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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Foto Story Friday #84-- new floor

Back in November, on a Saturday, we decided to rip up the carpeting in the dining room. Did we have the new floor to put down? NO, but we were tired of the carpeting, so we just did it!
(I must admit, that Shantel took several of these pictures.) Troy and I ripping up that dang carpet. It was very hard and You should have seen the blisters we grew because it! :)
Miss Toughy thought she could do it all by herself..... turns out it was a bit harder than she thought!
Course Scott had to get in on the action!
Everyone helped in this project. Fighting over the various scraping utensils. Ice scrapers,
shovels,
and even putty knives-- which work really well for removing that stubborn glued over linoleum.
Finally this past weekend, we got to work on the re-flooring.
Looks nice, yes?! 13 boxes to go.

First off get the edging down.........
Boy these beginning rows took FOREVER, how many more do we have left?
Measure cut, fit, measure again.... cut again and finally it fits! :)
Progress! it's nearly 5 PM and we still have SO much left! We finished the dining area and left the last bit for Monday.
Success! By 3 Monday afternoon we were finally done! The kitchen
the dining room!
Course every muscle in my body was so sore I could hardly move..... I was not alone in the pain department, Troy and his dad were dead, their poor knees!
PhotoStory Friday
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19 comments:

Mom24 said...

Truly gorgeous! Sore muscles, but what a great reward.

Excellent job.

racefan said...

WOW!!! It looks really good:) I hope you're not sore for too long!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend! Tomorrow is our first wrestling meet of the season for Trey and Kaitlyn so we will be busy!

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

I'm exhausted just reading your post! Fantastic job!! Your new floor is wonderful. ;)

Steph said...

Someimes (all the time) those projects are so much easier in your mind then they are to actually do, huh? We have experienced that a couple of times!
It turned out beautiful though!

Cecily R said...

Oh, but it looks SO good!!!!!

I'm jealous! If SOMEONE were to say, dump strawberry syrup all over your floor, it would be SO much easier to clean up!! :)

Jaina said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!

Monica said...

Looks great!!! I hope sometime soon, we can come see it!

Ryanne said...

Way to go! And the floor looks great too! I am sure it it much easier to clean than the carpet was. I can't wait to see it this summer!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Love it!!!

clydebird said...

Great job and fantastic family work!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

But it looks great! The Husband did that to our downstairs last year, although I couldn't call it completely finished yet. ;)

latree said...

it is worth the hard work. I like it better than carpets :)

Emmy said...

Looks great! My husband did this in our Mesa house.. it was just a small room, but his only helper was our son who was 3 at the time :) Good helper huh?

Amanda D said...

I hate that we have carpet in the dining room. I need to be more like you -- just tear it out! Well done, it looks great!

Deedles said...

looks great!

Mama Zen said...

Wow, it looks great!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Gasp! Beautiful new flooring. It's fun to see how your whole family got into the act of ripping out the old stuff.

You know, I started ripping wallpaper off my bathroom wall one day because I was just sick of it. It turned into a $500 mini bathroom makeover. Oy....

KATE said...

Wow, looks great! Good Job!

angie said...

LOOKS great, and everyone will appreciate so much more since it was a family project!