Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One Step At A Time

Good morning ladies!!! Are you ready for the Thanksgiving weekend? I know I am. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I will be sharing my list with you tomorrow. It's a long list! I would love to see your lists as well so I might have something to link yours to mine, well see.

This one is at the top of my list!
I love my husband!

Today I finally loaded pictures!!! I love taking them but loading them onto the computer is something I dread. It seems to take forever (yes my computer is ancient...I'm working on that) and I just have no patience. But I had to show you what my sweet husband has been up to lately!

You know how I told you we were putting in hard wood floors because a certain dog decided to help along with the process of ripping up the carpet?! Well Chris and Ryan finished the front room! And it only took a little over half a day! I am so pleased with the results and I can't wait for the beginning of the year so we can do the rest of the house! I will say it is taking some getting used to since it echoes. But that will be fixed once my curtains are put up and we add a rug to the room.

The actual process was not that hard. After we had filled in the holes in the concrete left behind from the carpet and cleaned the area up the boys laid down the red padding and started to make their measurements for cutting the wood. Once they did that and got a "non-pattern" rhythm going it was smooth sailing from there. I was shocked when they were halfway done at 10am.

They were starting to get their groove

It was like a puzzle just clicking the boards into place

Almost done
I love the dark wood color! Just waiting on putting in the final touch to the base boards
All done!
What do you think?

I can't wait for the guys to do the rest of the house! Having pets and carpet just don't mix very well. I will be happy to see it go! The boys did a great job and we really saved a lot of money doing it ourselves. If you are interested on how to do it just email me and we will be happy to share how we did it. Next time I will do a step-by-step video tutorial for anyone who is interested!

Since the floors are finally done in there and I am getting my sewing machine this week (thank you Grandpa!) I will finally be able to really concentrate on getting that room done. I have so many ideas that I want to do for that room. It is going to be the perfect girl talk retreat with lots of hidden storage for when kids enter the picture. I love a good transitional room! More to come...one step at a time!

And just because...
Suzanne, Michele (my sister) and I after a long night of drinking and singing at the top of our lungs! Gotta love it!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Things I am Thankful For list! Start getting yours ready!


Stephanie said...

oooh they are gorgeous!!! to die for! eventually in our new house we want to replace the tile for wood. thankfully eric's step dad does that stuff so he'd do it at cost. yay! congrats on your new floors!

Katie said...

They look awesome!! Wood floors are so much easier to keep clean...the Swiffer is my bestie! :)

Bloodhounds and Babies said...

The floors are beautiful!! Great job!

Brittany said...

Beautiful floors!! Classic.

the tichenor family said...

love the floors, they look awesome!!

the mcquire family said...

First of all, LOVE your new blog header!! It's so pretty and festive...I am getting close to posting Christmas decor pics, I know you can't wait, Ha! ;) Secondly, I LOVE & ADORE your new floors!!! The hardwood is gorgeous and your hubby did a fabulous job!! Happy Thanksgiving sweet girl. xoxo

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

those look beautiful! I wish my floors were dark like that!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm glad to have found yours now!


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