Sunday, August 8, 2010

DIY Hardwood Floors - The Reveal: Part 1

We have floors again!!!!! WOOT! WOOT!!!!! And they are gorgeous floors, if I may say so myself : ) After working lots of loooooong hours and nursing blistered hands and aching backs, our very hard work has paid off : )

Looking back, the fact that we thought we were going to remove molding, tear up two different types of flooring, clean the floors, and lay 600 square feet of hardwood flooring in 3 days is pretty comical. HA! Actually, it's really comical! That just proves we had no idea what we were getting in to. Honestly though, I didn't think it was all that bad. Granted, Mikey did three times more work than I (but DON'T count me out completely...I had blisters too...), we both agreed that we would not be nearly as happy with the result had we paid someone to do it for us!

We have known for a while that we like to do things ourselves, but through this project I know we both realized that we are true DIY-ers! I love the fact that this project was our first "major" house project together, I love how it turned out, and I love that it gave us new found confidence in ourselves : ) Now, we are ready to take on the whole house!!! Except for anything electricity related... but that's a whooole other week posts. Let's just say that Mikey was not destined to be an electrician, ha! ; ) That's okay though because he sooooo amazing at everything else!

We still have quite a few improvements we are planning on making in the living room and kitchen. Well, actually throughout the entire house, but I definitely want to go ahead and post pictures of the floors! When I finally get everything just how I want it (could be a while...) I will post "before" and "after" pictures. So.....without further adieu, I give you our new & improved, beautiful we-installed-them-all-by-ourselves floors!!!! Hope you like!!! I know I do : )

P.S. This is only the living room, hence the "Part 1" of the title...

















The kitchen isn't quite ready for pictures yet. Hopefully soon. We still have to move our china cabinet and such back in to the kitchen. Also, I am going to post "before-and-after" photos so you can see side-by-side comparison. Unfortunately, I have a super busy week ahead of me. I am already back at work for 4 more nights, then will be heading out of town as soon as I get off Thursday morning. So, I'm not sure when I will be able to post again. Hopefully within the next couple of days, but if not...I will be back next weekend!

Have a lovely week : )