Would you like to see something nasty?
Can I get a collective "ewww" because our carpet is Nasty (with a capital N).
So Saturday morning, while still in our pajamas, we got sick of looking at the grossness and decided this carpet had to go.
And just like that, madness ensued.
We assumed there would be hardwood underneath because the rest of our house has hardwood, but we weren't sure what kind of condition it would be in.
Justin pulled all the carpeting up while I carried it out to our storage shed. Teamwork folks.
We didn't take any pictures of how the flooring initially looked underneath because we got to work right away pulling out all those staples.
That blue nonsense at the bottom of the stairs is me. I told you we did all this in our pj's. . .
After several grueling hours of pulling out staples, this is what we were left with. (You'll have to ignore the tools scattered everywhere - this is real life people).
The new view from the living room.
The landing on the stairs has these adorable small planks. I wish the rest of the flooring in our house was like this!
In the last photo you can see that we still have carpeting in our bedroom. Eventually we'd like to replace that carpeting, that's why we haven't finished off the edge.
So now that the carpeting is up, we have to refinish the floor. We're thinking about staining the wood a darker tone. But since our whole house (except our bedroom) is hardwood, we'll probably start upstairs and then eventually work our way downstairs.
But oh to have floors like this . . .
A girl can dream, right?
So what projects have you been working on lately? Have you ever refinished hardwood flooring? Any tips/advice?
ps: image from here