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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bye Bye Ugly Carpet!

Last week, we finally said adios to our ugly carpet and got some nice new hardwood floors. Here are some before and after photos!

Upstairs hallway
As you can see, we discovered that there was parquet under the carpet upstairs. We never thought to look under the carpet here because the stairs and the carpet downstairs did not have anything underneath. But we still had the nice floor installed as planned.

Top landing of stairs


We never got around to painting the stairway or the hall upstairs. Hopefully someday, though I think we'll have to tape down the tarps this time!

Facing front entrance

In the second photo you can really tell our paint color. It was all white before like the door. I am thinking of painting the door a chocolate brown until we can replace the door.

Living Room
I think it looks really nice with our couch. Though I think the couch looks old all of a sudden!

And here's a shot of our new curtains and curtain rod. I can't find a before photo (I know there's got to be one!), so here's one I took of Emma in front of the curtains last fall.

Still to be done in this part of the house:
  • new baseboards
  • put things up on the wall
  • new mat for front door
  • new coffee table/end tables
  • new bookshelves
  • new tv stand
  • new tv
  • new windows
  • new door
  • new lighting
  • paint stairway and hallway

It may take a while to get all this done but we will just take it one step at a time. I'm just so glad to be finally rid of that ugly carpet!


Anonymous said...

ooh i love your flooring. it's beautiful! I like those brown curtains too.

Shea said...

I love the floors! I bet you'll love them.

Denise said...

I think it looks great. I am glad that you are getting things done.

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Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous floors! :) Isn't it fun to see these little items come to life and get checked off the never ending "to do" list?

Sharon said...

looks great - it's crazy how doing one thing just spurs you on to wanting to do more though isn't it? where is that lottery win when you need it????

Allison said...

wow, they look great. cna't wait for things to calm down and I can come see them in real life!

BTW: I'm sure Emma has only scratched the finish, not the wood. You can buy a polish that helps fill in the scratches, and that will reduce the look of wear on them. HUGS! They look fantasitic!

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Joc(e) said...

Gorgeous!! DEFINITELY better than the blue carpet!! ;-) Congrats!