The white carpet in our house that has never stayed white has been the bane of my existence since...always.
It was gross. It had to go. We thought how hard can this be?! Andy put new floors in Mary Flair and there is You Tube. We got this.
Because...you see we are not carpenters. We are optimistic DIYers.
But this. This was huge.
We started moving furniture out, taking out the floorboards and carpet and carpet padding on a Friday night after volunteering at the school Back To School Bash for 3 hours. Meaning we finally started at 9PM.
We lasted till about 1AM and were stilling cleaning up the nail strips and dust when we got up a few hours later.
By mid day Saturday I was tired and discouraged with our lack of progress when an angel came by...our neighbor bringing survival snacks. Seriously these snacks are the only reason I was able to push through this project.
I put down foam while Andy worked in the hallway.
This felt like a victory. I was ready to live with foam flooring.
Once we finally got the first long row in we were in business snapping flooring in. That first row was a bear. Because our hallway has all theses cut outs...with rounded corners. Which translates into DIY pain in the ass.
By Sunday night we had almost all the flooring in except a couple final tricky pieces. But the weekend was over and nana and papa were bringing the kids back. Meaning work pretty much halted.
But we were getting close...so close.
So after Andy came home from work Monday I decided to take the kids to the pavilion to ride bikes so Andy could pound out the last of this hellacious project kid free.
About a week after the start of this epic DIY project we have floors with brightly painted floorboards back up...only transition pieces to finish...
6 stores later we have a rug and we feel accomplished.
Chance: 8 blisters
Brody: 2 stitches and another awesome scar on his face
Andy: a killer backache
New floors: priceless