3/25/09

I forgot how bad paint smells

The living room is almost done! Just three coats left (one on ceiling, two on walls) plus some touch ups here and there. The wall on the stairs probably won't be done in time for the girls' party - but as long as the main area is done I'll be happy.

Once the party is over we will put the boxes of hardwood (which are now in our garage) into the living room and dining room so they can acclimate to to the temp in here. I'm hoping to have the guys come back on the 13th or so to start that. Demo is going to be another mess - we have to rip up the existing hardwood in the living room first. "Why are you ripping up hardwood to put some right back down again, Rose?" I hear you all saying.

Our dining room is an addition (completed way before we got here) and there is only subfloor under the carpet. We are laying down prefinished hardwood (so we don't have to go through the whole sanding/laquering mess) and if we don't change the flooring in the living room then the two rooms won't match. They have a common floor that flows into each room. It'll just look plain silly.

We had the prefinised hardwood in the townhouse and we loved it. It's 100% real wood, so in the future if we decided to sand and refinish we can still do that.

Here are some pics of the guys in action - and Andy putting up the insulation. My favorites are when they are vacuuming my floor. :)


8 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

Wow! That's a big job! I can't wait to see after pictures.

Dawn said...

ahhhh, yes... never never interrupt if a man is vacuuming!!! just sit back and admire the view!

Jen said...

That's some major stuff going on there. Oh good for the girls to see the men vacuuming. yes indeed! :)

Darla said...

Looks like a lot of work to me! Will be excited for you when it's finished and you post those beautiful photos!!

Katy said...

Holy holy girl, it is crazy at your house!!!! Wish they were here doing stuff to mine. I bet it's not so much fun, but the end result will be oh so nice!!

Becca's Dirt said...

That looks like a lot of work going on there. I have hardwood floors with carpet on them. I know you can't wait till the project is completed. Looking forward to those completed photos.

~~Mel~~ said...

Wow you have all of that going on and you are planning your twins bday party! Good for you!

Liz said...

I can't wait to see how it all looks when it's done!