iPhone pictures, so you'll have to be satisfied with that. ;)
|This is the demo of our master bedroom. |
Goodbye square tiles.
|They taped off the dining room and kitchen, but dust still managed its way in there. Can you tell I obsessed about it? I think the dust is the first thing I talked about to anyone.|
|This is what will soon be the nursery. I don't think anyone uses that black tar stuff to put down floors anymore. It seems pretty archaic.|
|This is Samuel's favorite picture. He thinks it's so cool.|
|The texture was still drying, but I was so thrilled anyway that I took pictures.|
|Here's the hallway looking into the kitchen from the master bedroom. I like that they boards go lengthwise on this part of the hallway. Also, note that there is no copper pipe going across the hall anymore. Good riddance, eyesore!|
|And this part of the hallway the wood goes across, which I like because it's not the part of the hallway that one typically looks down, like the other part.|
|The color went up, and my nervousness about it totally went away (picking colors can be stressful). It's called "Green River". The last color was called "Rye Grass".|
|I think that the color goes really well with the red dining room. It fits with the other colors of the house really well, too.|
|I was still cleaning up, so don't look too closely. ;) We decided to have the wood run lengthwise in the living room, too, since it's rectangle. I'm pleased with our decision.|
|COMPLETE! Well, their bedding is still at the hotel, but you get the point. I thought about leaving the rug out of here, too, but I think they also need it in their room. I do think the green cushy rug looks good with the dark floors, though.|
|COMPLETE! This is looking down the hallway from the boys' room to ours. This was retextured and painted, too. I decided not to do runners in the hallway because I'm not ready to hide the floors just yet. I doubt we'll need them any time soon, though.|
|This is as complete as the nursery is going to get until WEDNESDAY!!! That's when we find out what we're having, then I go into baby decorating mode! BTW, I've had two dreams so far that we're having a boy, so we'll see!|
For now, however, I'm going to be very content in my newish house. We're not going to do anything else until we're out of house debt, which will be in two years. I'm so thrilled with the way that it came out, and I'm really glad that it all happened in my second trimester while I have the energy to deal with it. What great timing! God was taking care of me. :) PLUS, Levi's swim lessons end tomorrow, and if we wouldn't have been able to go swimming everyday in the hotel pool, he may not have ever gotten it. What a great blessing!
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the house! And let me know where I can get good, cheap art (original pieces, not reproductions).