Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wow, how vinyltastic.

Finally... finally, finally, finally!

I absolutely *hate* the carpet in our house. It is DISGUSTING. We got the house on foreclosure, so when we moved in the lawn looked terrible and there were some definite areas for improvement. The house had recently been remodeled, so it wasn't too bad, but one of the things that has always bothered me is the God-awful carpet. Our dogs have not helped the situation. They have had their share of accidents while we are at work, which makes it virtually impossible to get *all* the pee out of the rug because it gets to sit there for 8 to 10 hours :(. Even with a deep cleaning by a professional carpet cleaning company every 3 to 6 months, it still looks gross.
A few weeks ago, Russell told me that his boss was going to give him a few rolls of free vinyl "wood" flooring so we decided to redo our hallway. He took care of it all in 2 days and now it looks GREAT! I love having a handy husband. All that's left now is the living room and then we're done with the whole house! We decided to hold off on taking the carpet out of the "baby room" (which is really a glorified guest bedroom) until the "baby" gets old enough to not *somehow* fall on their head... does that sound horrible? It probably does. But it's safer, so maybe it doesn't sound too bad on my part... I'm just thinking of the worst possible scenario and trying to properly prepare for it.
Here are some before and after pictures of our new hallway!


Here's a good view that will show you how Maya has chewed a huge chunk of the rug up... and you can also see how un-white it looks... yuck.

This is what it looked like after Russell tore the carpet out and laid the first two coats of um... whatever that stuff is that you put *under* the flooring :P

And finally, the finished product...

I'm so relieved, I can't wait to get the living room done!


Dana said...

You need to teach classes how to do this - love the wood compared to the carpet.

sandy said...

Very nice! We are in the process of doing the very same thing! I am so sick of carpet!

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