Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Out With The Old Carpet

And in with the new wood floors! 

We haven't made it to the complete afters for the living room renovations, but I wanted to show the progress that we have made so far.

Here's a before shot of the living room, old carpet and all.

I had to get one last shot of the tile in front of the fireplace because it wouldn't be making a reappearance. 

Mom and I moved out all of that furniture the night before the team came in to lay down the new floor.

24 hours later and the room just felt so much larger with the new laminate wood floors installed.

We wanted the room painted and to have the popcorn ceiling removed prior to Thanksgiving, but the timing just wasn't going to cut it.  Hopefully before Christmas it'll all get done.  As we were putting the furniture back in the living room, there was one piece that Mom was not at all excited about working back into the space.

See that entertainment center?  It used to hold an old tube TV before my brother Dennis, Chris & I gave my parents a flat screen for Christmas a couple of years ago.  The entertainment center is a large piece, with several places to just hoard things like tapes from the 1996 Olympics.  It just wasn't needed anymore.  So we made use of Chris' truck and hauled that not so light piece of furniture to the Salvation Army for donation. 

Mom and Dad made the rounds to local thrift stores and furniture outlets before stumbling upon this beauty.

It's much smaller and frees up even more space in this room.  Once the walls are painted, the plan is to mount the TV on the wall and get rid of that fake plant that is currently in place just to hide the old Satellite cable and phone line.  Just keeping it real. Dad will finally remove those lines that have not been used since my college days.

Have you purchased any new furniture piece lately?  Did you or your parents used to record anything and everything that they thought would be a once in a lifetime type of event?


  1. It looks so gorgeous! Hardwood (or laminate) flooring always makes such a huge difference!

  2. New floors are the best. Feels clean and new I bet.

  3. Wow and wow. LOVE the new flooring. What a difference. You have such a nice house!

  4. such a huge difference--the room looks great!

  5. Thanks everyone!! The new floors are a big hit and we're excited to finish off some more changes to the room!

  6. Holy cow, that made a HUGE difference! Looks so much better. I wish we had dark floors...ours are the lighter colored wood and it's OKAY, but I love the darker ones so much better.

  7. The floors came out really nice. Looks great!

  8. Oh my gosh, what a HUGE difference! Your living room looks absolutely gorgeous with the new floor! (And I've got to admit, those before and after shots make me pretty excited for our new floors!)