Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's done... almost!





108
hours worked installing flooring

11
take out meals

5
nights without our children



42
tiles Eric had to smash and scrape up



36
Boxes of laminate wood in dark oak




9
 door frames that had to be sawed and banged out

3
closets that had to be floored

120
linear feet of baseboards I painted

1,000,000
feet of carpet tack line that had to be pryed up
(ok, not really, but it really felt like it)




6
rolls of underlayment I laid while Eric installed the flooring

4
power tools



800
square feet of new floors!

We love how it turned out!  Our house feels so fresh now. 


I can't wait to see what the boys think of their room!

 

We rearranged some decorations to update the living room.
  

We had to completely drain and clean the aquarium in order to install the floors.  In the process, we lost Hoover, our giant sucker fish.  Hopefully the kids won't be too upset and will enjoy getting new fish for the tank.




Although it was a lot of hard work and a big undertaking for us, we are so glad we did it.  I think I gained a couple pounds during the installation since the only breaks we took were to eat, so I really enjoyed mealtimes!  We wore ourselves out.  Eric installed some of the baseboards, but we ran out of time so some of them will have to wait.  Any advice on how to clean the floors?  I'm on the look out for a great dust mop now that the construction work is done.  We miss our kids like crazy and can't wait to see them!

5 comments:

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Wow! All of that hard work and you have something beautiful to show for it! :) Love the color of the floors. Awesome job!!

Patsy said...

I am really impressed! We used to love these projects, but now our knees are way too old!

Ellen said...

Stunning! Great teamwork.

Sharon said...

David says "Very nice"... He is very proud! :)

erica said...

I love the broom I use and discovered a new mop last week at the beach.

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